The Foundation: 1871-1921

Bomb Digital Collection

The Iowa Agricultural College/Iowa State University yearbook, the Bomb was published annually from 1893 to 1993, with the exception of 1902.
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Our department has a proud heritage dating back to the founding of Iowa State Agricultural College (later Iowa State University) as a land grant institution in 1869. We’ve seen extraordinary research and teaching methods since then. Still, we keep a dedication to excellence that has carried from past to present.