Edward John Iddings scrapbooks and lantern slides, 1904-1954

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Iddings, E. J. (Edward John), 1879-1954
Title
Edward John Iddings scrapbooks and lantern slides
Dates
1904-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 cubic feet, (4 scrapbooks and 160 glass slides)
Collection Number
MG 076
Summary
E. J. Iddings was the Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Idaho from 1915 to 1946. The scrapbooks and lantern slides document agricultural practices and education at the University of Idaho and abroad.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 2088850845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edward John Iddings was born in 1879 in Peru, Indiana, the eldest of the four children of J.B. and Mary Iddings. He was raised on his father's 350 acre farm. After spending a year and a half at Butler College in Indianapolis, he moved to Colorado where he worked on a dairy farm near Denver before entering Colorado Agricultural College from which he received his B.S. degree in 1907 and his masters degree in 1922. On June 24, 1908 he married Maude Augusta Rowell. After working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for several years he accepted a teaching position at the University of Idaho in 1910. In 1915 he was named Dean of the College of Agriculture and retained that position until his retirement in 1946. Following his retirement he moved to Menat, California where he died in 1954.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The four scrapbooks cover the years 1904 to 1954. Three of the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings on agriculture in general, agricultural education, the University of Idaho, and Dean Iddings; the fourth contains letters to and from the Dean dealing with his leave of absence and retirement. They are:

Clippings on agriculture, Dean Iddings, the university, and handwritten notes, possibly for speeches, 1917-1946.

Correspondence with University President Harrison C. Dale and others concerning Idding's leave of absence and retirement, 1944-1946.

Clippings on Dean Iddings, university personnel, speech notes and programs for agricultural events, 1904-1947.

Correspondence, including a letter from Ezra Taft Benson (December 8, 1952), membership cards, clippings on agriculture and the university, 1918-1954.

The 160 lantern slides (3 duplicates) register images of an international trip by Dean of the College of Agriculture E.J. Iddings and his wife Maude Rowell in 1927. Iddings took a sabbatical leave from June to December to study agricultural practices abroad. He visited Great Britain and overseas dominions of the British Empire, including New Zealand, Australia, India, Ceylon, and Egypt. Other European countries in the tour included Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Italy. The images depict agricultural practices in the countries they visited, along with scenes of the cities, buildings, transportation, and people. In that occasion he participated as a delegate to the International Rotarians Convention in Ostend, Belgium. It may be that a few slides are not from this trip, but they are related to agriculture.

Included in this collection are also a 4 ¼ x 4 ¾ x 15 inch wood lantern slide case and six cardboard boxes from the manufacturer of the lantern slide plates.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

The lantern slide images are available in digital format in the John Edward Iddings' Lantern Slide Collection as a part of the University of Idaho Library Digital Collections.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Edward John Iddings scrapbooks and lantern slides, MG 076, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The scrapbooks were numbered by an unknown person; there is no apparent arrangement to the material within each book.

The lantern slides were not identified and in no order that could allow their grouping by country or subject. They are arranged in numerical order.

Acquisition Information

The scrapbooks of E. J. Iddings were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the University of Idaho President's Office in July 1973. The lantern slides might have been donated in conjunction with the scrapbooks.

Separated Materials

See also Edward John Iddings Scrapbook, 1905-1908 (MG 201). Apparently, this scrapbook was bought from a dealer and donated to the University of Idaho Library by Bernard Hopwood.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Scrapbooks
4 items

