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Towers Residence Association papers

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/9/3

Scope and Content

The collection contains documents from the TRA Executive Council, the Senate, leadership conferences, and newspaper clippings. The collection includes meeting minutes, fliers and promotions used for events, photographs, bills, and Constitutions and By-laws.


  • 1967-2005, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Towers were built between the years of 1965 and 1969, each containing ten floors, or houses. To give the students of these houses voices in issues pertaining to them, a student-run legislative body was organized.

Towers Residence Association is the student governmental organization representing the residents of Wallace-Wilson and Knapp-Storms halls at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

The TRA Senate was composed of a senator from each floor. The members of the TRA Executive Council were elected and appointed officials acting on behalf of the residents of TRA. Members of the Senate from TRA are sent to represent the house at IRHA (Inter-Residence Hall Association) which governs all residence halls.


3.78 Linear Feet (9 document boxes and one map case folder)

Items in related collections

RS 22/9. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Residence Organizations records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/9/3. Towers Residence Association papers, 1967-2005, undated
April 2, 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