100 Years of Homecoming

Enjoy learning a few highlights of the UI's century-old homecoming tradition. David McCartney, university archivist, recounts some stories, drawing from holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries. David also shows the short film "The Fame of the Black and Gold" which features historical footage and highlights of 14 early Hawkeye football games of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Homecoming button archive

Browse the designs of the Homecoming Button from years' past (1924 - Present)

Homecoming buttons are traditionally made each year and have become collector’s items for Hawkeye enthusiasts around the world! Check out the collection of buttons housed in the lobby of the Iowa House Hotel in the Iowa Memorial Union and in our virtual archive.

Browse the archive