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"A Sesquicentennial History of Iowa State University: Tradition and Transformation"

EDITORS:

Dorothy Schwieder, University Professor emerita of history, Iowa State University

Gretchen Van Houten, former director of Iowa State University Press

AUTHORS:

John R. Anderson, assistant to the president, Iowa State University

J.L. Anderson, assistant professor of history, University of West Georgia

Jenny Barker Devine, Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural History and Rural Studies, Iowa State University

Amy Bix, associate professor of history, Iowa State University

Peter Butler, lecturer, landscape architecture, Iowa State University

Charles M. Dobbs, professor and chair of history, Iowa State University

David Hamilton, associate professor of history, University of Kentucky-Lexington

Gregory L. Geoffroy, fourteenth president, Iowa State University

Tom Kroeschell, associate athletics director for media relations, Iowa State University

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, professor of history and director of the Agricultural History and Rural Studies program, Iowa State University

Dorothy Schwieder, University Professor emerita of history, Iowa State University

LENGTH:

368 pages

DIMENSIONS:

8 1/2 x 11 inches

BINDING:

Hardback

ILLUSTRATIONS:

100+ black and white

PRICE:

$49.99

PUBLICATION DATE:

2007

PUBLISHER:

Iowa State University Press, an imprint of Blackwell Publishing Professional

CONTENTS:

Two parts with 10 chapters. The book emphasizes the years 1940 to 2000, and includes an afterword by President Gregory Geoffroy.

"A Sesquicentennial History of Iowa State: Tradition and Transformation" builds upon an earlier history of the university (1942) by Earle Ross, titled "A History of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts."

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

Highlighting the 150th anniversary of the first school to accept the terms of the Morrill Act, this book surveys Iowa State University's first 80 years and records-for the first time-the events and themes of the next 60 years. Iowa State's history is in many ways the story of the land-grant system, one of the most significant educational movements of modern times.

Benefiting from the experience and research of 11 authors, the book offers four chronologically organized chapters, emphasizing 1940-2000, and six that examine important topics from student life to campus landscape to ISU's unique legacies. Between chapters, entertaining vignettes cover a variety of human-interest topics. Black-and-white photographs throughout add visual appeal to the book.

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Iowa State University Bookstore,website, (800) 478-0048 or (515) 294-5684

Iowa State University Alumni Association, website, (877) ISU-ALUM or (515) 294-6525

Blackwell Publishing, (800) 862-6657, website

Amazon.com, website