Memorial context photo
Historical Marker photo

Welcome to the Iowa State University inventory of memorials and class gifts in the campus landscape. This inventory, which began in February 2006, records the memorials, plaques, and gifts found in the outdoor environment on Iowa State's campus. This inventory will keep a permanent record of gifts and memorials located within the Iowa State landscape.

This inventory focuses on memorials and class gifts in the landscape. For other memorials or class gifts inside buildings, refer to the Alumni Association or the appropriate university department (see additional information).

To view a map of all the items inventoried, go to our online campus map and turn on the "Memorials/Markers" layer.

The types of items include:

  • memorial trees/groves
  • memorial benches
  • class gifts
  • historical markers
  • unmarked memorials and class gifts
  • elevation markers
  • historical plaques
  • other plaques or donated items on campus

This inventory is a work in progress. Please help us by contacting us if you know of a tree or other memorial that is missing from our list.