Farmers and farm workers in Iowa and the Midwest took organized actions to protect their livelihood and well-being. This exhibit documents agricultural activism from 1929-1969, focusing on four specific events.
Ingram, Harvey. 1922
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.
A History of the Town of Ames, Story County, Iowa; together with a brief description of the surrounding country, and the Iowa State Agricultural College, located at Ames.
A collection of histories of various Iowa counties, which include biographical accounts, place names and city histories.
An exhibit exploring the origins of the Iowa State Parks system and Iowa State University’s contributions to the system’s development. Includes 65 images and documents, interactive content, and a bibliography.
65 images and documents.
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.
A history of the Sioux City stock yards from 1887-1987.
36 pages, with black and white images.
Sketch of the Geology of Iowa. Issued by the Iowa Geological Survey.
7 pages, drawing of bird.
Documents the Spirit Lake Massacre, written by Thomas Teakle in 1918.
Jack Trice was the first African-American athlete at ISU, competing in football and track. During his first football game, he suffered severe injures that resulted in his death. In 1997, the ISU football stadium was formally named after him.
15 documents, includes images.
Sarah Underwood’s letters vividly describe her experiences and observations when the family farmed in eastern Iowa during the 1850s & 1860s. Included are letters before their move to Iowa and after their return to Rhode Island.
92 letters, includes one image and pressed flower document.