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

RS 21/7/248
Virgil D. Kirby (1895-1973)
Scrapbook, 1913-1917

Descriptive summary

creator: Kirby, Virgil D. (1895-1973)
title: Scrapbook
dates: 1913-1917
extent: 1.42 linear feet (1 oversize box)
collection number: RS 21/7/248
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Virgil D. Kirby Scrapbook, RS 21/7/248, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.



Virgil D. Kirby of Sioux City, Iowa, was born in 1895. He received his B.S. (1917) in mechanical engineering from Iowa State College (University). As a student, he was a member of the Colonials (Theta Delta Chi), the Delphian Literary Society, and the Mechanical Engineering Society. This college scrapbook (1913-1917) was compiled by Kirby while at Iowa State. The scrapbook contains 222 black and white photographs, campus postcards, dance cards, and other college memorabilia. There are a significant number of images of classmates, fraternity brothers, and the interior and exterior of the Colonials' fraternity house at 217 Ash Avenue. Other materials include picture postcards of campus buildings and scenery, football team photographs, homecoming souvenirs, literary society programs, picture postcards of St. Patrick's Day parades, and several photographs of the band on the field at the University of Nebraska football stadium.


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Scrapbook (includes 222 b/w photographs)