90th Anniversary Celebration Committee, Iowa State University records
Scope and Content
This collection (1947-1948) contains the records of the 90th Anniversary Celebration Committee and other materials created for the anniversary. The collection includes meeting minutes, certificates of congratulations, correspondence, invitation lists, programs relating to the 90th anniversary celebration, and an address given by President Charles Friley. A copy of the book Ninetieth Anniversary Celebration of the Iowa State College, which includes speeches and images from the day’s activities, is in the collection. Copies of this book are also available in the University Archives book collection (call number LD2547.7 Io8n).
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Open for research.
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On March 22, 1948, the Iowa State College (University) sponsored a 90th anniversary celebration in honor of the founding of the college, which occurred on March 22, 1858, when the charter act establishing a state agricultural college became law. Official planning for the anniversary started in November 1947 with the creation of the 90th Anniversary Celebration Committee. President Friley charged the committee with making arrangements for the day’s activities, including coordinating open houses of the college departments, developing a symposium, and sending invitations to guests for a special luncheon and dinner.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)
On March 22, 1948, the Iowa State College (University) sponsored a celebration to mark the 90th anniversary of the date when the act establishing a state agricultural college became law in Iowa. The 90th Anniversary Celebration Committee was formed to organize the festivities that included a luncheon, symposium, open houses, and a dinner. This collection contains the records of the 90th Anniversary Celebration Committee, materials related to the day’s activities, and an address by President Charles Friley.
The collection is organized Alphabetically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- RS 0/11/5. 90th Anniversary Celebration Committee, Iowa State University records, 1947-1948
- February 6, 2019
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