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Iowa State University Chapter American Commons Club records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/11/2/46

Scope and Content

The collection (1921-1982, undated) contains membership lists, newsletters, correspondence, news clippings, and brochures. The records also include several drafts and the notes to the brief history of the club, The Commoners of Iowa State, written in 1979 by Kent Pellet (Iowa State College, 1928), Ed Voss (Denison University, 1950), and Ralph Luebbers (Iowa State College, 1927).


  • 1921-1982, undated

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The American Commons Club was chartered at Iowa State College (University) in 1927 as an alternative to the fraternities on campus. The chapter house was located at 214 Hyland Avenue (Ames, Iowa). The Iowa State Chapter closed in 1936, due to difficulties caused by the Depression.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

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

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 22/11/2/46. Iowa State University Chapter American Commons Club records, 1921-1982, undated
March 12, 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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