Sylvia Flogstad Student Life Scrapbook
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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
Open for research.
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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: https://plaza.las.iastate.edu/directory/sylvia-flogstad/
.21 Linear Feet ( 1 half document box)
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Released on 2020-06-17.
- RS 21/7/288. Sylvia Flogstad Student Life Scrapbook, 1918, undated
- July 23, 2020
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