CyPix: Masonry School

 

Students at the Masonry School short course, 1961. (University Photographs, RS 16/5, box 1436)

Students at the Masonry School short course, 1961. (University Photographs, RS 16/5, box 1436)

The 1959-1961 Iowa State University General Catalog describes short courses as being conducted for two purposes: “To enable men and women in the same field to meet for a discussion of mutual problems, and to give them an opportunity to discuss and study their problems with college specialists in the light of most research findings.” The courses were open to anyone and were of limited duration and practical in nature.

In addition to masonry, the University has offered courses on school lunches, English grammar, custodial work, wind energy, seed analysis, sausages, tropical biology, soil fertility, and many other topics.

For more on short courses, see:

  • Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management Short Course Records (RS 12/9/6)
  • Duane Isley Papers (RS 13/5/56)
  • Extension Service Records (RS 16/1/1)
  • University Photographs collection 16/5
  • The Iowa State University web archive
  • Related materials in the library catalog

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