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Iowa State University Farm Operations Club

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/5/0/23

Scope and Content

This collection (1948-[ongoing]) contains notebooks of the secretary, meeting minutes, membership information, newsletters, articles, photographs from various activities and functions, reports, memorabilia, certificates, a guestbook, financial records, two scrapbooks, an original Farm Op Crest drawing, a plaque, and slides.


  • 1948-2001

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Beginning in 1944, Iowa State began offering a program in Farm Operations leading to a certificate after completing two years of study or a Bachelor of Science degree after four years. The program's primary purpose was to meet the interests and needs of students who had chosen farming as their life work and were limited to the amount of time they could spend in college.

The Farm Op Club was organized to provide non-classroom opportunities for these students, develop leadership skills, and build relationships between students and faculty. Activities over the years have included an annual banquet, picnic, tour to farming operations in the Midwest, operation of a concession stand at VEISHEA, and other activities.

Additionally, the Farm Op Club provides scholarships each year to students within the curriculum who demonstrate high achievements in academics, leadership, and service to the community. Membership is open any student interested and meetings are held each month.


5.76 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes)


This collection is organized chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 22/5. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Professional and Occupational Organizations records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/5/0/23. Iowa State University Farm Operations Club, 1948-2001
April 12, 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
(515) 294-6672