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Ada Foley scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/249

Scope and Content

This collection (1920-1930) consists of a college scrapbook compiled by Ada Foley. The scrapbook contains notes from fellow classmates, official correspondence from Iowa State announcing her transfer of credits, membership cards, house regulations, concert programs, party souvenirs, VEISHEA programs and flyers, photographs of classmates and student activities, and her commencement week program and announcement. The scrapbook also contains several pages of photographs and programs from her year at Purdue University. Letters and announcements from former classmates received by Foley following graduation are also included.


  • Creation: 1920-1930

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Born Catherine Ada Foley on March 17, 1902, she simply went by Ada by the time she reached college. Leaving her hometown of Paris, Illinois, Foley attended school at Purdue University (1920-1921). She transferred to Iowa State College (University) following her freshman year and was a resident of Elm Lodge. Foley graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. (1924) in home economics. Ada Foley died in December 1988


1.67 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)


Catherine Ada Foley scrapbook

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/249. Ada Foley scrapbook, 1920-1930
April 2, 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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