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FarmHouse Fraternity. Iowa Chapter records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/11/2/18

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of two series: series one contains the general records of the Iowa Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity and series two consists of scrapbooks compiled by the fraternity. The general records of FarmHouse include the records of Lanthus, annual reports, newsletters, news clippings, and architectural plans of the fraternity house.


  • 1921-2011

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Access Restrictions

Open for research; Box 22 is restricted.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Iowa Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity was chartered at Iowa State College (University) January 22, 1927. The fraternity was first established in 1923 as Lanthus Fraternity, a local fraternity for agricultural students dedicated to excellence in scholarship, character, personality, and activities. Throughout its existence, Lanthus, and later the Iowa Chapter of FarmHouse, has consistently received one of the highest grade point averages of all fraternities and sororities at Iowa State.

The official colors of FarmHouse are green, white and gold; the flower is the sunburst rose; and the motto is "Builder of Men". The fraternity house is located at 311 Ash Avenue (Ames, Iowa).


24.3 Linear Feet (1 half-document box, 9 document boxes, 2 records center cartons, and 18 oversized boxes)

Items in related collections

RS 22/11. Iowa State University. Student Organizations - Social Fraternities and Sororities records

Processing Information

Released on 2019-04-02.

RS 22/11/2/18. FarmHouse Fraternity. Iowa Chapter records, 1921-2011
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