Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of year again! Time for turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and everything else that goes with Thanksgiving. This, of course, includes time spent with family and friends. To celebrate, here’s a 1948 photo of friends coming together with their families to share a Thanksgiving meal in Pammel Court, often referred to as “married student housing.” Today, this area is the location of office buildings and our Library Storage Building.

RS 7/4

A group gathers for Thanksgiving in Pammel Court, 1948

In recent years, we have written a number of informative posts on Thanksgiving. For your reading pleasure, our previous posts include:

For the photo above and more, check out our Flickr page! Information about Pammel Court and other residence halls can be found in Department of Residence records, RS 7/4. If you’re looking for some new (or rather, old) recipes to try this Thanksgiving, take a look at our Iowa Cookbook Collection, a few cookbooks of which are digitized.

Whatever you’re eating this year  – whether it be Spiced Cranberry Stuffing or various iterations of corn – and wherever you are eating – at home or in front of a computer, reading a history of Pammel Court – the Special Collections Department wishes you  a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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