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Iowa History 101 - Sports for the Liberal Arts: Reimagining Iowa's Small Colleges, 1921-1939

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Presented By: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Dates: June 23, 2022
  • Location: Virtual Program
  • Start/End Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free with advance registrtion
  • Overview

    Join Brian M. Ingrassia, history professor at West Texas A&M University, as he discusses Iowa's small colleges in the 1920s and 1930s, especially their changing views of intercollegiate athletics.

    Iowa colleges were on the cutting edge of a midwestern backlash against big-time, commercialized sports; they were also part of a national movement that consciously envisioned small, private colleges as institutions stressing a "liberal arts" curriculum.