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George T. Wills engineering drawing book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/234

Scope and Content

This collection (1878 circa) contains the drawing book of Iowa State student George T. Wills. Students enrolled in the engineering curriculum at the time were required to devote a substantial amount of time to drawing, including courses in free-hand drawing; shades, shadows, and perspective; exercises in mechanical drawings; and machine drawing. The majority of the drawings in this book, approximately 40 in all, appear to be from a course Wills would have taken his junior year on shades, shadows, and perspective.


  • 1878 circa

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


George T. Wills from Boone, Iowa, was born in 1855. He attended Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State University) for four years from 1875-1878, but appears to not have graduated. He died in 1912. He and his wife, Alice, are buried in LaMoille Cemetery, Marshall County, Iowa.


1.60 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/234. George T. Wills engineering drawing book, 1878 circa
January 22, 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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