Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 22/6/0/6
Iowa State University Bomb Yearbook
Records, 1892-2010, n.d.


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University Bomb Yearbook

title:

Records

dates:

1892-2010, n.d.

extent:

0.63 linear (1 document box and 1 half-document box)

collection number:

RS 22/6/0/6

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Iowa State University Bomb Yearbook Records, RS 22/6/0/6, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The Iowa Agricultural College/Iowa State University yearbook, the Bomb was published annually from 1893 to 1993, with the exception of 1902. The junior class produced the yearbook from 1891 to 1925, when the senior class took over with their own special 1925 special edition.

The origin of the yearbook's title is explained in the 1895 edition; "The first thought that comes to mind at the mention of the name "Bomb" is that of an instrument of war, exploding and causing destruction amongst enemies. ...But a bomb is occasionally put to a much pleasanter use than that of an engine of destruction. One form is used as a means of conveying messages to distant friends. Our Bomb agrees with such a definition also. Its mission is to awaken pleasant reminiscences in the minds of the alumni, and to convey to them information regarding all their brother graduates."

In 1968, the Government of the Student Body set up a five-year plan to make the Bomb financially independent and made their last regular allocation in 1971. During the 1980s and early 1990s the yearbook suffered with decreased sales, poor financial management, and a contract dispute with an outside vendor. By 1989 the yearbook had accumulated a $17,000 budget deficit. The deficit grew to $90,000 in five years, and the university administration suspended the printing of the 1994 yearbook.

In April 1995 the university administration announced that no future yearbooks would be produced at Iowa State University until a sustainable plan was developed.

 

Collection description

The collection contains correspondence, descriptive brochures, financial records, forms, news clippings and publicity materials.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1 9 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws 1953-1991

2

38

Awards

1942-1989

1

1

Correspondence

1901-1988

1

2

Descriptive brochures

1993, n.d.

1

3

Financial records: Account audit trail, December

1990

1

4

Financial records: Account audit trail, January – February

1991

1

5

Financial records: Deposit slips

1990-1991

1

6

Financial records: Deposit slips, January

1991

1

7

Financial records: Deposit slips, March

1991

1

8

Financial records: Deposit slips, April

1991

2

1

Financial records: Expenses, January

1990

2

2

Financial records: Expenses, March

1990

2

3

Financial records: Expenses, April

1990

2

4

Financial records: Expenses, May

1990

2

5

Financial records: Expenses, June

1990

2

6

Financial records: Expenses, July

1990

2

7

Financial records: Expenses, August

1990

2

8

Financial records: Expenses, September

1990

2

9

Financial records: Expenses, October

1990

2

10

Financial records: Expenses, November

1990

2

11

Financial records: Expenses, December

1990

2

12

Financial records: Expenses (receipts), January

1991

2

13

Financial records: Expenses (vouchers), February

1991

2

14

Financial records: Expense ledger, January-March

1990

2

15

Financial records: Expense ledger, April

1990

2

16

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, May

1990

2

17

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, June – August

1990

2

18

Financial records: Expense ledger and income with reconciliation, September

1990

2

19

Financial records: Expense ledger/reconciliation, October

1990

2

20

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, January

1991

2

21

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, February

1991

2

22

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, March – May

1991

2

23

Financial records: Income and expense ledger, November – December

1991

2

24

Financial records: Project statement, March

1990

2

25

Financial records: Project statement, April

1990

2

26

Financial records: Project statement, May

1990

2

27

Financial records: Project statement, August

1990

2

28

Financial records: Project statement, September

1990

2

29

Financial records: Project statement, October

1990

2

30

Financial records: Project statement, November – December

1990

2

31

Financial records: Project statement, January

1991

2

32

Financial records: Project statement, February

1991

2

33

Financial records: Project statement, March – April

1991

2

34

Forms

1906-1979, n.d.

2

35

News clippings

1892-2010

2

39

Poster: "You Know You're an Iowa Stater When..."

1982

2

36

Publicity materials

1941-1954

2

37

Proposal/mockup ISU Campus Yearbook

1995