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Iowa Agricultural College Grange records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 20/2/6

Scope and Content

This collection (1909-1957) includes copies of the constitution and by-laws, correspondence, the Manual of the Overseer, membership records, dues accounts (in a role book), proceedings of annual sessions, a few rosters, and a 1925 Secretary's book. Some of the materials document other local Grange organizations such as the State Grange of Iowa and the Amboy (Newton, Iowa) Grange.


  • 1909-1957

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Iowa Agricultural College (IAC) Grange was organized January 3, 1910, as Chapter #2047 of the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. The campus chapter was also referred to as the Iowa State College Grange. Charter members included many of the faculty at the time including S. A. Beach, R. K. Bliss, R. E Buchanan, C. F. Curtiss, P. G. Holden, and L. H. Pammel. Later members included President Pearson and Ada Hayden. Though the campus Grange continued until 1939, there was considerable debate to cease the group during the 1920s.

The Grange Movement, founded in 1867, was very quickly adopted across the country due to the poor economic and social conditions endured by the farmers. The purpose of the organization was the advancement of agriculture through education rather than politics. At monthly meetings of the campus organization discussions focused on parliamentary law, book reviews, subjects of the day, and farming problems.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)


This collection is organized Chronologically with the constitution and by-laws listed first.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 20/2/6. Iowa Agricultural College Grange records, 1909-1957
July 23, 2020
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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
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