Series II:  Lantern SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box object
2 001
  Five unidentified men [01]
1 photographic slides : Portrait of five unidentified men.
2 002
  Group posing in front of a castle
1 photographic slides : A man and two women pose by the water with a castle in the background.
2 003
  Eiffel Tower
1 photographic slides : A photograph of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
2 004
  Five unidentified men [02]
1 photographic slides : A portrait of five unidentified men, standing in order from tallest to shortest
2 005
  Bathing huts
1 photographic slides : Bathing huts are moved to and from the waters edge via carts on a beach. People can be seen along the left side of the image, looking at the water.
2 006
  Pont du Gard, France
1 photographic slides : Pont du Gard, France.
2 007
  Maud Iddings in a gondola
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings sitting in a gondola with gondolier standing up behind her in Venice, Italy.
2 008
  Dam
1 photographic slides : A dam or aqueduct structure in an unknown location.
2 009
  Mont-Saint-Michel
1 photographic slides : Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.
2 010
  Man and woman in front of criosphinxes
1 photographic slides : A man and two women posing in front of the criosphinxes (ram-headed) that represent the god Amon, which leads to the entrance to the Karnak Temple. Luxor, Egypt
2 011
  Two women and a man in front of tombs
1 photographic slides : Two women and a man standing at the entrance of what appears to be a tomb in the style of the pyramids.
2 012
  Group of people in front of a building
1 photographic slides : Group of men, women, children, and a dog posing outside a residential building. No individuals able to be identified.
2 013
  Small private island
1 photographic slides : Small private island with building and vegetation.
2 014
  Cruise ship
1 photographic slides : A large ocean liner at sea.
2 015
  Boats at harbor
1 photographic slides : Boats tethered and moored in harbor.
2 016
  Huddart Parker pier
1 photographic slides : Huddart Parker Ltr pier in an unknown location.
2 017
  Ganges River, India
1 photographic slides : Ganges River in India. People and boats can be seen in the busy thoroughfare.
2 018
  Men working in a body of water
1 photographic slides : Men working in a body of water, either for construction purposes or harvesting materials.
2 019
  Woman washing laundry in a public basin
1 photographic slides : A woman washing laundry in public basins with a fountain in the foreground.
2 020
  Men and cattle in front of a building
1 photographic slides : Northwest Livestock Association. Men and cattle in front of a building before entering to show cattle.
2 021
  Water-wheel
1 photographic slides : A water-wheel in a ground level channel.
2 022
  Bullock cart [01]
1 photographic slides : Men and boys loading a bullock cart pulled by two oxen. (1 duplicate)
2 023
  Bullock cart [02]
1 photographic slides : Men and boys posing by a bullock cart pulled by two oxen.
2 024
  Bullock cart [03]
1 photographic slides : Bullock cart pulled by an ox
2 025
  Canterbury Agricultural College, New Zealand
1 photographic slides : Canterbury Agricultural College in New Zealand
2 026
  Experimental Institute for Livestock in Rome, Italy
1 photographic slides : Istituto Sperimentale Zootecnica di Roma. Italy (Experimental Institute for Livestock in Rome, Italy.)
2 027
  Maud Iddings at a hot springs
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings with unidentified woman at a hot springs.
2 028
  Maud Iddings outside a ceremonial building
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings with unidentified woman outside a small ceremonial building, the external walls of which are exquisitely decorated. [Bath house?]
2 029
  Mountains, boats, and buildings with a body of water in the foreground
1 photographic slides : Mountains, boats, and buildings from an unknown location with a body of water in the foreground.
2 030
  House with water tank
1 photographic slides : House with water tank at the back. A wire fence surrounds the building.
2 031
  Two cars in front of a building
1 photographic slides : Two cars are parked in front of a building; a brick structure consisting of two joined cylinders stands in the back.
2 032
  Bullock cart [04]
1 photographic slides : Bullock cart pulled by an ox, in front of a drapery store. A sign on the cart reads: W. R. Perera
2 033
  Street parade in Belgium
1 photographic slides : Street parade with a group of persons carrying Rotary International logo in Belgium.
2 034
  Boats in a harbor
1 photographic slides : Boats in a harbor
2 035
  Street parade
1 photographic slides : Women follow behind a group of individuals carrying feather topped poles.
2 036
  Men judging a pig
1 photographic slides : Men observing a pig, likely for purchasing consideration. (1 duplicate)
2 037
  People and cars in front of a building
1 photographic slides : People and cars gathered in front of a building in an unknown location.
