"The world over here is so different": Alice Ettinger's Musical Career
A young woman from Waterloo makes her mark in European music circles.
by M. Alison Kibler
Iowa Impromptu: Norwegian Immigrant O. M. Oleson Seeks Music from Bjørnson and Grieg
A modest request from an Iowa druggist starts a battle of wits between two cultural giants.
by Camilla Haugen Cai
Iowa Architect of Acoustics Designed Fort Dodge & Sioux City Bandshells
Despite the Great Depression, two cutting-edge bandshells raised the bar on outdoor music performances, thanks to architect Henry Kamphoefner and two Iowa communities.
by Ginalie Swaim
Meredith Willson: Iowa's "Music Man" & "Ambassador to All the World"
From radio broadcasts to a Broadway musical, this Iowan sang the state's praises.
by John E. Miller
Front Porch: Readers share their memories and experiences from country-school days.
Reading the Past: Immigrant traditions and immigrant freedoms are explored in Jon Gjerde's book, The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the by Marvin Bergman
One in a Million: Three decades after they raised funds and made bandages for Civil War soldiers, the Keosauqua War Time Glee Club gathers for a reunion and poses for a photograph. Their story is this issue's "One in a Million."