People, Biographies (3/5)
Contributors: Iowa Library Services/State Library of Iowa and the State Historical Society of Iowa
Out of 42 governors from the state of Iowa, two have served twice, both with a twelve year hiatus between the two terms. Governor Samuel Kirkwood served from 1860-1864 and again from 1876-1877. Governor Terry Branstad served from 1983-1999 and was re-elected to a term beginning in 2011. Images and biographies of all Iowa's governors beginning with the first territorial governor in 1838 are included here. There are also links to the Executive Orders of the governors. Pictured here is Governor Ansell Briggs who served from 1846-1850. He was the first Iowa governor to serve following the terms of three Iowa Territory governors.
Contributor: Grand View University Danish Immigrant Archives
Founded in 1896 as a "folkschool", Grand View served students in the Danish community in the United States as a training center for church leadership and as a school where Danish spiritual and cultural heritage could be conserved and transmitted to future generations. The Grand View Danish Immigrant Archives houses materials relating to the founding and early years of Grand View College, which became Grand View University in 2008. The collection contains yearbooks, student publications, photographs, college catalogs, and more. This digital collection contains class photographs dating from 1896 to 1919.
Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives
Iowa native Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965), the 33rd vice president of the United States, occupies a unique niche within American history, at the crossroads of some of the 20th century's most important moments: the economic and agricultural consequences of the Great Depression, the role of the vice president during World War II, and the subsequent development of alternative political party structures as the nation and the world recovered from the conflict and new power dynamics were formed. This digital collection of the Henry A. Wallace Papers features images, a collection index, and 67,000 pages of correspondence, memoranda, and other documents.
Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives & State Historical Society of Iowa
Led by the staff of the Old Capitol Museum on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, this project seeks to connect Iowa 4th through 6th graders with state history by inviting them to record their thoughts on life in Iowa today, just as many young settlers did 150 years ago in diary entries now housed in Special Collections at the UI Libraries Iowa Women's Archives and State Historical Society of Iowa. This digital component of the project makes the diaries available to those students unable to attend the exhibit or to prepare visitors for their experience at the museum.