University of Iowa - Historical Marker Program

Historical Marker locations

Iowa Memorial Union Pedestrian Bridge and Fountain (East Campus)

Iowa Memorial Union (East Campus)

Hubbard Park - Archaeology Interpretation (East Campus)

historical marker sites map

Historical Marker Campus Map

Old Capitol Area Historic

about the historical marker program

The University of Iowa (UI) and its campus have a rich history. For more than 150 years the University has responded to growth in enrollment, changes in educational priorities and practices, fires and disasters, and changing educational values. Despite profound change, its history remains in many of the campus sites and historic buildings that have been preserved, maintained and renovated for new purposes.

The historical marker master plan will help to create an identifiable system recognizable to the University community and its visitors.


The program has three primary components:

  1. Create an overarching historical marker look and feel that unifies the entire system.
  2. Establish an appreciation for the University’s historical development and the place it holds in the history of the Iowa and the nation.
  3. Heighten public awareness of the historic and architecturally significant aspects of the University campus as well as individual buildings, structures, sites, and objects by drawing attention to important people, events and developments.

Helpful links

Office of the State Archaeologist
UI Admissions
IMU Student Life
UI Libraries - Iowa Digital Library
UI Campus Master Plan
UI Facilities Accessibility
Campus Maps