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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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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...
    • 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 "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.
    • 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...
    • Afternoon Home Dress

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Afternoon Home Dress, demonstrating the increasing importance of receiving visitors in the home. The dress has widening and ruffled shoulders with decoration at the end of the sleeve, the bodice is trimmed with decoration, and there is an emphasis...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two day dresses with bustles and overskirts, ruffled hems with one or three rows of ruffles, sashes at waist, coat sleeves, bodices have v-shaped detailing, hats sit on top of heads with wide ruffled ties. (published by The Englishwoman's Domestic...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Two day dresses, both with 'V' necklines trimmed with lace, fitted bodices with yoked waistlines, long sleeves; long, full skirts, and bonnets trimmed with feathers and ribbons. Left dress has pleats on upper sleeves to control fullness and ribbon...
    • Day dresses

    • Clothing and dress; Costume; Fashion; Fashion Plates; Fashion Illustrations
    • Three day dresses with straight, mid-calf length skirts; left has handkerchief hem apron style overdress, sash at waist with ties, elbow length sleeves, ruffle cuffs and collar, picture hat with round crown and flat brim trimmed with flowers;...

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