University Centennial History Papers
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Acquisition and Processing Information: These papers were transferred to the University Archives prior to 1970. Collection originally listed as Harrison John Thornton Papers. Finding aid created February 2008.
Scope and Contents
In addition to essays about various subjects of University of Iowa history, the University Centennial History Papers include supporting documents such as correspondence, drafts and notes between the editor and authors.
In anticipation of the State University of Iowa's centennial in 1947, Prof. Harrison John Thornton of the SUI history department assigned students to research, compile and write a series of brief historical sketches pertaining to campus history. Some of these titles were further developed as master's theses by their authors and are listed by subject in the online Bibliography of University of Iowa History.
Folder, "Thornton, Harrison John," in Faculty and Staff Vertical File Collection (RG 01.15.03)
Historical Papers Collection, University Archives (RG 01.01.03)
Centennial Memoirs series (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1947)
Gerber, John C. A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1988; 2005).
Persons, Stow. The University of Iowa in the Twentieth Century: An Institutional History (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1990)
Scott, John Beldon and Rodney Lehnertz. The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2006)
Box Contents List
Centennial Memoirs Correspondence
General Correspondence on History of State University of Iowa
Notes on University History
Tentative Outline for History
Dissertation Abstracts of SUI History
Notes of University History
University of Iowa History Notes