DR Milestones: Digital Repository posts 70,000th item!

This week, the Iowa State University Digital Repository posted its 70,000th item. Launched in 2012, the repository has grown quickly, adding an average of 13,000 items a year!

Iowa State University Digital Repository 70,000 downloads
The Readership Distribution Map showing the Digital Repository has surpassed 70,000 downloads.

The 70,000th item uploaded is Mary Ellen Muckenhirn’s 1960 article, “Memo to suitcase stuffers.” The article appeared in The Iowa Homemaker, which was published from 1921 to 1961 by students studying Home Economics at Iowa State University.

Diagram from the 70,000th item
Diagram for making a travel bag to keep small items from getting lost in luggage.

The honor of uploading the 70,000th item went to our student assistant Jake Thompson, senior in Finance.

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