Iowa State Sesquicentennial

Time Line
Cyclone Facts and Trivia
Campus Buildings

For Whom It Is Named
Campus Images

Student Life
People of Distinction
Oral Histories


This is a historic exhibit and the information provided within it may be out of date. Please contact the Special Collections and University Archives Department with questions about Iowa State history (


Resources available online

From Prairie Sod to Campus Cornerstones: Building Our Campus History


The Iowa State University campus and its buildings, 1859-1979.  


Trees of Central Campus.


For Whom It Is Named: Names of Halls, Buildings, Streets, Residence Hall Houses and Other Facilities at Iowa State University




To learn more about the Iowa State University Campus, please check the following websites, archival collections (located in Special Collections, ISU Library) and secondary sources (call numbers and locations noted).

Buildings and Grounds Division Collection, located in the University Archives

Department of Residence Buildings Collection, located in the University Archives

Celebrating 100 Years: Iowa State's Campanile
(Virtual Exhibit)

Morrill Hall: The Jewel of Iowa State University

(Virtual Exhibit)



Additional Websites

Historic Barns of Iowa State

Campus Art

Farm House


Facilties Planning and Management Campus Building Drawings


Facilities Planning and Management--Current Campus Floor Plans


Maps of the Current Iowa State University Campus