SUI 1847-1947 Centennial.

(P-0221) It’s been 100 years! Time to celebrate.

1947 SUI Centennial Celebration with IMU waiters presenting the birthday cake via the camera of Fred W. Kent.
(C-0144) Iowa City and the University of Iowa was the First Day of Issue city for the Iowa Statehood stamp in 1946 – now it’s 1947 and time celebrate SUI’s Centennial.
(C-0139) This First Day Cover insert card featured historical data about The Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City. Great for celebrating SUI’s 100th Birthday in 1947!
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(P-0138) Here is a promotional postcard distributed by the State University of Iowa Alumni Association to graduates in the 1940’s.
(P-0003) 1947 – The University of Iowa celebrates its’ 100th anniversary! This beautiful Old Capitol postcard, postmarked in Iowa City on August 3, 1946 makes for a colorful “First Day of Issue” of the 100th Anniversary postage stamp. On February 23rd, 1947, the University of Iowa celebrated its 100th Anniversary.

(M-0001) Above is the 1947 University of Iowa Homecoming Badge featuring the Old Capitol dome and below, a special Commemorative Centennial Pin and Ribbon (M-0022) made for this special occasion.

(L-0020) Here is a promotional brochure distributed by the State University of Iowa to potential students in the 1940’s.

Greetings from State University of Iowa (circa 1940’s) Postcard Sets…

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In Macbride Hall, built in 1906, the “official” SUI seal was included in the main entrance floor. Click here to read more about how & when SUI became UI.

Click here to read about the University of Iowa’s 175th Anniversary in 2022.


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