March 29, 1927
Mr. L. H. Pammel
Department of Botany
Iowa State College
Dear Dr. Pammel:
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your favor of recent date, and beg you not to put yourself to the trouble of looking up the paper of which I...
Iowa State University; University Library; Reference librarians; 1st Addition
A female student stands and chats with reference librarian William Birdsall, seated at a metal desk next to a room divider with multi-colored circles, circa 1961. There were reference areas like this on each of the first three floors after open...
Iowa State University; University Library; Periodical Room
Students are studying in the south end of the Main Reading Room (currently called the Periodical Room) in the library. Some of the women have hats and coats on. Two library staff members are working at the desk.
Iowa State University; University Library; 3rd Addition; Staircases
All four floors are visible in this view of the circular staircase in the 3rd Addition, taken from the second floor bridge. The fish soft sculpture and a banner hang on the left. On the first floor, there is a decorated Christmas tree and glass...
The Library Loan Desk (now called Circulation Desk) is viewed from the librarian's side, with a male staff member helping a female patron while other staff work with card files and book trucks behind the desk.
A library staff member helps four patrons lining up at the Loan Desk (now called the Circulation Desk), while two staff members work near piles of books behind the desk. A sign on the desk explains procedures for charging books.