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    • A Discourse on Proofs of Our Immortality

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Religion
    • Box 1, Folder 14: Welch examines the biblical quote ""For the things that are seen are temporal, but the things that are not seen are eternal."" He discusses space, time, and causation.
    • 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...
    • Biographical information

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents
    • Box 1, Folder 1: Contains articles, brief biographies including biographies written by Iowa State professors, and correspondence about Welch.
    • Corresondence to or about Welch

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents
    • Box 1, Folder 6: Contains remembrances of Welch and Iowa State and correspondence discussing Welch. Correspondents include Louis Pammel and Earle Ross.
    • Correspondence from Welch

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Correspondence; Iowa State University presidents; Student activities
    • Box 1, Folder 4: Contains both business and personal correspondence from Welch including letters to parents of Iowa State students, friends, and colleagues.
    • Correspondence on Welch family

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' family relationships
    • Box 1, Folder 5: Contains correspondence about members of Adonijah and Mary Welch's family, correspondence by descendents, obituaries, and brief histories. Correspondents primarily include A. B. Shaw and Winifred Dudley Shaw.
    • First lecture of landscape gardening

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Landscape gardening; Campus planning
    • Box 1, Folder 9: Notes include discussions on beauty, landscape gardening, design and arrangement, choise of trees, colors, buildings, and homes.
    • Genealogical information

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' family relationships
    • Box 1, Folder 7: Contains family trees of the Welch family.
    • Graduation Address to the First Class 1872

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Commencements; Commencement, 1872; Graduating classes; Personality development
    • Box 1, Folder 16: The speech was given during the first commencement ceremony for Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University). Welch discusses character, morality, integrety, and that fortune will not necessarily come to the graduates...
    • Improvement of Man in Body and Mind

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Heredity
    • Box 1, Folder 17: This is a speech Welch gave to the annual meeting of the Iowa Fine Stock Breeders’ Association (later Iowa Live Stock Association) in Des Moines, Iowa in which he discusses heredity.
    • Inaugural Address

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Presidential inauguration, 1869; State universities and colleges; Technical education; Professional...
    • Box 1, Folder 18: Speech given by Welch at the State Agricultural College (now Iowa State) inauguration. Welch discusses the opening of the new institution, the importance of the college's focus on industrial and practical education, and the...
    • July 4th Address

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Patriotism; Freedom; Education; Presidents -- Assassinations
    • Box 1, Folder 19: Welch discusses citizenship, patriotism, natinalism, President James A. Garfield's assassination, freedom of religion, and universal education.
    • 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.
    • Sermon given at the Iowa State College chapel

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches
    • Box 1, Folder 21: Welch discusses the advances of science, its relation to religion, qualities required of citizens, and the transitions society was experiencing at that time.
    • Syllabus of Histories of Civilizing Forces

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents
    • Box 3, Folder 4: Booklet for senior students which contains a brief explanation by Welch, followed by a bibliography of materials students are to read and analyze for their selected branch of study. The selected readings give students a view of...
    • The Effect of Horticulture on the Horticulturist

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Iowa State University presidents; Presidents' papers; Speeches; Personality and occupation; Occupations
    • Box 1, Folder 22: Welch discusses how one's occupation shapes one's character, how this applies to horticulture, and how horticulture combines science, industry, the arts, and intellectual thought.
    • The English Language as a Means of Culture

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Language and culture; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Language and culture.
    • Box 2, Folder 1: Welch discusses the importance of studying the English language as a means of learning about English culture and history and explains the relationship of language to intellectual culture.
    • The Ideal Worker, Graduate Address

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Commencements; Commencement, 1878; speeches; Graduation ceremonies; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Adulthood; higher education
    • Box 2, Folder 2: A commencement speech given by Welch to the Class of 1878. Welch speaks about when students graduate from college, they officially enter adultuhood and take on its responsibilities. He also discusses how education can be used to...

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