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Culture. ISU has cows and corn, but we also have culture. It's found in the Library, on the Memorial Union lawn, at the Iowa State Center -- just to name a few places. Ames may be situated amidst cornfields, but we haven't been overlooked by the artists. Grant Wood's murals grace our library, Christian Petersen's statues give our campus aesthetic beauty and the Iowa State Center annually attracts prime artists. All of these add to the cultural atmosphere at ISU.

Hand-drawn or Illustrated Text


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Digital Initiatives


Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department

204 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011

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