Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Kirkwood, Samuel statue

Title

Kirkwood, Samuel statue

Description

After students petitioned the Board of Directors for "a more humanized name" rather than Area Ten Community College, a lengthy process ensued until just the right name was found. The Board approved the name Kirkwood Community College on August 25, 1969 out of the 160 proposed names. The name was selected in honor of Samuel J. Kirkwood, who served as governor and U.S. Senator of Iowa and U.S. Secretary of the Interior during the mid-to-late 1800's. He was involved in the development of higher education in Iowa and valued the importance of vocational training. The statue, which is a replica of the one that still stands in the U.S. capitol rotunda, was gifted to Kirkwood from the University of Iowa in 1974. It stood in the Linn Hall lobby from 1974 until 2014 when it was moved outdoors to the roundabout at the front entrance.

Creator

Unknown

Source

KIN/Library Services/Archives/Iowa Digital Heritage Collection

Publisher

Kirkwood Community College

Date

1974- 02

Rights

This digital image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission of the Kirkwood Community College Library.

Format

jpg

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photograph, b&w

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 in.

File Name

Samuel,jpg

Repository

Kirkwood Community College Archives

Repository Collection

Archives Photo File
"Kirkwood, Samuel"

Digital Reproduction Information

image/jpg
1.21 MB
Scanned at 600 dpi

Contact information.

Please contact the Kirkwood Community College Library: (319)398-5553, library@kirkwood.edu

Digital item created

2015-09-14