Story County (Iowa); History; Biography; Iowa Agricultural College
Biographical and historical memoirs of Story County, Iowa. Comprising a condensed history of the state, a number of biographies of distinguished citizens of the same, a descriptive history of the county named herein, and numerous selected...
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...
Exploration; Travel; Central America; Panama; Darien
Box 1: folder 10, Source Material Relating to Richard A. Tewkesbury’s trips to the Darien in 1939 and 1940. Contains excerpts from various periodicals and publications highlighting Tewkesbury and his expeditions.
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #10: ""The 60 miles of roads in the towns 16000 acres before 1900 cost $92. per mile per year to maintain. Now 50 miles of additional new roads are required for 19 new subdivisions. They...
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #11: ""The inexpensive woodland roads and trails that the people most enjoy. We want a system of public waterside and wildwood reservations with such roads and trails.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #12: ""Salem Road before and after the lumberman had illegally cut the roadside trees that belonged to our townspeople. It is the tree warden's duty to protect such roadside growth.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #13: ""The three following slides show how a plain, bare house can be draped by vines and surrounded by flowering plants at an original cost that need not exceed $100.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #15: ""Home ground surveys and plans made by 7th and 8th grade children as a substitute for free hand drawing. Why should not Billerica children undertake this work?""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #17: ""Why should not our children be educated through school gardening to successful farming: This is being done by European countries and many of our states.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #3: ""The Harriet B. Rogers' Beech in summer and winter. This tree has been deeded to our Improvement Association to stand a a permanent memorial.""
Billerica Improvement Association, lecture word slide #7: ""Six views in celebrated public parks, the beauty of which can be duplicated along Billerica watersides in public reservations that we hope to obtain as gifts for our people from the...