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Contributor: Cornell College Archives
Charles Reuben Keyes (May 5, 1871-July 23, 1951) graduated from Cornell College with a B.A. in philosophy in 1894, earned a master’s degree in 1898 from Harvard, and a doctoral degree, also from Harvard, in 1923. He was professor of German at Cornell College from 1903-1941. His avocations, studying ornithology as well as the archaeology and anthropology of Native Americans became driving forces in his life. The photos, letters, essays and articles in this digital collection represent these interests of a well-respected and patient individual whose contributions to Cornell College and the State of Iowa are still felt today.
Contributor: Iowa State University Special Collections
Christian Petersen, who sculpted and taught at Iowa State University from 1934 through 1955, is considered the founder of the Art on Campus Collection. He was the nation’s first permanent campus artist-in-residence. The Christian Petersen Digital Collection, 1934-1942, contains images from a number of series in the Christian Petersen papers, including photographs of Petersen in his studio and working with students, drawings and sketches by Petersen that were published in Cha-ki-shi based on the Mesquakie of Iowa, and Hello Beautiful written by Charlotte Petersen for their daughter Mary. Photographs and artifacts also highlight Petersen’s sculptural works that include medals, a plaster study of four running buffalo, the Dairy Science bas relief, and the Marriage Ring.
Contributors: University of Iowa Archives and University of Iowa College of Dentistry
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, class photo boards (1883-1967) were converted to digital format as part of the preservation process. This digital collection includes photo boards that display entire classes as well as individual, high-resolution student and faculty photographs.
Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives and University of Iowa, School of Art and History
In 1924, native Iowan Eve Drewelowe received the first graduate degree in fine arts granted by The University of Iowa. She then married Jacob Van Ek, moved to Boulder, and embarked on a 13-month trip around the world that she documented in seven travel sketchbooks. After a health crisis in 1940, Drewelowe rededicated herself to her painting. Working in impressionist, social realist, and abstract expressionist styles, she has had artworks displayed nationally in solo exhibitions. Drewelowe continued to paint until her death in 1988.
Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives
On May 15, 1950, Evelyn Birkby took her weekly Shenandoah Evening Sentinel "Up a Country Lane" column on the air with KMA radio station, changing its name to "Down a Country Lane." The radio program was a forum to share her observations about her own experiences and those of her neighbors. The program was broadcast over KMA until 1952. Birkby took a hiatus until 1955, when she began working for Kitchen-Klatter as a writer and broadcaster. The Evelyn Birkby Collection of Radio Homemaker Materials date from 1927 to 1999 and measure 3 linear feet. The bulk of these papers are in the form of publications.