Fifty Years at the Teachers College
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5  Foreword SeerleyHomer Horatio (President of ISNS and ISTC) 
President Seerley's short tribute to Professor Wright. 
9  David Sands Wright AitchisonAlison E. (Class of 1903; Geography Faculty) 
Professor Aitchison's biography of Professor Wright; photo. 
14  The superdiploma  Professor Wright is honored with a diploma recognizing his fifty years of service to the College. 
21  The State Normal School WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's assessment of the political background prior to the founding of the school. 
24  The Soldiers Orphans Home WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's assessment of the founding of the Orphans Home. 
26  Creation of the Iowa State Normal School WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's detailed assessment of the efforts which resulted in the founding of the Normal School. 
29  The first Board of Directors WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketches of the members of the first board as well as other early officials. 
41  First meetings of the Board of Directors WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
The election of the first faculty; establishing rules of operation. 
42  Principal J. C. Gilchrist WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's biography of Principal Gilchrist. 
47  The first faculty WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketches of Professors Bartlett and Webster. 
52  The home of the State Normal School WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
The appearance of the campus and the building in 1876. 
53  The opening day  Professor Wright's description of the first day of classes. 
55  The school in session WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 

62  The Boarding Department WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright discusses the administration of student boarding in the early years of the Normal School. 
64  Religious activities WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright describes the early influence of religion at the Normal School. 
68  Beginnings in music WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of music at the Normal School. 
70  Drawing and accounts WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of Professor Hull's efforts at the Normal School. 
72  Later early instructors WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketches of early members of the Normal School faculty. 
74  Literary societies WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of the founding of the first literary societies. 
75  Students' Day WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Students imitate professors and run the school for a day. 
78  "Generals" WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of long student recitations. 
81  South Hall (Gilchrist Hall) WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Description of the construction and facilities of Old Gilchrist Hall. 
84  The Students' Offering WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of the first student newspaper. 
89  The state examinations WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of the visits of the State Examining Board to the Normal School. 
93  Courses of study WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Description of the early curriculum and the early graduates of the Normal School. 
97  Alumni WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Notes on early alumni who achieved prominence. 
98  The June Commencement of 1886 WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Homer H. Seerley is elected in place of Principal Gilchrist. 
101  The PrincipalElect WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's biography of Homer Seerley. 
109  Beginning of the Seerley administration WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright's account of the early, difficult days. 
111  Administrative changes WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Principal Seerley does away with entrance examinations for high school graduates; State Superintendent added to Board. 
116  The catalogs WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Changes in curriculum and procedures under Principal Seerley. 
117  First Commencement WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Principal Seerley makes his first public address. 
118  Albert Loughridge WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketch of Professor Loughridge. 
123  Page and Parish WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketches of Professors Leonard W. Parish and Abbott C. Page. 
128  Melvin F. Arey WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Biographical sketch of Professor Arey. 
129  Growth and expansion WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Description of the steady growth in enrollment and the ways in which the Normal School met the needs of the state; growth of the campus and its facilities. 
138  Movements for additional state normal schools WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Overcrowded conditions at the Normal School lead to a dilemma: should the state start more schools or build another building at Cedar Falls? 
144  The Auditorium Building WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Multiple smaller buildings are rejected in favor of one large building; cornerstone laid November 13, 1900; description of facilities; dedicated January 20, 1902; building marks beginning of new growth. 
147  The millage tax WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Legislature allows onetenth of a mill to be used for buildings at the Normal School. 
148  Boards of management WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
The three state schools come under one board; tributes to members of Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. 
150  Library and Museum WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of early library facilities; description of new Library Building, now Seerley Hall, including portraits and the mural. 
158  Religious enterprises WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Detailed account of campus religious organizations and practices during the first fifty years; the religious education curriculum 
176  Military training WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
History of the Student Battalion and military training on campus from 1892 through 1903; athletics rise after death of Major Dinwiddie. 
179  Literary societies WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Quick sketch of literary societies including their origins and yells. 
183  Commencement week WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Sketch of a typical commencement round of activities. 
186  School periodicals WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history and description of the newspapers, the yearbook, and the alumni letter. 
191  School songs and yells WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of songs and yells. 
193  Departments WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of Instructional department organization. 
197  Training school WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of the model, or training school. 
201  The English Department WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of the department, including debate and oratory. 
202  The Musical Department  Brief history of the department, including its outstanding personalities. 
205  The summer school WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of summer session, which began in 1896. 
208  The change of name WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Rationale for changing name from Normal School to Teachers College. 
211  The Whipple Bill WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
State schools united under Board of Education governance. 
212  State Board of Education WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
The Governor appoints the first members. 
213  Societies WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Professor Wright surveys the founding and history of many campus organizations. 
222  Dean of Women WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Establishment of the office; duties of Marion McFarland Walker; selection of Mr. Reed as Dean of Men.. 
223  Chapel talks WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Description of the program; examples of good speakers who have appeared. 
229  School extension WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief history of Extension Service. 
232  The rural school problem WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
History of efforts by the college to improve rural education. 
238  The Iowa Club WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
History of the Iowa Club, a group of students who were enrolled in the rural education course. 
241  The ISTC and the STA WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
History of the relationship between the College and the State Teachers Association; biographical sketches of college faculty who have been leaders. 
249  Period of restored prosperity WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Brief statement on college facilities in 1926. 
252  Personal and character sketches WrightDavid Sands (Mathematics Faculty) 
Allegories by Professor Wright. 