Links & Further Reading

There are a lot of good resources out there to browse and learn about Ames and Iowa State’s history, some of which can probably build on upon the snippets I post on this site.

Local news resources

History organizations & resources

Ames history books

  • Ames by Douglas Biggs and Gloria J. Betcher (2014)
  • Ames: The Early Years in Word and Pictures by Farwell T. Brown (1993)
  • Ames in Word and Picture: Further Tales and Personal Memories, Book 2 by Farwell T. Brown (1999)
  • Ames in Word and Picture, Book Three: Tales from Two Old-Timers by Farwell T. Brown and Kendrick W. Brown (2003)
  • At the Squaw and the Skunk by Gladys H. Meads (1976)
  • History of Story County, Iowa by William Orson Payne (1911)

Ames history booklets & surveys

Iowa State University history

Ames Maps: 1875, 1902, 1914, 1916, 1919, 1926, 1930, 1943, 1948, 1961, 1978, 1980, 1988, 2000, 2005