Volume 69, Number 2 (2010)

Third Series

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By the turn of the twentieth century, the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Mount Pleasant had become a sprawling expanse, including an amusement hall, an industrial building, and separate infirmaries for men and women. The hybrid sort of construction combined the original building’s monumental style with smaller, more homelike yet just as specialized spaces. For more on how changes in the hospital’s architectural style reflected ideas about mental illness and domesticity, see Jane Simonsen’s article in this issue. Image from State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.


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