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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...
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    • 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...
    • 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 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 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 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 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.
    • 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...
    • Italy:  Untitled travelogue

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Travel ; Rome (Italy)
    • Continues from "An Afternoon in Italy" describing the family's time in Rome in 1892 including visits to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Colosseum, soldiers marching by the Arch of Constantine, Porta del Popolo, various fountains and churches, and...

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