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Semi-Centennial of the Opening of the Iowa Agricultural College collection

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 0/11/3

Scope and Content

The collection (1920-1921) contains the records of the Semi-Centennial Committee, including meeting minutes and correspondence, as well as programs, brochures, and booklets donated later and added to the committee records. In addition, there is a file of photocopied correspondence with Louis H. Pammel (Professor of Botany, 1889-1929) regarding his work with the semi-centennial and a bound volume of letters in response to invitations sent to representatives of other institutions.

Dates

  • 1920-1921

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

On June 6-9, 1920, the Iowa State College (University) sponsored a semi-centennial celebration in honor of the 1869 opening of the institution. World War I prevented the celebration from being held in 1919. The celebration consisted of a Semi-Centennial Commencement, Founder's Day Celebration, and Homecoming feature for alumni. The celebration's activities included an historical pageant, military ceremonies, divisional symposia, a dinner, and a baseball game against Drake University.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

The Iowa State College (University) sponsored a semi-centennial celebration in honor of the 1869 opening of the institution on June 6-9, 1920. The celebration entailed a Semi-Centennial Commencement, Founder's Day Celebration, and Homecoming feature for alumni. This collection contains the records of the Semi-Centennial Committee, including meeting minutes and correspondence; programs; brochures; and booklets highlighting Iowa State's history. Also included is a file of photocopied correspondence with Louis H. Pammel (Professor of Botany, 1889-1929) regarding his work with the semi-centennial and a bound volume of letters in response to invitations sent to representatives of other institutions.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 0/11/3. Semi-Centennial of the Opening of the Iowa Agricultural College collection, 1920-1921
Date
February 6, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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