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Past History 101 Programs

Iowa History 101 Recordings

American Indian Resistance to American Settler Colonialism in the Midwest
Back to School
Bread for my Enemies: The Friendship Train in Iowa
Bringing forth the vision of strong-minded women at the Iowa Women's Archives
Buxton, Iowa: The Black Utopia: To view the recording, please contact
Camping While Black: African American Experiences in Iowa Summer Camps, 1925-1950
Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America
Chinese Pioneers in Iowa: Immigration, Laundry, and Resistance to Exclusion in the Nineteenth Century
Connecting to the Authentic: The State Historical Society of Iowa's Historic Sites
Corn Farming
David W. Kilbourne: The Creation of an Iowa Anti-Mormon
Emancipation Celebrations: The Historical Context for Juneteenth
Emir Abd el-Kader’s Life, Legacy and Connection to Elkader, Iowa
Forever Free: Rediscovering Heroes, Heroines & Helpers on Central Iowa's Underground Railroad
From Coal Palace to Closing the Plant: Coal and Community on the Lower-Des Moines River
George Washington Carver in Iowa
Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines
Hollywood & Iowa: "It's A Wonderful Life"
Irish Iowa: The History of Pioneers and Progressives on the Prairie
Immigration to Iowa
Inkpaduta in Iowa: Dakota Decline, Dispossession and Erasure
Iowa and the Great War
Iowa and the Presidency
Iowa City and Des Moines: A Tale of Two Capitol Buildings
Iowa in the Jazz Age
Iowa's Black Migration
Iowa’s Borders: Evolution and Controversy
Iowa's County Fairs
Iowa's Native Nations
Iowa's Newest National Historic Landmark: The Surf Ballroom and its place in the themes of American history
Iowans & Bicycling
Iowa State Fair
Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland
A Menace to the Morals of the Institution: Women in Wartime and the 1918 Flu Epidemic at Iowa State College
Movies & Film
Muslims of the Heartland
100 years of Donna Reed
Prairie Fires: Urban Rebellions in the Midwest
Printing and Performing Citizenship: Black Activist Cultures in Iowa
Prohibition and Temperance
Quality Seeds to feed the World: 130 Years of Seed Testing, Research and Outreach
Redlining in Iowa
Rural Free Delivery, Parcel Post and Responses to Mail Order Commerce in Iowa, 1897-1915
Soldier Mob in Keokuk: Violence Against the Press During American Civil War
Sports for the Liberal Arts: Reimagining Iowa's Small Colleges, 1921-1939
Stories from the "Iowa's People & Places" Exhibit 
Tales of the Territory
The Annals of Iowa: 158 years of History by, for, and about Iowans
The Industrialization and Americanization of Midwesterners' Diets
The Myth and Realities of Country Lawyers in Iowa and the Midwest
The Iowa National Guard in the Spanish-American War 1898-1899
The Poison Garden
The Story of the World Food Prize Foundation
The Tractor Wars in Iowa
This American House: Frank Lloyd Wright's Meier House and the American System-Built Homes
Understanding the History of Gender
"We Came Home Together": Black Civil War Veterans and Community Building in Iowa
"We Learned to do the Things That Rural Women Did": Extension Homemakers Clubs in Iowa, 1920-1960
When a Dream Dies: Agriculture, Iowa and the Farm Crisis of the 1980s
Winter Holidays
Women's Suffrage
World War II