Iowa State Parks

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This collection is based on an online exhibit, "A More Beautiful Iowa: Iowa's State Parks System," was was a physical exhibit displayed in the Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) during the summer and fall semester of 2017. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state parks bill (passed in April 1917), which made Iowa's state parks system possible, the physical exhibit highlighted Iowa State's contributions to the state parks movement during the effort to establish state parks and the early years of their existence. Iowa State individuals played a major role in establishing the state park system, and the state of Iowa soon became a national leader in the state park movement. The online exhibit is divided into three main sections: History, People, and Parks. The history section describes the history of Iowa's state parks, covering their establishment, design, and the land they preserve. The section on people covers people from Iowa State who were involved during the early years of the state parks movement, as well as people from outside of Iowa State who were a part of the effort to establish a state park system. Also included are people who played a role in Iowa's history and are therefore reflected in park names. The parks section highlights three of Iowa's early state parks (Backbone, Dolliver, and Ledges), and contains a brief section on today's parks, including an interactive map.
Iowa State Parks as Related to the Improved Road System

Iowa State Parks as Related to the Improved Road System

Metadata: Title: Iowa State Parks as Related to the Improved Road System Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Creator: Iowa State...

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Iowa State Plan Recreational Facilities Map

Iowa State Plan Recreational Facilities Map

Metadata: Title: Iowa State Plan Recreational Facilities Map Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Date: 1934 Description: A map of Iowa...

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Iowa State Plan--State Parks and Preserves

Iowa State Plan--State Parks and Preserves

Metadata: Title: Iowa State Plan--State Parks and Preserves Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Description: A map of Iowa showing state...

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Key List of Plant Materials to be Placed in Iowa State Parks

Key List of Plant Materials to be Placed in Iowa State Parks

Metadata: Title: Key List of Plant Materials to be Placed in Iowa State Parks Call Number: RS 26/05/12 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Description: A...

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Landscape Development Plan for Ledges State Park

Landscape Development Plan for Ledges State Park

Metadata: Title: Landscape Development Plan for Ledges State Park Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Date: 1925 Description: Diazotype...

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Letter from MacDonald to Pammel

Letter from MacDonald to Pammel

Metadata: Title: Letter from MacDonald to Pammel Call Number: RS 13/05/13 Box: 50 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Date: 1917-06-28 Description: Letter from...

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Letter from W.L. Harding to Professor Pammel

Letter from W.L. Harding to Professor Pammel

Metadata: Title: Letter from W.L. Harding to Professor Pammel Call Number: RS 13/05/13 Box: 38 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Date: 1918-12-06 Description:...

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Letter to Members of the Ledges Coalition from the Iowa Student Public Interst Research Group

Letter to Members of the Ledges Coalition from the Iowa Student Public Interst Research Group

Metadata: Title: Letter to Members of the Ledges Coalition from the Iowa Student Public Interst Research Group Call Number: MS 097 Box: 1 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives:...

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Location Map of Iowa State Parks Including the Meandered Lakes and Streams

Location Map of Iowa State Parks Including the Meandered Lakes and Streams

Metadata: Title: Location Map of Iowa State Parks Including the Meandered Lakes and Streams Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Creator:...

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Preliminary Plan for the General Layout of Dolliver Memorial State Park

Preliminary Plan for the General Layout of Dolliver Memorial State Park

Metadata: Title: Preliminary Plan for the General Layout of Dolliver Memorial State Park Call Number: RS 26/05/06 Contributing Institution: Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives: [http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/](http://archives.lib.iastate.edu/) Creator:...

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