Iowa in the 1980s: Teen Edition
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Presented by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, professor of history, Iowa State University
When seeking information about the past, some researchers have learned that school yearbooks can provide invaluable information. Prof. Riney-Kehrberg was interested in the effect in Iowa of the 1980s Farm Crisis and the decade of economic downturn – specifically – how did Iowa’s teens see it? In this talk, she will explore the teen experience of the 1980s and the way in which high school yearbooks can be used to research the history of Iowa’s young people. Examples from the Ames High Spirit will be presented.
The 2018 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with Ames Public Library.