Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 21/7/159
Gladys Mae Holliday Letsch
Photograph Album, circa 1917-1918

Descriptive summary

creator: Letsch, Gladys Mae Holliday (1989-1993)
title: Photograph Album
dates: circa 1917-1918
extent: 1.17 linear feet (1 oversized box)
collection number: RS 21/7/159
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.
language: English


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Gladys Mae Holliday Letsch Photograph Album, RS 21/7/159, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.



Gladys Mae (Holliday) Letsch, born August 16, 1898, attended Iowa State College (University) in 1917 to study Home Economics. According to a 1940 census information, she was born in Iowa and at the time lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Letsch passed away on May 7, 1993, at the age of 95 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This collection (circa 1917-1918) contains 132 b/w photographs of the Iowa State College (University) campus and buildings (exterior), students, and Letsch with her friends. It also contains loose postcards featuring the annual pushball contest, with hand-written commentary on the back of each as to the rules and progress of the contest.


Container list







Photograph Album (132 b/w photographs and 7 b/w loose photographs)

1917-1918 circa