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Introduction

For many past and present ISU students, Residence Halls are a home-away-from-home.  Residence Halls offer not just a place to sleep at night, but a community of fellow students.  The current policies, communities, and buildings developed from years of changes in the ISU community and the nation.  As the nation changed, so too did the Residence Halls and individuals inside, from one early 1900s segregated Women's Residence Hall to numerous co-ed and multi-racial Residence Halls filled with personal computers and televisions.  This exhibit explores the national, social, cultural, and technological changes reflected in the history of ISU Residence Halls.