2 038
  Maude and E.J. Iddings in front of a church
1 photographic slides : Maude and E. J. Iddings posing in front of an old church building.
2 039
  Two wheeled low trunk carriage in front of hostel
1 photographic slides : Two-wheeled low trunk carriage parked in front of a hostel. A sign in French on the door of the building advertises rooms for rent. Two girls and a dog are seen on the street.
2 040
  Stable
1 photographic slides : A building. Inscription in Italian above one of the doors reads: Stalla [stable]
2 041
  Men carrying heavy containers
1 photographic slides : Three men leaning on sticks carrying loaded bags on their shoulders. Behind them what appears to be a man unloading a donkey. (1 duplicate)
2 042
  Facade of a building [01]
1 photographic slides : Facade of a building in Italy.
2 043
  Plants in pots
1 photographic slides : People looking at pots of plants and flowers arranged on the ground on a street
2 044
  Panoramic view of a city
1 photographic slides
2 045
  Maud Iddings in front of a cathedral
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings poses in front of a cathedral in an unknown location.
2 046
  Facade of a building [02]
1 photographic slides : Facade of a building in the distance in an unknown location. Two men are seen in the foreground.
2 047
  Bullock cart [05]
1 photographic slides : A loaded bullock cart pulled by three oxen, with driver
2 048
  Passengers looking at a cow
1 photographic slides : Passengers in a train looking at a cow through the windows of a passenger train.
2 049
  Dock
1 photographic slides : A dock without ships or boats moored.
2 050
  Woman and a girl carrying baskets
1 photographic slides : A woman and a girl carrying baskets on their heads. An iron gate can be seen in the background.
2 051
  Two goats on a steep rock
1 photographic slides
2 052
  Straw houses
1 photographic slides : Straw houses, huts in an unknown location.
2 053
  Straw-thatched houses
1 photographic slides : Straw-thatched houses, huts in an unknown location.
2 054
  Women working on a shore
1 photographic slides : Women working on a shore, with bundles of an unidentified plant material near the water.
2 055
  View of a rural scene
1 photographic slides : A distance view of a rural scene, with men working in fields.
2 056
  Farm building with no roof
1 photographic slides : A farm building either under construction or after having the roof removed.
2 057
  Farm building
1 photographic slides : A farm building, built using logs and shake shingles.
2 058
  Boat being pulled through a canal
1 photographic slides : A boat with a passenger on board is pulled through a canal by a man walking along the shore
2 059
  Maud Iddings on a shore
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings poses on a shore, alongside other persons and a four wheeled carriage pulled by horses.
2 060
  Building with a garden
1 photographic slides : A building with a landscaped garden in the foreground.
2 061
  Building [01]
1 photographic slides : A sideview of an unidentified building entrance.
2 062
  Building [02]
1 photographic slides : A building in the distance on the crest of a hill.
2 063
  Cattle
1 photographic slides : An image of a beef cow at the University of Idaho farms.
2 064
  Shepherd observing a flock [02]
1 photographic slides : A shepherd observes a flock of sheep drinking water out of stream, while a horse grazes nearby.
2 065
  Merino sheep at a show
1 photographic slides : Two men holding open the wool of a merino sheep to show the interior of the coat.
2 066
  Rambouillet ram
1 photographic slides
2 067
  Sheep pasture [01]
1 photographic slides : Sheep grazing in a pasture.
2 068
  Sheep pasture [02]
1 photographic slides : Sheep grazing in a pasture; the edge of the fenced field is visible in the background.
2 069
  Sheep judging
1 photographic slides : Participants and animals lining up for a sheep showing event.
2 070
  Sheep in a corral [01]
1 photographic slides : Sheep in a corral prior to being shorn.
2 071
  Boar
1 photographic slides : A boar grazes in a field.
2 072
  Rowett Institute
1 photographic slides : The Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland.
2 073
  E.J. Iddings among vegetation
1 photographic slides : E. J. Iddings among vegetation.
2 074
  Two wheeled carriage pulled by horse
1 photographic slides : Two-wheeled carriage with a calash top pulled by a horse, in front of a building in an unknown location.
2 075
  Ten women dressed in white
1 photographic slides : Ten women dressed in white stand on the side of a bus, with passengers looking through the windows.
2 076
  Carriage pulled by a horse [01]
1 photographic slides : Two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse, with driver.
2 077
  Ruins of an amphitheater
1 photographic slides : Ruins of an amphitheater in an unknown location.
2 078
  Carriage pulled by a horse [02]
1 photographic slides : A man embarking in a four-wheeled carriage pulled by horses, followed by other similar carriages, near a shore.
