Arnquist House

Willow Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 201-270

House Details

Floor #: 2
Gender: Male
Capacity: 68
Room #s: 2201-2270
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Lofted, wood frame
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Double
Room Size: 14' 6" x 11' 6"
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: 8'0"

House History

ARNQUIST, Josephine (1888-1948) received an A.B. degree from the University of Washington in 1919. When she came to Iowa State in 1920 to take charge of the girl's club work there was no state club organization and the program was carried on in only a few counties. When she retired as state leader, there were over 15,000 girls taking part in the program. She was widely known in the state and was personally acquainted with thousands of parents, club leaders and 4-H girls. She helped conduct 4-H programs in no less than 10 states and also established girl's clubs in France. She established health contests and also the national contest for the best groomed 4-H girl. She was a 4-H club leader from 1920 to 1936 when she resigned to marry A.L. Bakke of the botany department. She was also secretary of the Y.W.C.A. from 1943 to 1947.