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Marcia Berd Sontag papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/139

Scope and Content

The collection contains pamphlets and ephemera that an incoming Iowa State College freshman co-ed would have received in the early 1950s, including information and handbooks for Freshman Days and Formal Rush as well as dormitory assignments and an area business guide. There is an extensive group of sorority leaflets given out to rushees, the fall (1953) issue of “Green Gander,” and the back-to-school (1953) issue of “The Iowa Homemaker.”


  • 1953

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Marcia Berd Sontag of Newton, Iowa, attended Iowa State College (University) for the Fall quarter of 1953. While majoring in home economics, Marcia lived in Birch Hall and went through the formal sorority rushing process in the Fall of 1953. After leaving Iowa State College, Berd attended Drake University in Des Moines and married Jon Sontag.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Topically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/139. Marcia Berd Sontag papers, 1953
January 15, 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
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