Volume 67, Number 1 (2008)

Third Series

Front Matter




A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names p. 89
Sarah S. Uthoff


Zoar in the Civil War p. 97-99
Kristen Anderson


Iowa State Fair: Country Comes to Town p. 106-108
Chris Rasmussen



New on the Shelves p. 122-125

Back Matter

Front Cover

In this 1937 image, the Iowa State College Campanile presides over a bucolic landscape on the campus. But the college was anything but a peaceful place in the ensuing decade, as the two feature articles in this issue show. A college economist’s recommendation that households substitute margarine for butter as part of the war effort sparked a bitter controversy. At the same time, scientists on campus were actively involved in work that supported the famous Manhattan Project, which was developing the means to explode an atomic bomb. Photo courtesy Special Collections, Iowa State University Library.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Malcolm J. Rohrbough, University of Iowa
Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa State University