2 079
  U.S. military graves
1 photographic slides : U.S. military graves in an unknown location.
2 080
  Kursaal with the Rotary International logo on facade
1 photographic slides : The Kursaal with the Rotary International logo on facade in Ostend, Belgium
2 081
  Shepherd observing a flock [01]
1 photographic slides : A shepherd mounted on a horse tends to a flock of sheep.
2 082
  Flock of sheep on a road
1 photographic slides : A flock of sheep on a road in an unknown location.
2 083
  Sheep in a corral [02]
1 photographic slides : Sheep in a corral prior to sheering and after.
2 084
  Flock of sheep grazing
1 photographic slides : Flock of sheep grazing in an open pasture.
2 085
  Maud Iddings with two children
1 photographic slides : Maud Iddings poses with two children alongside several persons wearing traditional costume. [Netherlands?]
3 086
  Village scene with thatched huts
1 photographic slides : A village scene. Women and children walk a road with thatched-roof huts and cows in the background.
3 087
  Street scene with people and cows
1 photographic slides : A street scene with people and cows. Seen in the foreground is a small British flag.
3 088
  Facade of a building [03]
1 photographic slides : Facade of a building with persons sitting on benches outside, possibly in Paris, France.
3 089
  Building [03]
1 photographic slides : A stone building with a cobblestone pavilion in the foreground.
3 090
  Street scene in front of a hotel
1 photographic slides : A street scene in front of a hotel in an unknown location.
3 091
  Man holding bridle of a horse
1 photographic slides : An unidentified man holding the bridle of a draft horse.
3 092
  Woman and a man in front of a house
1 photographic slides : A woman and a man in front of a house with terracotta tile shingles on the roof. A child can be seen looking out a window on the far right of the image.
3 093
  Colonnade of a building
1 photographic slides : Colonnade of a building with two carriages pulled by horses, in front.
3 094
  Dog cart
1 photographic slides : A dog cart, with the front half of the dog not pictured. The man holding the dog is wearing wooden shoes.
3 095
  Woman standing by a river
1 photographic slides : A woman standing by a river alongside a basket filled with clothes on the ground.
3 096
  Heavily loaded carriage
1 photographic slides : Two men posing by a heavily loaded two-wheeled carriage, pulled by five horses.
3 097
  Two wheeled cart and buggy
1 photographic slides : A single horse pulls a loaded two-wheeled cart next to a donkey pulling a two-wheeled buggy with a driver in the bench seat.
3 098
  Men judging a horse
1 photographic slides : Men judging a horse, likely for breeding consideration.
3 099
  Men holding luggage
1 photographic slides : An unidentified man poses alongside another man holding luggage.
3 100
  Group touring a patio
1 photographic slides : Group of people touring the patio of a building.
3 101
  Two men pose with two sheep
1 photographic slides : Two men stand showing two sheep. one man is seen leaning over to assess the sheep only partially in frame, while the other braces the sheep that is fully in frame.
3 102
  Three men and two goats
1 photographic slides : Two men hold two goats for a picture while a third man watches from behind a stone fence.
3 103
  Cabbage farm
1 photographic slides : Men are gathered in the fields of a cabbage farm.
3 104
  Wheat field
1 photographic slides : A field of wheat or other crop growing in an unknown location.
3 105
  People gathering for a formal portrait
1 photographic slides : Group of people posing for a portrait in front of a building observed by children and passersby.
3 106
  House in unknown location
1 photographic slides : The backside of a house in an unknown location with a body of water in the foreground of the photograph.
3 107
  Two houses in the distance
1 photographic slides : Two houses stand on a sand bar in the distance.
3 108
  Thatched roof building
1 photographic slides : Three men in front of a thatched-roof building.
3 109
  Carriage pulled by a horse [03]
1 photographic slides : A light two-wheeled carriage pulled by a horse, with driver, among cars in an open field.
3 110
  Rambouillet ewes
1 photographic slides : Rambouillet sheep showing.
3 111
  Sheep showing
1 photographic slides : An unidentified individual participating in a sheep showing event.
3 112
  Men observing a cow
1 photographic slides : Men observing a dairy cow, likely for purchasing consideration.
3 113
  Cattle showing [01]
1 photographic slides : Showing cattle at an exhibition at the University of Idaho.
3 114
  Men judging a cow
1 photographic slides : Men judging a cow during an exhibition.
3 115
  Scottish Highland Cattle
1 photographic slides : Scottish Highland Cattle, or Kyloe, ready to be shown.
3 116
  Bull
1 photographic slides : A bull at the University of Idaho Agricultural Department.
3 117
  Two wheeled cart
