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Farm life--Iowa

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Richard Ullem papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029521808]
Identifier: MS-0234
Scope and Content This collection (1907-1980) contains a letter regarding family history, a newspaper clipping and an agricultural log book. The letter was written by Ullem’s son, Ben F. Ullem, in 1980 and provides details about Ullem family history. The clipping is from the Chariton Leader (October 3, 1907) and contains "The First Settlers," authored by Thomas Brandon (father of Laura Brandon Ullem). The commercially prepared log book,...
Dates: 1907-1927, 1980

Bess and Fred E. Ferguson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/13/52
Abstract Elizabeth "Bess" Storm Ferguson, a 1921 graduate of Iowa State, was a homemaker and journalist. Her husband, Fred, who was a 1922 graduate of Iowa State, was Publications Editor (1924-1953) for Iowa State College (University) and the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. This collection includes the papers of both Bess and Fred Ferguson and contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, professional writings, and farm records. Bess's professional works focus...
Dates: 1887-1986, undated

Celestia Lee Barker papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029523127]
Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Content

The main focus of this collection is Celestia Lee Barker's journal, which she began in 1863 at the age of 17. She wrote consistently in the journal from 1863 to 1866, documenting the events of her daily life. There are only occasional entries after 1866. These later entries, written on birthdays or anniversaries, relate to the Barker's marriage and family.

Dates: 1860-1987, undated

Deane C. and Marion A. Gunderson Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/8/11
Abstract Deane C. (1918-2010) and Marion Abbott (1919-2004) Gunderson lived on a farm near Rolfe in Pocahontas County, Iowa, for nearly six decades. Deane, a farmer and engineer by training, and Marion, a homemaker and librarian, both attended Iowa State College (University) during the late 1930s. They were active supporters of Iowa State's academic programs and devoted fans of Cyclone athletics throughout their lifetimes. The collection contains photograph albums, loose photographs, and genealogical...
Dates: 1877-2013, undated

Farmers’ Transmission Line Lawsuits collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0089
Scope and Content This collection (1969-1979, undated) contains documents relating to Commission hearings and court action, correspondence, lawyers notes regarding the construction of the power lines, and information about exhibits used in the court case. The collection contains information about several exhibits in the case such as: proposed routes of Iowa Power and Light Company, franchise, objectors lists, maps, request for right of eminent domain with accompanying maps of location of farms in Boone...
Dates: 1969-1979, undated

Frank Abraham papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/94
Scope and Content

This collection consists of college memorabilia, commencement programs, and a photograph album. The album contains family photos, images of student life and classmates, campus scenery, scenes from homecoming, postcards from friends, newspaper clippings, and photos of dormitory life. There are also photographs of Abraham’s hometown in Mt. Pleasant including agricultural scenes of life on the farm.

Dates: 1910-1916

Hired Hands Oral History Project records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030004299]
Identifier: MS-0533
Scope and Content The collection (1998-2010, undated) contains correspondence relating to Hired Hands grant awards and scholarships; grant application materials for the hired hands project proposal; ledgers detailing time committed to project; award recommendations for the Outstanding Project Award in the Public Humanities; promotional material; and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about the Hired Hands book as well as announcements of scholarship winners. The grant application materials do not...
Dates: 1998-2010, undated

Iowa Century Farms Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0096
Scope and Content

This collection contains personal diaries, journals, farm records, deeds, stories, and pictures pertaining to life on a Century Farm. Some original documents and photo copies of materials are present.

Dates: 1850-1882, 1976

Iowa State University. Life in Iowa Internship Program records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/5/5
Scope and Content

This collection (1974-2007, undated) includes records related to the Iowa State University Extension Life in Iowa summer internship program. Most of the records document the summer internships of 2002-2005 and include photographs of the students and their internship projects, news clippings and articles, student and employer survey results, and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1974-2007, undated

Iva Verona Horton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0183
Scope and Content This collection (1941-1982, undated) contains travel journals, diaries, biographical material, address books, and financial records. The bulk of the collection contains Iva Horton’s travel journals and diaries. The travel journals describe vacations, which always involved visits to family members and plenty of sightseeing along the way. The diaries are of the five year variety, most with a lock and key. In the early years, entries are simple notations on the weather and happenings on the...
Dates: 1941-1982, undated

Meade Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0565
Abstract The Meade family farmed in Iowa for many years beginning with John Meade in the 1860s. Earl and Mary Ball farmed a portion of this early Meade family acreage beginning in the 1960s. The collection contains interviews of Ralph Meade (audio cassette tapes, transcripts), journals, family histories, record books, and a notebook. Most of the material relates to Ralph and Magdalen Meade but also includes material from Norbert Meade, Mary Meade Ball and Earl Ball. The materials all document various...
Dates: 1924-1987, undated

Robert and Agnes Miksch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0699
Scope and Contents

This collection contains detailed farming and family financial record books. The records include receipts, notes, and documents pertaining to purchases of farm supplies and equipment, clothing, and everyday items for family life. The Miksch's used a variety of accounting books to record the farm finances issued by Iowa State College Press, Iowa State College, Iowa State University Extension Service John Deere, and National Farm and Loan Association.

Dates: 1938-1981

Voices from the Land: An Oral Documentation Project in Iowa records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0638
Abstract "Voices from the Land: An Oral History Project in Iowa" was an oral history project done in conjunction with the Iowa Women's Archives at the University of Iowa. Individuals involved in agriculture and farming were interviewed. This collection contains oral histories (audio recordings and transcriptions) and background information. The oral histories are primarily of women involved in agriculture and farming, with the exception of Fred Kirschenmann. A portion of those interviewed have done...
Dates: 2000-2007, undated

William H. Stacy papers

Identifier: RS 16/3/57
Abstract William H. Stacy (1894-1975) received a B.S. (1917) in agronomy from Iowa State College (University), an M.S. (1922) in agricultural economics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. (1935) in adult education from Columbia University. He was Extension Sociologist at Iowa State College (University) from 1922 until his retirement in 1959. He served as Adult Education Specialist on a U.S. Department of State-sponsored trip to Germany in 1952 and served for two years after his retirement in Korea...
Dates: 1911-1975, undated