University of Iowa

Belle Plaine - Collections Policy Plan for Historic District and Gas Station

A student in the Museums Studies Certificate program helped develop Collections Recommendations and a Collections Policy Plan for Gas Station Memorabilia at Preston’s Historic District in Belle Plaine.

The site has a rich history and houses many artifacts relating to this history, and members of the staff were looking for guidance on what to keep and preserve. Among the artifacts are historic metal automotive promotional signs.  Collection recommendations were shared with staff as well as a Collection Management Policy.