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Sylvia Flogstad Student Life Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/288

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbook pages with black and white photographs documenting student life at Iowa State University at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Although Sylvia is listed in Iowa State College records as Sylva she called herself Sylvia after graduation. Sylvia and her sister Ida are identified in some of the photographs.


  • 1918, undated

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.


Sylvia Flogstad was born in Story County, Iowa on December 26, 1896. Her parents were Paul P. and Jennie (Daniels) Flogstad.

Sylvia graduated from Roland High School in 1916 and went to Iowa State College. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, a social sorority. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics on June 9, 1920 and briefly taught at Roland High School.

Flogstad was president of the Wauwatosa High School PTA, a substitute teacher at the Wauwatosa Public High School, and treasurer of the Wauwatosa Women' Club.She was a founding member of the Philantrhopic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter AH; active in Eastern Star and Zeta Tau Alpha, and president of the Milwaukee Pan Hellenic Society. During World War II, Sylvia volunteered to be trained as an air raid block warden and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

Flogstad married Ernest Jesse Rasmusson in 1921 and they had three daughters. Flogstad died in 1972.

The biography for Sylvia Flogstad was taken from the Iowa State University Plaza of Heroines project. The full biography can be found at the following website:


.21 Linear Feet ( 1 half document box)

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Items in related collections

RS 21/7. Iowa State University. Alumni and Former Students records

Processing Information

Released on 2020-06-17.

RS 21/7/288. Sylvia Flogstad Student Life Scrapbook, 1918, undated
July 23, 2020
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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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