Celebrating 100 years of the ISU Campanile

History of the Campanile
History of the Bells
Glossary of terms
Inaugural Program
"Bells of Iowa State"
Images of the Campanile

Iowa State's Campanile

"Bells of Iowa State"

"Bells of Iowa State" The original bells, n.d.

Words and Music by Jim Wilson
English Department, 1928-1931

Green hills for thy throne, and for
crown a golden melody
Ringing in the hearts of all who bring
thee love and loyalty.

Dear Alma Mater, make our
spirits great,
True and valiant like the
Bells of Iowa State.

Enhanced are our lives by thy
wisdom and fidelity
Each inspiring moment here
implants enduring loyalty.

Dear Alma Mater, keep life’s
pathways straight,
Hearts allegiant to the
Bells of Iowa State.

(First prize, 1931 Chicago Alumni Song Contest)


History of the Campanile  |  History of the Bells   |  Glossary of Terms
Inaugural Program   |  "Bells of Iowa State"  |  Images of the Campanile  
Edgar W. & Margaret MacDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon (ISU Music Dept.) 
Special Collections Department (ISU Library)

Comments: archives@iastate.edu
Iowa State University Library, Ames, IA 50011
Revised: 14 March 2000.