SUI 1847-1947 Centennial.

(P-0221) It’s been 100 years! Time to celebrate.

1947 SUI Centennial Celebration with IMU waiters presenting the birthday cake via the camera of Fred W. Kent.
(C-0144) Iowa City and the University of Iowa was the First Day of Issue city for the Iowa Statehood stamp in 1946 – now it’s 1947 and time celebrate SUI’s Centennial.
(C-0139) This First Day Cover insert card featured historical data about The Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City. Great for celebrating SUI’s 100th Birthday in 1947!


(P-0138) Here is a promotional postcard distributed by the State University of Iowa Alumni Association to graduates in the 1940’s.
(P-0003) 1947 – The University of Iowa celebrates its’ 100th anniversary! This beautiful Old Capitol postcard, postmarked in Iowa City on August 3, 1946 makes for a colorful “First Day of Issue” of the 100th Anniversary postage stamp. On February 23rd, 1947, the University of Iowa celebrated its 100th Anniversary.

(M-0001) Above is the 1947 University of Iowa Homecoming Badge featuring the Old Capitol dome and below, a special Commemorative Centennial Pin and Ribbon (M-0022) made for this special occasion.

(L-0020) Here is a promotional brochure distributed by the State University of Iowa to potential students in the 1940’s.

Greetings from State University of Iowa (circa 1940’s) Postcard Sets…



In Macbride Hall, built in 1906, the “official” SUI seal was included in the main entrance floor. Click here to read more about how & when SUI became UI.

Click here to read about the University of Iowa’s 175th Anniversary in 2022.

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