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Information about the Campanile

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There are 5678 bricks and 50 bells in the Campanile. Inscriptions on the 10 original bells and other information can be found at

Other information is also in Iowa State University Campus and Its Buildings 1859-1979 (Parks Library Research Help Desk - LD2543 .I6 .D39x) and also online at:

Additionally, ther are articles in The Alumnus (Parks Library General Collection or University Special Collections LH1 Io9a)

  • "Bells of Iowa State" January 1953, v. 48, no. 4, pp. 4-5
  • "Ringing in the Hearts of All" June 1969, v. 64, no. 6, pp. 4-5