Frequently-asked questions regarding Academic Libraries 1

How did Iowa compare to other states in the number of total grants received for academic libraries?

Iowa received grants for 7 of its academic institutions, following Pennsylvania (9 grants), and Ohio (8 grants), and Iowa tied with Kansas with 7 grants.

How many academic libraries were built in Iowa?

Iowa’s academic institutions received funding to build 7 academic libraries.

How much total grant money from Carnegie did Iowa receive for academic libraries?

Iowa’s academic institutions received $210,000 compared with Kansas ($196,000), Ohio ($368,445), and Pennsylvania ($441,000).

1 Information on the Academic Libraries is taken from: Durand R. Miller, Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings 1890-1917. (New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1943).