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    • The History Of Dubuque County, Iowa

    • Dubuque County (Iowa); History ; Biography
    • The History of Dubuque County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, its Cities, Towns, & Biographical Sketches of Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • The Kind of Higher Education Needed in the West

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Speeches; Curriculum development; Educational reform; Agricultural education; State universities and colleges; Western United States; Undergraduate education;...
    • Box 2, Folder 3: A speech given by Welch at Nebraska University about the change in education needed in the new Western territories. He talks about the growing needs of the West, including school houses, governments, and homes and how they will...
    • The Thinker

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; Responsibility; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Moral values; Personal morality
    • Box 2, Folder 6: A speech given by Welch about the power of thought and the importance of truth and honesty on moral character.
    • Untitled address on practical education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; liberal arts; technical education; curriculum development; educational reform; higher education; technical eduation; liberal arts
    • Box 2, Folder 9: A speech given by Welch about the benefits of a practical education. He discusses how education that has no outlet in useful activities is not as valuable as a practical education. He gives examples to prove that without the...
    • Untitled address on agricultural education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; agricultrual education
    • Box 2, Folder 14: A speech given by Welch about the benefits of agricultural education on successful farming. He argues that the farmer needs educational training to successfully form and execute plans, fight insects, care for animals properly, and...
    • Untitled address on higher education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Education; Technical education; Agricultural education
    • Box 2, Folder 18: A speech given by Welch about the need for higher education to concentrate more on practical, scientific education rather than the disciplines traditionally studied in the past. (Missing pages 1, 18-19, 21, 54, 83-84,93)
    • Untitled address on "home"

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Housing; Domestic life
    • Box 2, Folder 19: Welch discusses how to beautify the home.
    • Young Woman in Society, The

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Home economics ; Women -- Social aspects ; Women -- Social conditions ; lecture notes
    • Discusses a young woman's role in society, her social responsibility, and how she should conduct herself at gatherings. Lecture give to the YWCA in Los Angeles.

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