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Universities and colleges--Iowa

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Adonijah Strong Welch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 2/1
Abstract Adonijah Welch was the President (1869-1883) of the newly established Iowa State Agricultural College (Iowa State University). Welch is credited for a number of successes during his tenure as president, though his most lasting legacy may be the design of Iowa State’s early campus. Welch helped develop Iowa State’s first courses in agriculture and mechanical arts and supported the right of women to receive a college education. The collection contains biographical information, correspondence,...
Dates: 1849-1988, 2017

Francis L. Messerly papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0143
Scope and Content The collection (1967-1984, undated) contains correspondence, publications, reports, articles, news clippings, speeches and biographical information. Except for the biographical information, the collection consists of documents from his service as a Representative and Senator in the Iowa General Assembly. The majority of the collection contains records related to Iowa universities (the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa), including the years of campus...
Dates: 1967-1984, undated

Gordon P. Eaton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 2/12
Abstract Gordon Pryor Eaton, the twelfth President (1986-1990) of Iowa State University, received a B.A. in geology from Wesleyan University in 1951 and an M.S. in geology (1953) and a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics (1957) from the California Institute of Technology. Eaton worked for the U.S. Geological survey as well as various universities before his arrival. This collection contains materials created during the course of his presidency, including biographical information, correspondence with...
Dates: 1972-2002, undated

Iowa State University. Alumni Band Association records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/2/4
Scope and Content The collection (1980-2015) contains documentation related to the activities and operation of the ISU Alumni Band. Materials pertaining to the operation of the organization include bylaws, executive board meeting minutes, email and letter correspondence, financial reports, and planning materials for the annual banquet usually held during Homecoming weekend. Also included in the collection are materials that were distributed amongst the members of the ISU Alumni Band. These documents include...
Dates: 1980-2015

Iowa State University. Capital Improvement Advisory Committee records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 8/6/13
Scope and Content

The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, membership lists, reports and recommendations of the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee.

Dates: 1954-2002

Joseph Zinn Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/17/62
Scope and Content

The collection (1973-1998) contains biographical information, conference materials, correspondence, news clippings, and press releases. The bulk of the collection relates to musical organizations, including the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Iowa Music Educators Association, and the Music Educators National Association.

Dates: 1973-1998

Leigh Smith John Hunt papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030018133]
Identifier: RS 2/3

Leigh Hunt, born in 1855, was the third president (1885) of Iowa State Agricultural College (Iowa State University). This collection (1885-2009) includes biographical information, correspondence, and news clippings. The majority of these documents detail Hunt’s activities after his presidency at Iowa State. They record his role as founder of Oriental Consolidated Mines of Korea, his plans to fund experimental small-scale farms in Iowa, and his financial interest in cotton in Sudan.

Dates: 1885-2009

Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS) records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 1/4/4
Abstract The Liaison Advisory Committee on Transfer Students (LACTS), composed of representatives from Iowa’s community colleges and public universities, was formed in 1972. LACTS helps students with transfer credit policies, and they create specific agreements between institutions of higher education to coordinate how the credits are accepted to meet degree requirements. This collection (1972-2009) contains agendas of meetings, correspondence between Iowa community colleges, LACTS meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1972-2009

Martin C. Jischke papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 2/13
Abstract Martin C. Jischke, a native of Chicago, Illinois, received his B.S. (1963) in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his M.S. (1964) and a Ph.D. (1968) in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was trained as a fluid dynamicist. Jischke started his career as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He was eventually promoted to Dean of the College of...
Dates: 1989-2008, undated

W. Robert Parks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 2/11
Scope and Content This collection (1934-1999, undated) consists of biographical information, addresses and speeches, correspondence, minutes, and printed materials. Materials document Parks’ career at Iowa State as the Dean of Instruction, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and President of Iowa State. The files detail the relationship of Iowa State with the Iowa Board of Regents and other Regents’ Universities, student activities such as VEISHEA (Iowa State’s annual celebration) and the Government of the...
Dates: 1934-1999, undated

Wallace E. Barron papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/2/13
Scope and Content This collection (1931-1979, undated) contains material relating to Barron’s career and includes biographical information, correspondence, and material related to the Iowa State University Alumni Association. The biographical information consists of news clippings, biographies, and materials related to Barron’s retirement and memorial. The collection also includes correspondence with alumni, donors, Iowa State University president Charles Friley, and members of the...
Dates: 1931-1979, undated

William Isaac Chamberlain papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030018141]
Identifier: RS 2/4
Abstract William Chamberlain, born in 1837, was the fourth President (1886-1890) of Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State University). His presidency was a rocky road, being criticized from students and locals. This collection (1886-1997, undated) includes biographical information, correspondence, and inauguration programs. The correspondence includes letters between Chamberlain and Edgar Stanton, a member of Iowa State’s first graduating class (1872) as well as a faculty member of Iowa State. There...
Dates: 1886-1997, undated

William Miller Beardshear papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 2/5
Abstract William Beardshear was President of Iowa Agricultural College and Iowa State College (University). Beardshear developed new agricultural programs and hired premier faculty members; he also expanded the university administration. While Beardshear was President, the following events also occurred at Iowa State: the school colors of cardinal and gold were named, Iowa State became known as the Cyclones (1895), and the first Bomb (the university yearbook) was published in 1893, and the name was...
Dates: 1884-2009, undated