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RS 2/6 Albert Boynton Storms (1860-1933) Papers, 1902-1983, n.d.

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Descriptive summary creator: title: dates: extent: collection number: repository: Storms, Albert Boynton (1860-1933) Papers 1902-1983, n.d. 1.68 linear feet (4 document boxes) RS 2/6 University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

Administrative information access: publication rights: preferred citation: Open for research Consult Head, Special Collections Department Albert Boynton Storms Papers, RS 2/6, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

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Biographical note Albert Boynton Storms was born on April 1, 1860 in Lima Center, Michigan. He received an A.B. (1884) and an M.A. (1893) from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Divinity (1903) from Lawrence University, and a Ph.D. in law (1905) from Drake University. Storms became a Methodist minister in 1884 and held pastorates in Detroit, Michigan and Madison, Wisconsin before coming to Des Moines in 1900 to be the pastor of the First Methodist Church. In 1903, A.B. Storms was appointed as the sixth president of Iowa State College (University). During his tenure, Iowa State began the Agricultural Extension Service, acquired hundreds of acres of land, developed a plan for campus landscaping and modernization of utilities, and erected eighteen new buildings. Iowa State also organized academic departments under the direction of deans and increased the number and type of courses and degrees offered. In addition, the college lifted the ban on fraternities and sororities as well as loosened other policies regarding the students’ social activities. It was also during this time that the State of Iowa established the State Board of Education. Storms’ strong opposition to the newly created board led to his resignation from Iowa State in 1910. After leaving Iowa State College (University), Storms returned to the ministry. He became a pastor in Indianapolis and in 1915 was appointed superintendent of the Indianapolis District of the Methodist Church. In 1918, he became president of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He remained there until his death on July 1, 1933.

Collection description The collection contains reports, addresses, publications, correspondence, biographical information, subject files, information regarding Storms’ inauguration, and family information. The collection is comprised of seven records series. Records Series 2/6/0/2: Reports, 1903-1909,consists of reports to Storms from the Iowa State College (University) department heads and reports to the Board of Trustees from Storms. Records Series 2/6/1: Addresses and Publications, 1902-1910, contains the speeches and writings of A.B. Storms. Subjects covered include modern chivalry, moral uses of history, and civic enthusiasm. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

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Records Series 2/6/2: Biographical Material, 1903-1933, includes newsclippings, obituaries, memorials, and information regarding Storm’s resignation from Iowa State. Records Series 2/6/3: Correspondence, 1903-1910, contains letters to and from members of the Board of Trustees for the State of Iowa and the faculty, staff, and students of Iowa State College (University) regarding various topics, including finances, faculty appointments, and the campus. There is also correspondence between Storms and leaders of other institutions throughout the country. Records Series 2/6/4: Subject Files, 1904-1910, consist of newsclippings, ephemera, and correspondence relating to a variety of issues, which include the Board of Control, Iowa State College’s (University), and the Higgins theft case that involved a rash of thefts from campus buildings during 1908 and Iowa State’s association with Pinkerton Detectives to solve the case. Records Series 2/6/9: Inauguration Files, 1904, include the invitation, lists of guests, correspondence, and Storms’ inaugural address, “Outlook”. Records Series 2/6/10: Family History, 1916-1983, contains information regarding two of his daughters, Lillian Storms Coover and Laura Storms Knapp.

Organization Collection is arranged according to predetermined records series, then either chronologically or alphabetically.

Container List Box 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 Folder 1-2 3-5 1-3 4-5 6 7 8 Title Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Reports Dates 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909

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Box 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Folder 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Title Reports Addresses and publications Biographical materials Biographical materials, resignation from Iowa State College (University) Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence Correspondence, memorandum to the faculty Subject files, African American students Subject files, Board of Control Subject files, Caldwell, Grace Subject files, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Subject files, conservation Subject files, Davis Bill Subject files, Dean of Women Subject files, Department of Public Health Subject files, faculty expenses Subject files, fraternities and sororities Subject files, George Washington University Subject files, Higgins theft case

Dates n.d 1902-1910, n.d 1903-1933, n.d. 1910 1903 1904 1905-1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 n.d. 1906-1910 1910 1906-1910 1907 1906-1910 1908-1909 1907-1909 1908 1910 1908-1909 1907, 19091910 1908-1910, n.d. 1908-1909

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Box 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Folder 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Title Subject files, Iowa State College (University) Subject files, Legislative action Subject files, Library Subject files, Louden, William Subject files, National Education Association Subject files, offices hours of department heads Subject files, Olmstead Brothers Subject files, Proctor Subject files, Veterinary Medicine College Subject files, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Inauguration, address, “Outlook” Inauguration, correspondence Inauguration, invitation Inauguration, invitation list Family history, Knapp, Laura Storms (daughter) Family history, Storms, Lillian (daughter)

Dates 1904-1909, n.d. n.d. 1905, 19081909 1908 1909 n.d. 1906, 1909 1909 1908 1908-1910 1904 1904-1905 1904 1904 1916-1983 1941

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