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

RS 7/4/5
Iowa State University.

Vice President for Student Affairs.

Department of Residence.
Richardson Court Houses Records, 1935-[ongoing]


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University. Vice President for Student Affairs. Department of Residence

title:

Richardson Court Houses Records

dates:

1935-[ongoing]

extent:

18.03 linear feet (4 document boxes, 10 oversized boxes)

collection number:

RS 7/4/5

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, Department of Residence, Richardson Court Houses Records, RS 7/4/5, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The Department of Housing was established in 1930. The name was changed to the Department of Residence in 1937. The Department of Residence is responsible for the administration, financing, and development of all university student housing facilities.

The first academic building on campus, Old Main, housed 77 men and 16 women in 1869. The President soon recognized a problem in the co-ed housing situation and appointed Mary Lovelace as Preceptress to look after the women students. A room bureau for the men was handled by the YMCA and supervised by the Committee on Student Accommodations. In 1925, the State Board of Education was authorized to borrow money for the construction of housing facilities with the University pledging the net income from the entire housing system toward repayment indebtedness incurred for additions to any part of it.

After World War II, a great influx of students, specifically male students, severely strained the entire residence hall system. To help manage the large number of students, each floor of the men's dormitories was organized into houses with a head resident in 1949. The head residents comprised the Men's Residence Association, which helped organize and promote activities for the men's residence hall members. It was not until 1965 that a similar system of houses and head residents was instituted in the women's dormitories.

In 1969 many of the residence halls became co-educational. The halls that had been traditionally men's dorms were now organized under the Union Drive Association (UDA) and the halls that were traditionally women's dorms were now called the Richardson Court Association (RCA). The Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA) was organized in 1982 to provide services and support for all the students living in the residence hall system.

 

Collection description

This collection (1935-[ongoing]) contains records from dormitory houses located in the Richardson Court residence halls: Barton, Bates, Birch, Elm, Freeman, Larch, Linden, Lyon, Maple, Oak, Roberts, Welch, and Willow Halls. Records include house constitutions, meeting minutes, policies, and scrapbooks. For more information on the early history of the Department of Residence see The First 100 Years of Residential Housing at Iowa State University by Julian C. Schilletter (call no. LD2544.6 S37x).

 

Organization

The collection is listed alphabetically by house.

 

Container list

 

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

3

16

Bates House: Constitution

undated

14   Bates House: Scrapbook (79 color photographs) 1968-1975
14   Bishop House: Scrapbook (28 color and 24 b/w photographs) 1968-1972

1

2

Cranor House: Photographs (12- 3x5 color photographs)

1991

4

 

Cranor House: Scrapbook (58- 3x5 color, 3 3x3 color photographs)

1980-1981

1

1

Cranor House: Scrapbook (94- 3x5 color, 1- 3x3 color photographs)

1981-1982

4

 

Forbes House: Scrapbook (196- 3.5x3.5 color photographs)

1979-1986

4

 

Forbes House: Scrapbook (9- 3.5x5 color, 69- 3.5x3.5 color photographs)

1987

3

13

Friant House: Award

1971

8

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (1- 8x10 color, 1- 5x7 color, 51- 3.5x5 color, 31- 3.5x3.5 color, 10- 3x3 color photographs)

1993-1994

6

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (105- 3x5 color, 1- 3x3 color, 9- 2x2 color, 10- 1x2 color, 10- 1x1 color photographs)

1981-1982

5

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (13- 3x5 color, 26- 3x3 color photographs)

1978

5

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (18- 3x5 color, 87- 3x4 color, 6- 3x3 color, 2- 8x10 B&W photographs)

1976-1978

8

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (21- 4x6 color, 8- 3x5 color photographs)

1996

8

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (3- 8x10 color, 15- 6x4 color, 87- 3x5 color, 41- 4x4 color, 30- 3x3 color photographs)

1994

6

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (33- 3x5 color photographs)

1982

6

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (45- 3x5 color, 49- 3x3 color, 6- 2x3 color, 6- 2x2 color photographs)

1979

5

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (55- 3x3 color, 12- 1x1 color, 21- 3x3 B&W, 3- 2.5x2 B&W photographs)

1967

7

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (7- 8x10 color, 1- 5x7 color, 176- 3x5 color, 9- 3x3 color photographs)

1984-1985

5

 

Friant House: Scrapbook (79- 3x5 color, 3- 3x4 color, 53- 3x3 color, 2- 8x10 B&W photographs)

1973-1974

13

4

Harwood House: Boob Poems (Wall of Shame)

1982-1989, undated

13

5

Harwood House: Loose Scrapbook Materials

1983, n.d.

13

1

Harwood House: Photographs (Negatives #0090711-0090750, 0090787-0090795, 2- 8x10 B&W, 2- 8x10 color, 27- 3x3 color, 3- 4x6 color, 73- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1948-1983, undated

13

7

Harwood House: Scrapbook

2001-2002

12

2

Harwood House: Scrapbook (115- 3x5 color photographs)

1976-1981

12

3

Harwood House: Scrapbook (124- 3x5 color, 1- 3x7 color photographs)

1981-1982

12

4

Harwood House: Scrapbook (2- 8x10 color, 15- 4x6 color, 13- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1995-1996

13

3

Harwood House: Scrapbook Materials

1981-1982

13

2

Harwood House: Scrapbook Photocopy

1976-1981, undated

13

6

Harwood House: Scrapbook Photocopy

1995-1996

12

1

Harwood House: Who's Who In Harwood?

