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    • Correspondence to Edgar and Margaret Stanton

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923; Stanton, Edgar Williams, 1850-1920; Stanton, Margaret MacDonald; Knapp, Seaman Ashahel, 1833-1911; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm; Travelers - Europe;...
    • Written by Mary and Adonijah Welch to Margaret and Edgar Stanton while the Welches were on their second trip to Europe after Welch resigned from the presidency. The letters mention family matters, the Board of Trustees and the dissension against...
    • 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 education

    • 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...
    • 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 hard work and effort

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Personal morality; Personality development; Learning
    • Box 2, Folder 7: A speech given by Welch about how hard work and effort improves character. He discusses self-indulgence, benefits of dealing with difficulties, and how a gifted person appears to have a natural talent but has gained these...
    • 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 "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.
    • Untitled address on agricultural fairs

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; speeches; presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; fairs; agricultural exhibitions; breeding value; contest judging
    • Box 2, Folder 11: A speech given by Welch at an agricultural fair. He discusses his opinion that animal competitions should be judged by the value of the animal to the world and not the price of the animal to the farmer. He argues that fairs...
    • Untitled address to farmers of Delaware County

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Fairs; Agricultural education
    • Box 3, Folder 1: A speech given by Welch to the "Farmers of Delaware County" who helped organize their county fair. Welch speaks of the importance of agricultural education and practical farming. He discusses the value of fairs, compares fairs to...
    • 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)
    • The Problem of a Reasonable Education

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Speeches; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University presidents; Curriculum development; Higher education; Technical education
    • Box 2, Folder 17: A speech given by Welch before the State Association of Principals of Graded Schools in Iowa City on July 27, 1878. He discusses differences between the old and new theories of education and curricula. He asserts that in order...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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 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 Model Lawn

    • Welch, Adonijah Strong, 1821-1889; Presidents' papers; Iowa State University; Landscape architecture; Campus planning
    • Box 1, Folder 13: Speech given to the State Horticultural Society in which Welch describes the campus in 1869, and how the acres of wild prairie were transformed into a planned campus landscape. He primarily describes building roads and planting...
    • 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...

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