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Arthur H. Pickford papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/143

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs and postcards of Iowa State College campus buildings and student life compiled by Arthur H. Pickford during his life. The collection also contains one audio cassette tape from his funeral in 2003.


  • Creation: ca. 1899-2003, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Harold Pickford, Jr. was born September 20, 1921 in Mason City, Iowa. He attended Iowa State College (University) starting 1939 and graduated with a B.S. (1943) in Mechanical Engineering.

Pickford worked as a Research Engineer for a tractor manufactoring company, and as a Mechanical Engineer for Caterpiller Tractor Co. in Illinois.

He was the son of Arthur H. Pickford, Sr. and Hermine Knapp Pickford, the daughter of Herman Knapp (Iowa State President 1926-1927).

Arthur Pickford died August 17, 2003 in Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Elsa Evans Pickford.


2.44 Linear Feet (4 flat photo boxes)

Language of Materials


RS 21/7/143 Arthur H. Pickford papers
Leo Thompson, student assistant
July 13, 2022
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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