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Ira Schroeder papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/17/54

Scope and Content

The collection (1872-2007, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, news clippings and articles, and research materials about the Campanile at Iowa State University. The collection also contains a scrapbook compiled by Schroeder of printed materials that used a depiction of the Iowa State campanile. These include extension bulletins, covers to Iowa State directories, stationery, athletics programs, and a variety of other materials that use a depiction of the campanile.


  • 1872-2007, undated


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Ira Schroeder was born on January 25, 1902, in Blairsburg, Iowa. He graduated in 1923 from the Ellsworth Conservatory in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He received his Bachelors of Music Degree (1927) in piano and theory from the Bush Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Schroeder studied the carillon with Harold Simonds of St. Chrysastom and the University of Chicago; and with Percival Price, Dominion carillonneur at the Peace Tower, Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada. He later attended L’Ecole du Carillon Mechelen, Belgium.

After four years on the faculty at the Bush Conservatory, Schroeder came to Iowa State in 1931 and served as Carillonneur (1931-1969) and as an Instructor (1931-1944), Assistant Professor (1944-1949), and as Associate Professor (1949-1969) in the Department of Music. He played the carillon at Iowa State for 38 years, twice a day, Monday through Friday, at 8:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. He also presented numerous special carillon concerts during his time at Iowa State. In addition to his daily performances, Schoreder taught piano and music appreciation at Iowa State. He was named Parade Marshall for the 1961 VEISHEA parade.


1.88 Linear Feet (1 half-document box and 1 oversize box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 13/17. Iowa State University. Department of Music records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/17/54. Ira Schroeder papers, 1872-2007, undated
January 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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