Iowa City, Iowa, is the county seat (population 27,000 in 1955; 62,000 in 2000) of Johnson County and the home of the University of Iowa, which has attracted many Mennonite students, partly because of its proximity to the large Mennonite settlement southwest of the city. By the 1950s nine members of the faculty of Goshen College, five of Hesston College, and three of Bethel College had received degrees from the University of Iowa. In the 1951-52 school year Mennonite students in Iowa City organized a fellowship which remained active. In 1953 a I-W unit of conscientious objectors was established at the University of Iowa hospital. The Iowa City Mennonite Gospel Mission had a membership of approximately 100 in the 1950s, comprising largely the Mennonites who have moved to the city. Mennonites of the county regularly patronized the stores of Iowa City.
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Gingerich, Melvin. "Iowa City (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 23 Apr 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iowa_City_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=88255.
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