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Arthur M. Gowan records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 7/2/11

Scope and Content

This collection consists of biographical information, committee files, correspondence, meeting minutes, files relating to student groups and surveys. Of particular interest are files that concentrate on foreign students and students involved in the military.


  • 1932-1991

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Recorder's Office was established in 1886 under the Treasurer's Office. In 1906, the name was changed to the Registrar's Office. Beginning in 1920, J. R. Sage served as the first full-time Registrar. The Registrar's Office was responsible for the affairs of the admissions and records until 1963 when the Admissions and Records Office took over the supervision of the admission of undergraduate and graduate students, registration. class scheduling and maintenance of the academic records of students. The title of Director changed to Dean in 1965.

Arthur M. Gowan (1910-1991) was employed by Iowa State University in the following positions: as a Mathematics Instructor (1942); Assistant to the Dean of Engineering (1944-1945); Admissions Officer (1946-1947); and Assistant Registrar (1947-1951). He then served in the following positions: Registrar (1951-1963) and Examiner (1951-1959); Director of Admissions and Registrar (1959-1963); Director of Admissions and Records (1963-1965) and was appointed the Dean of Admissions and Records (1965-1975).


4.20 Linear Feet (10 document boxes)


The collection is unorganized and the folders are unmarked.

Items in related collections

RS 7/2. Iowa State University. Office of Admissions records, 1893-2016

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 7/2/11. Arthur M. Gowan records, 1932-1991
April 22, 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