1 photographic slides : A heavily loaded two-wheeled carriage pulled by an in-line team of four horses.
3 118
  Cattle outside a barn
1 photographic slides : Cattle graze outside of a barn on an unidentified property.
3 119
  Low wheeled chair with dog
1 photographic slides : A low wheeled chair with driver and a harnessed dog on the side.
3 120
  Long building with garden
1 photographic slides : A long building at left and a man standing in a garden, at right.
3 121
  Cattle showing [02]
1 photographic slides : Showing cattle at an exhibition at the University of Idaho. The breeder can be seen sitting on a stick while the judge assess the steer.
3 122
  Thatched roof huts
1 photographic slides : Thatched-roof huts along the shore of a canal.
3 123
  Water storage
1 photographic slides : Building probably related to the provision of water.
3 124
  Plants in numbered containers
1 photographic slides : Plants in numbered containers to be transplanted
3 125
  Man and a cow outside a barn
1 photographic slides : A man and a young cow outside a barn in an unknown location.
3 126
  Gathering for a group portrait
1 photographic slides : A group of people gather for a portrait in front of a building in an unknown location.
3 127
  Train coming out of a tunnel
1 photographic slides : A train coming out of a tunnel with an open carriage pulled by horse in the foreground.
3 128
  Four wheeled carts
1 photographic slides : Four-wheeled carts and two men wait in front of a building.
3 129
  Men loading a boat
1 photographic slides : Men [in Dutch costume?] loading a boat in a canal with houses and clothing hanging on line drying.
3 130
  Sheep in a corral [03]
1 photographic slides : Men examining sheep in corral
3 131
  Windmill
1 photographic slides : A wooden windmill in an unknown location.
3 132
  Crop field beds
1 photographic slides : Agriculture test crops beds in an unidentified location.
3 133
  Men judging a grey horse
1 photographic slides : Men judging a grey horse, likely for breeding purposes.
3 134
  Cattle and people
1 photographic slides : Men stand and observe dairy cows in a field.
3 135
  Cow in a pasture
1 photographic slides : A young cow grazes in a pasture in an unknown location.
3 136
  Cattle showing [04]
1 photographic slides : Participants walking beasts to showing grounds at an exhibition at the University of Idaho.
3 137
  Street scene in unknown location
1 photographic slides : Street scene in an unknown location. rail tracks can be seen in the street with people walking away from the photographer.
3 138
  Two men show a bull
1 photographic slides : Two men stand showing a bull.
3 139
  Cattle showing [05]
1 photographic slides : Participants are lined up and ready for a cattle showing at the University of Idaho.
3 140
  People looking at sheep
1 photographic slides : People looking at a flock of sheep outside a building in an unknown location.
3 141
  Ship at sea
1 photographic slides : A large ocean liner at sea.
3 142
  Four wheeled carriages
1 photographic slides : Four-wheeled carriages pulled by teams of horses with drivers and passengers.
3 143
  Facade of a building [04]
1 photographic slides : Facade of a building in an unknown location.
3 144
  Harvesting a crop
1 photographic slides : Harvesting a crop using gas-powered machines.
3 145
  Tending a crop
1 photographic slides : Men tend a crop in beds; one man is watering plants in the background (right side of image) while another kneels to look at undergrowth.
3 146
  Men and cars beside a building
1 photographic slides : Two cars and three men in front of a building. [Vejen?]
3 147
  Man with two bulls pulling a mill
1 photographic slides : A man with two bulls pulling a mill stone.
3 148
  Man in traditional desert dress
1 photographic slides : A man in traditional costume with a horse in front of a building in an unknown location.
3 149
  Cattle in a corral
1 photographic slides : Dairy heifers, likely pregnant, standing in a corrall.
3 150
  Crop field near channel
1 photographic slides : Crop field with windmill and irrigation canal.
3 151
  Costume parade [01]
1 photographic slides : People in a costume parade on an unidentified street.
3 152
  Costume parade [02]
1 photographic slides : Men in tophats dance with women in bonnets and flowered dresses during a parade.
3 153
  Cavalry parade [01]
1 photographic slides : Cavalry parade in an open field near the University of Idaho.
3 154
  Cavalry parade [02]
1 photographic slides : Cavalry on parade in an open field near the University of Idaho.
3 155
  Men on parade
1 photographic slides : Men on parade in an open field.
3 156
  Cavalry parade [03]
1 photographic slides : Cavalry parade in an open field near the University of Idaho.
3 157
  Military parade
1 photographic slides : A military parade in an open field, with infantry and gunmen in foreground.
4
Lantern slides case and boxes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Agriculture
  • Deans (Education)

Corporate Names

  • University of Idaho. College of Agriculture

Geographical Names

  • Idaho--History