These papers contain letters and journals written by Mary Newbury Adams (1837-1901), who was an instrumental early supporter of the suffrage movement. Mary Adams blog post.Adams Family Papers finding aid.
Written accounts including diaries and letters from soldiers in the Civil War document life in camp, thoughts on the war, campaigns, and exploits; including an account of a prison escape.
The Descartes Pascal
digital collection contains glass plate negatives deplicting life at the turn of the twentieth century in Iowa. Decartes Pascal finding aid
Publications documenting various historical aspects of Iowa including local histories, fauna, flora, and geology of Iowa. For ISU history see CYbrary
's images of historic barns document the architecture of the iconic buildings as they began disappearing from the Iowa countryside.Michael P. Harker finding aid
A suffragist, feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna who was president of the American Womans Suffrage Association.Carrie Chapman Catt finding aid.
The history of the University is represented through historic photographs, student writings, and University publications.
Early histories of Iowa counties with biographical sketches of its citizens and descriptions of the events that shaped the towns.
Began as a talk show in 1924; the magazine was started in 1940 covering home stories, recipes, household tips, child-rearing advice and comments on current events.
Tewkesbury's expeditions through the Darien Jungle of Panama in 1939 and 1940 were taken to prove that the jungle and its inhabitants were not barriers to a Pan American Highway. Richard A. Tewkesbury finding aid