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

RS 7/2/4
Iowa State University

Vice President for Student Affairs

Office of Admissions
Admissions Reports, 1930-2001


Descriptive summary

creator: Iowa State University. Office of Admissions
title: Admissions Reports
dates: 1930-2001
extent: 4.2 linear feet (10 document boxes )
collection number: RS 7/2/4
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. Office of Admissions Admissions Reports, RS 7/2/4, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Abstract

The Office of Admissions at Iowa State University is responsible for coordinating new student admissions, campus visits, new student orientation, student financial aid and other related operations. Originally overseen by the University Registrar, the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar were made independent units in 1988. Both offices were relocated to the Enrollment Services Center (formerly Alumni Hall) at that time. This collection consists of data and reports compiled by the Office of Admissions and provides general information on incoming students such as gender, ethnicity, and place of origin. Much of this data is included in the Annual Statistical Report which is compiled by the Office of Admissions and other related units.

 

Historical note

The Recorder's Office, renamed the Office of the Registrar in 1906, was established in 1886 as part of the Treasurer's Office. For many years the roles of Treasurer and Recorder/Registrar were held by one man, Herman Knapp. However, beginning in 1920 the Registrar became a full-time position with the appointment of J. R. Sage. During this time, the Office of the Registrar oversaw student admissions, academic records and transcripts, class scheduling, and graduation requirements. A separate Admissions Office, under the oversight of the Registrar, was established in Beardshear Hall in 1943.

In 1959, Registrar Arthur Gowan added Director of Admissions to his title to emphasize the growing importance of the admissions operation. By 1963 the Office of the Registrar was absorbed into the newly organized Office of Admissions and Records and the title of Director changed to Dean in 1965. Also at that time, the position of Assistant Director of Admissions became Director of Admissions. In 1988, the position of Dean of Admissions and Records was eliminated and the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar became independent units under the oversight of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Both offices were relocated to the Enrollment Services Center (formerly Alumni Hall) at that time.

The position of Assistant Vice President for Enrollment was established in 1996 to oversee and coordinate admissions, campus visits, new student orientation, student financial aid and other related operations. As of 2012, all of these activities are organized under the Office of Admissions.

Heads of Admissions:

Name

Dates

Title

James L. Geddes

(1886-1887)

Recorder

Herman Knapp

(1887-1906)

Recorder

Herman Knapp

(1906-1920)

Recorder and Registrar

J. R. Sage

(1920-1922)

Acting Registrar

J. R. Sage

(1922-1951)

Registrar

Arthur M. Gowan

(1951-1959)

Registrar and Examiner

Arthur M. Gowan

(1959-1963)

Director of Admissions and Registrar

Arthur M. Gowan

(1963-1965)

Director of Admissions and Records

Wayne DeVaul

(1965-1972)

Director of Admissions

Karsten Smedal

(1972-1975)

Acting Director of Admissions

Karsten Smedal

(1975-1996)

Director of Admissions

Marc Harding

(1997-2012)

Director of Admissions

Darin Wohlgemuth

(2012-        )

Interim Director of Admissions

 

Collection description

This collection (1930-2001) consists of data and reports compiled by the Office of Admissions and provides general information on incoming students such as gender, ethnicity, and place of origin. Some of this data was not collected in the earliest reports. The reports include monthly reports and final reports for fall admissions numbers as well as reports for spring and summer admissions. Much of this data is included in the Annual Statistical Report which is compiled by the Office of Admissions and other related units.

 

Related materials

Related collections in the Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library include:

  • Annual Statistical Reports (this and related titles are classified under the following call numbers: LD2532.9 I57x, LD 2532.9 I571x, LD 2532.9 I5731, LD 2532.9 I57311, LD 2532.9 I573111, and LD2532.9 I5732x)

 

Organization

This collection is organized chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Admissions Reports

1930-1933

1

2

Admissions Reports

1933-1935

1

3

Admissions Reports

1935-1936

1

4

Enrollment Statistics

1935-1943

1

5

Admissions Reports

1936-1937

1

6

Admissions Reports

1937-1938

1

7

Admissions Reports

1938-1939

1

8

Admissions Reports

1939-1940

1

9

Admissions Reports

1940-1941

2

1

Admissions Reports

1941-1942

2

2

Admissions Reports

1942-1943

2

3

Admissions Reports

1943-1945

2

4

Admissions Reports

1945-1946

2

5

Admissions Reports

1946-1947

2

6

Admissions Reports

1947-1948

2

7

Admissions Reports

1948-1949

3

1

Admissions Reports

1949-1950

3

2

Admissions Reports

1950-1951

3

3

Admissions Reports

1951-1952

3

4

Admissions Reports

1952-1953

3

5

Admissions Reports

1953-1954

3

6

Admissions Reports

1954-1955

3

7

Admissions Reports

1955-1956

4

1

Admissions Reports

1956-1957

4

2

Admissions Reports

1957-1958

4

3

Admissions Reports

1958-1959

4

4

Admissions Reports

1959-1960

4

5

Admissions Reports

1960-1961

4

6

Admissions Reports

1961-1962

5

1

Admissions Reports

1962-1963

5

2

Admissions Reports

1963-1964

5

3

Admissions Reports

1964-1965

5

4

Admissions Reports

1965-1966

6

1

Admissions Reports

1966-1967

6

2

Admissions Reports

1967-1968

6

3

Admissions Reports - Fall

1968

6

4

Admissions Reports

1969-1970

6

5

Admissions Reports

1970-1971

6

6

Admissions Reports

1971-1972

6

7

Admissions Reports

1972-1973

7

1

Admissions Reports

1973-1974

7

2

Admissions Reports

1974-1975

7

3

Admissions Reports

1975-1976

7

4

Admissions Reports

1976-1977

7

5

Admissions Reports

1977-1978

7

6

Admissions Reports

1978-1979

7

7

Admissions Reports

1979-1980

7

8

Admissions Reports

1980-1981

8

1

Admissions Reports

1981-1982

8

2

Admissions Reports

1982-1983

8

3

Admissions Reports

1983-1984

8

4

Admissions Reports

1984-1985

8

5

Admissions Reports

1985-1986

8

6

Admissions Reports

1986-1987

8

7

Admissions Reports

1987-1988

9

1

Admissions Reports

1988-1989

9

2

Admissions Reports

1989-1990

9

3

Admissions Reports

1990-1991

9

4

Admissions Reports

1991-1992

9

5

Admissions Reports

1992-1993

9

6

Admissions Reports

1993-1994

9

7

Admissions Reports

1994-1995

10

1

Admissions Reports

1995-1996

10

2

Admissions Reports

1996-1997

10

3

Admissions Reports

1997-1998

10

4

Admissions Reports

1998-1999

10

5

Admissions Reports

1999-2000

10

6

Admissions Reports

2000-2001

10

7

Admissions Reports

2001