1980-1984

1

5

Hayden House: Photographs (1 of 2) (5- 3x5 color, 33- 3x3 color, 3- 3x2 color, 3- 3x5 B&W photographs)

1978-1979

1

6

Hayden House: Photographs (2 of 2) (4- 3x5 color, 30- 3.5x3.5 color photographs)

1978-1979

1

9

Hayden House: Photographs (42- 3x3 color photographs)

1980-1981

3

12

Hayden House: President Information

undated

1

8

Hayden House: President Manual

1980 circa

1

3

Hayden House: Scrapbook (1- 3x5 B&W, 34- 3x5 color, 5- 3x3 color photographs)

1975-1976

1

10

Hayden House: Scrapbook (1- 8x10 color, 32- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1981-1982

9

 

Hayden House: Scrapbook (1- 8x10 color, 54- 3x5 color photographs)

1994

1

7

Hayden House: Scrapbook (38- 3.5x3.5 color photographs)

1979-1980

9

 

Hayden House: Scrapbook (42- 3x5 color, 50 3x3 color photographs)

1979-1980

1

4

Hayden House: Scrapbook (49- 3x5 color, 20- 3x3 color, 1- 6x8.5 B&W, 1- 3x5 B&W photographs)

1977-1978

9

 

Hayden House: Scrapbook (63- 3.5x3.5 color, 30- 3x3 color, 1- 8x10 B&W, 6- 3.5x3.5 B&W photographs)

1967-1968

1

12

Hayden House: Scrapbook dedicated to Megan Lynn Gallagher (46- 3.5x4.5 color photographs)

1988-1989

1

11

Hayden House: Wills and Prophesies

1981-1982

13

8

Kaleidoquiz Materials

2004, undated

3

2

Knowles House: Photographs (1 of 2) (33- 4x6 color, 4- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1997

3

3

Knowles House: Photographs (2 of 2) (47- 4x6 color photographs)

1997

3

1

Knowles House: Photographs (36- 3x5 color photographs)

1995

10

 

Knowles House: Scrapbook (290- 3x5 color, 68- 3x4 color, 77- 3x3 color, 61- 3x2 color photographs)

1992

3

10

Knowles House: Certificate of Appreciation

1985

2

3

Knowles House: Floor Minutes

1971

3

15

Knowles House: Knowles Cessna Christmas Party Guest Book

1979

2

4

Knowles House: Photographs (103- 3.5x3.5 color, 11- 4x5 B&W photographs)

1972

2

5

Knowles House: Photographs (20- 4.5x5, 4- 3x4.5 color photographs)

1977

10

 

Knowles House: Scrapbook

1973

2

1

Knowles House: Scrapbook (1 of 2) (2- 5x7 color, 144- 3.5x3.5 color, 4- 2x2 color, 28- 1.5x1.5 color photographs)

1971

2

6

Knowles House: Scrapbook (11- 4x5 color, 118- 3.5x5 color, 3- 3x4 color, 3- 3.5x3.5 color, 5- 2.5x3.5 color photographs)

1978-1979

2

2

Knowles House: Scrapbook (2 of 2) (118- 3.5x3.5 color, 1- 8.5x8.5 B&W photographs)

1971

10

 

Knowles House: Scrapbook (3- 3x3 color photographs)

1972

2

8

Knowles House: Scrapbook (89- 3x5 color, 1- 3x3 color, 7- 3x2 color photographs)

1981-1982

2

9

Knowles House: Scrapbook (90- 3x5 color, 71- 3x3 color photographs)

1985

2

7

Knowles House: Skit for Brother Floor

1980 circa

3

5

Maple Hall: Activity Photographs (54- 3x5 color photographs)

1994

3

4

Maple Hall: Photographs (11- 3x5 color photographs)

1980 circa

3

14

Maple Hall: Program and Training Information

2000 circa

13 10 Oak Lodge: Yearbook (49- 3x5 B&W photographs) 1935
13 11 Pak Lodge: Reunion materials of Louis J. Nelson, Jr. 1984-1985

3

6

Residence Hall Week: Photographs (1 of 2) (50- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1985

3

7

Residence Hall Week: Photographs (2 of 2) (42- 3.5x5 color photographs)

1985

13

9

Scrapbook Photos

undated

11

 

Shilling House: Scrapbook (26- 3.5x4.5 color, 82- 3.5x3.5 color; 10- 3.5x3.5 B&W photographs)

1976

11

 

Shilling House: Scrapbook (3- 8x10 color, 1- 5x7 color, 72- 3x5 color, 51- 3x3 color, 1- 3x2 color photographs)

1975

3

8

Shilling House: Softball Award

1972

3

10

Young House: Award

1995

3

9

Young House: Government Guide

1993