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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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 Psychology of Natural Sciences Studies vs. the Languages as Means of Culture

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Liberal arts; State universities and colleges; Undergraduate education; Educational philosophy; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Educational reform
    • Box 2, Folder 4: A speech given by Welch about the importance of different kinds of education, and the benefits and disadvantages of each. He discusses the comprehensive study of one subject versus a broader education in a variety of subjects such...
    • 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 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 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 the importance of education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; College majors; Curriculum development; Greek (classical); Latin; Mathematics; Technical education; University of Michigan
    • Box 2, Folder 13: A speech given by Welch when he received a L. L. D. (Doctor of Law) Degree from the University of Michigan. He talks about his time at the University and the importance of a good education. He praises the University for...
    • 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 animal psychology

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Animal psychology; Animal intelligence
    • Box 2, Folder 15: Welch discusses animal psychology, the evolution of psychology into branches, and reflects on whether animals can be educated and the idea that animal thoughts and feelings may be no different than a human's.

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