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Ethos records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/6/0/10

Scope and Content

This collection (1947-2013, undated) includes records concerning Ethos’ finances, advertising, awards, editorial staff, and publication board. It also includes news clippings and an incomplete set of copies of individual magazine issues.


  • 1947-2013, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Ethos is a student publication produced by students at Iowa State University. It was first published in 1947 and initially called The Scientist. In 1954, the name officially changed to Ethos. The magazine is produced solely by Iowa State students and is supported by funding from the Government of the Student Body. It is a full-color production and is printed four times a year with a circulation of about 4,500. Ethos is a general interest magazine with stories featuring campus personalities, university issues, and entertainment at Iowa State University. Ethos provides students with the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at magazine production and students from all majors are welcome to contribute as writers, editors, designers, photographers, or advertisers.


1.68 Linear Feet (4 document boxes)


Ethos is a general interest magazine published by students at Iowa State University. It includes stories regarding campus news, local personalities, and entertainment opportunities. The publication, initially titled The Scientist, was first issued in 1947 and is supported by funding from the Iowa State University Government of the Student Body. This collection includes publication awards, board minutes, records, and news clippings. The collection also contains an incomplete set of loose issues of the magazine.


This collection is loosely organized into two series: publication records and loose issues. Each series is organized Chronologically with publication records listed first and extra magazine issues towards the back.

Items in related collections

RS 22/6. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Publications records

Related collection materials

A complete set of physical copies of Ethos can be found in the ISU Library (see call number LH1 E8).

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/6/0/10. Ethos records, 1947-2013, undated
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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