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    • Columbian Exposition Ribbon

    • World's Columbian Exposition; Chicago, Illinois
    • White satin and rectangular ribbon has a pointed end with a gold tassel. The ribbon contains an image of a large building behind a river with small boats and a bridge, "Machinery Hall" "Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893" inscribed in blue, orange...
    • Service Flag, 1919

    • World War I, 1914-1918; War Work; Iowa State University;
    • The Iowa State College Service Flag used in World War I. The numbers 2, 1, 8, 0 are arranged vertically on a white vertical field with a dark perimeter field. The numbers are formed by a double row of stars. At either side of the numerical...
    • Military convoy transport trucks, 1918

    • World War I, 1914-1918; Military Vehicle; Military Training; Iowa State University;
    • The rear of a marching U.S. Army detachment and the beginning of the vehicle convoy following the marching soldiers. The military transport vehicles are preceded by a civilian vehicle with a banner mounted on the hood. Residential housing is in the...
    • Trainging camp, 1917

    • World War I, 1914-1918; Military Training; Iowa State University;
    • Activities at training camp. In the foreground in front of a tent encampment a squad of eight men are engaged in making maps. On the image left a group of men are in line to move out of the group of tents.
    • Biographical data - family

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889 ; Families
    • Contains information on the Welch and Shaw families including Anna Shaw (daugher of Mary Welch), Anna Shaw's husband A. B. Shaw, and Lily Beaumont Graham (Mary Welch's sister).
    • Woman's Home Missionary Society

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923; Presidents' spouses; Speeches; Presidents' spouses; Women missionaries
    • A speech given by Mary Welch to the W. H. M. (Woman's Home Missionary) Society. Welch discusses the society's missionary work throughout the southern and southwestern United States.
    • Correspondence

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm ; Iowa State College Domestic Economy Department ; Home economics ; Travelers - Europe ; Presidents' spouses
    • Letters written by Mary Welch to friends at Iowa State. Includes a description of the early years of the Department of Domestic Economy and letters written to Edgar and Margaret Stanton when the Welches were in Europe and after they returned.
    • Early Days of Domestic Science at I. S. C., The

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm ; Iowa State College Department of Domestic Economy ; Home economics ; Women -- Education ; Home economics teachers
    • Describes how Mary Welch was selected as the head of the department, the search for teachers, the first courses, and responses from students.
    • Biographical data

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm
    • Contains biographical information including an article from the Alumnus, radio address by Ralph K. Bliss, and memorials given by various individuals including O. H. Cessna, President Raymond A. Pearson, and Herman Knapp,
    • Untitled address on education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; technical education; liberal arts
    • Box 2, Folder 16: Welch discusses education and the type of education needed for the future. He speaks about the inability of students to be prepared for future careers without a well rounded education and the importance of studying Greek classics...
    • Untitled address on the nature of human beings

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Responsibility; Moral values; Immorality; Moral education; Personality development
    • Box 2, Folder 8: A speech given by Welch about peoples' very different characters including how integrity is often mixed with immorality. He also discusses how hard work and morality through study makes a better person.
    • Untitled address on hard work and effort

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Personal morality; Personality development; Learning
    • Box 2, Folder 7: A speech given by Welch about how hard work and effort improves character. He discusses self-indulgence, benefits of dealing with difficulties, and how a gifted person appears to have a natural talent but has gained these...
    • The Problem of a Reasonable Education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Curriculum development; Higher education; Technical education
    • Box 2, Folder 17: A speech given by Welch before the State Association of Principals of Graded Schools in Iowa City on July 27, 1878. He discusses differences between the old and new theories of education and curricula. He asserts that in order...
    • The Model Lawn

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University; Landscape architecture; Campus planning
    • Box 1, Folder 13: Speech given to the State Horticultural Society in which Welch describes the campus in 1869, and how the acres of wild prairie were transformed into a planned campus landscape. He primarily describes building roads and planting...
    • Addresses Delivered at the Opening of the Iowa State Agricultural College

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm; Speeches; Presidential inauguration, 1869
    • Box 1, Folder 10: In addition to President Welch's inaugural address, speakers include John Scott (Lieutenant Governor ), Benjamin F. Gue (President of the Board of Trustees), and (Norton?) Townshend. Included is the poem ""The Ideal Farmer and...
    • Plan of Organization of the Iowa State Agricultural College

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm; Organizational structure; Planning
    • Box 1, Folder 11: As president-elect, Welch presents an organizational plan, addressed to the Board of Trustees, for the future Iowa Agricultural College. Welch discusses the college's purpose, courses of study, departments, and faculty.

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