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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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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 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...
    • Are We an Impolite People?

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923 ; Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm ; Iowa State College Department of Domestic Economy ; Home economics ; Courtesy ; United States -- Social life and customs ; lecture notes
    • Welch discusses definitions of politeness, people's perceptions of American society, examples of civility towards women, the genuineness of American politeness, and compares Americam courtesy to that in other countries.
    • Woman's Home Missionary Society

    • Welch, Mary B. (Mary Beaumont), 1840-1923; Presidents' spouses; Speeches; Presidents' spouses; Women missionaries
    • A speech given by Mary Welch to the W. H. M. (Woman's Home Missionary) Society. Welch discusses the society's missionary work throughout the southern and southwestern United States.

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