As classes wrapped in 1917, the thoughts of war were on everyone’s mind.
The I.S.C. Student, "And It's Going to Drop Soon" from 23 Jan 1917 “And it’s going to drop soon”On knife: “Exams” Even a century ago, students dreaded finals.
In 1922, a contest was held, and the name Campustown was chosen for the business district adjacent to campus.
The I.S.C. Student, 4 Apr 1914 As Iowa State celebrates another birthday today, any alumni who were in school through the mid 1990s can dig up their editions of The Bomb, the former yearbook of the university, to revive some of their college memories. Here you can find the full archive of The Bomb.
A Narrow Escape The Harry Cole house was the scene of no little excitement on Monday morning last, when the occupants of the house were startled by the report of a revolver. Upon investigation it was found that Mr. Bonebright who occupies a third floor room had been cleaning a 44 caliber revolver and in … Continue reading 1905: Gunshot in a boarding house
In 1893, Iowa State College became a part of the City of Ames.
Offer no apology: Agents return seized Daily filmDAILY NEWS SERVICEDES MOINES, IA. — State Department of Public Safety officials this summer returned film allegedly taken by force from Iowa State Daily University Editor Scott Jacobs during an incident at Ames City Hall last spring, but declined to explain the film-taking action.The film was returned July … Continue reading 1970: Iowa Department of Public Safety returns seized film to Daily
In summer 1969, the library added a computer, beginning the automation of its book work.
The I.S.C. Student, "That Letter Home" from 2 Oct 1905 Before telephones, students were reminded to write letters to family back home.
In 1903, the student journalists requested something be done about the poor unpaved walkways.
Santa Claus wants you to support the Red Cross
I.S.C. Student, "Pleasant Thoughts??" from 27 May 1913 Thoughts and feelings about final exams haven't changed in more than a century.
104 years ago at 5 a.m. central time, World War I came to an end. Overnight, the draft ceased, holidays were declared, and celebrations were had across the United States. Here are the front pages of some central Iowa newspapers: The Des Moines Register: "The War Is Over"Ames Evening Times: "Right Has Conquered Might!"Ames Tri-Weekly … Continue reading 1918: WWI ends — front pages of Ames, Des Moines newspapers
Notice From The President's OfficeAll students who have not been vaccinated should have this matter attended to without further delay. Dr. Tilden the college physician will vaccinate at the hospital free of charge. Attention was called to this matter about a week ago but only a few have applied for vaccination. Smallpox exists in several … Continue reading 1913: Smallpox vaccination highly recommended
The I.S.C. Student, "Story County Fair" from 26 Oct 1908 Story County Fair, Oct. 31I. “Quarter please“II. StuntsIII. Witches CampfireWe Won’t Go Home til MorningPieEveryone Come. We Want YouCave of the Winds The Story County Fair took place in the fall and the celebration was coming to the Iowa State campus in 1908 with an … Continue reading 1908: Story County Fair/Halloween celebration
In 1909, the newspaper makes the case for starting a college orchestra.
Following the death of a student, Iowa State made the typhoid fever vaccination available to any student who wanted it.
In 1918, a handful of smallpox cases on campus prompted the administrators to (once again) require everyone be vaccinated.
An illustration from 1914 about the results of a couple once vaccinated.
70 years ago this week, Hy-Vee opened a supermarket in Campustown, just a block from Friley Hall and the first place in Ames with automatic doors.