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Iowa State University. Osborn Research Club records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 20/2/1

Scope and Content

The collection (1910-2013) consists of annual reports, activities and membership records, club meeting announcements, sign-in sheets, minutes and notes, club histories, correspondence, and club policies. Also included in the collection is a pictorial history consisting of a scrapbook and a slideshow script that were produced in 1980.


  • 1910-2013

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Osborn Research Club, first organized as the Natural Science Research Club on February 16, 1920. It was renamed the Osborn Research Club on January 7, 1921. The club was created to allow faculty actively engaged in research to meet and hear reports on research work being done on campus.

The club is named for Dr. Herbert Osborn whom received a B.S. (1879), an M.S. (1880), and an honorary Doctorate of Science (1916) from Iowa State College (University). Dr. Osborn taught at Iowa State (1879-1898), during this time he organized the school’s first science club. He accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Zoology and Entomology (1898-1916) at Ohio State University; he later accepted a research professorship (1916-1933).


1.05 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and 1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 20/2/1. Iowa State University. Osborn Research Club records, 1910-2013
March 12, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672