In 1922, a contest was held, and the name Campustown was chosen for the business district adjacent to campus.
Santa Claus wants you to support the Red Cross
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
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.
In spring 1916, the illustrator for the Iowa State Student, drew the 13-part series “Inconsistencies of College Life” about contradictions in dating, academics, and coursework.
In 1915, two policemen, one is provided by the city and one by the college, were to be on duty in west Ames.
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ames: Hiding the Epidemic
1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames 1 First Arrival 2 Hiding the Epidemic 3 The Quarantine 4 After the Storm, Part 1 5 After the Storm, Part 2 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Ames series is a look back at the fall of 1918 and spring of 1919 to see how Iowa State and Ames handled … Continue reading 1918 Flu Pandemic in Ames: First Arrival
104 years ago, Iowa was set to vote on women's suffrage for a second time and on 5 June 1916. the Daily took a stand, telling readers to vote yes.
Iowa State Student, "In Season," 18 May 1916 IN SEASON"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to–Etc." Issue: 18 May 1916 Men have "etc." on their minds when spring arrives.
Iowa State Student, "Missouri Valley Clean Up," 9 May 1914. Issue: 9 May 1914 9 May 1914: Missouri Valley Clean-up Iowa State had a pretty lacking basketball team in 1914 (4-13), but from this illustration that an Iowa State team beat Missouri to become a better team in the conference. At the time, the Cyclones … Continue reading 1914: Victory over Missouri
Iowa State Student, "Flowers That Bloom Before Spring," 29 February 1916. Issue: 29 February 1916 One of the longest-running campus debates in the early years of the Iowa State Daily (by 1914 the Iowa State Student) was about smoking on campus. The newspaper was adamantly anti-smoking and occasionally had editorials shaming smokers and requesting people … Continue reading 1916: Smoking on campus debate