Newly Digitized: A collection of Mary Newbury Adams letters from the Adams Family Papers has recently been digitized and added to the Digital Collections website. Mary Adams was a prominent Iowa suffragist and intellectual from Dubuque and these letters give insight into her interesting life and accomplishments. For more information on Mary Adams and her family, see the finding aid for the Adams Family Papers, MS 10.
Those Blogging Archivists: If you aren't following our blog, you should be! Our trio of project archivsts are going above and beyond with great posts about our collections. Learn about the history of the Ames Laboratory, see examples from our collection of miniature books, and learn what life was like for Iowa State's first student. Who knows what they will blog about next?
Editor and agricultural journalist. Richard K. Seim graduated from Iowa State College (University) in 1956 with a degree in agricultural journalism. In 1959, he was hired by Farm Journal magazine as the Midwest Regional Editor, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. This collection spans Seim's entire career as Midwest Regional Editor for Farm Journal magazine. As such, the materials cover a wide range of agricultural topics including changes of scale in farm size and machinery, new ideas in animal nutrition and health, and an ever-changing political and farm policy environment. Materials include many of Seim's Farm Journal articles, corresponding notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, interviews, and research. Administrative aspects of Seim's career are documented through office correspondence, memos, and reports.
For more information, please see the collection’s finding aid.