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MS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MS

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

520 First Association records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030003127]
Identifier: MS-0504
Scope and Content This collection (1973-1975, undated) includes correspondence, news articles, memorandums, meeting agendas and a slideshow script. Most of the correspondence is between members of the 520 First Association and members of the Iowa State Highway Commission, the governor (Robert D. Ray), and with each other about their campaign to commence building of Highway 520 in Iowa. A letter written to Iowa State Highway Commission by Donald B. Grau, president of the 520 First Association includes...
Dates: 1973-1975, undated

1000 Friends of Iowa: Citizens United for Responsible Land Use records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030011542]
Identifier: MS-0612
Scope and Content

The collection (1992-2002) consists of newspaper clippings regarding land use in Iowa, often focusing on proposed development. Also includes records from the Rural-Urban Land Stewardship Project (RUSP). In addition, there is a folder of print outs from selected pages within the organization's web page.

Dates: 1992-2002

Adams Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0010
Scope and Content The Adams Family Papers (1618-2008, undated) contains correspondence, writings, diaries, newspaper clippings, the family bible and biographical materials. The biographical materials include newspaper clippings, journals, and diaries of the family members. The first section features the correspondence of Reverend Samuel Newbury, Mary Sergeant Newbury, Thomas J. Newbury, Mary Newbury Adams, and Austin Adams. The letters of Mary Newbury Adams feature her experiences at...
Dates: 1618-2008, undated

Aden Family photographs and postcards

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030011229]
Identifier: MS-0609
Scope and Content

This collection (1914-1920) contains two photograph albums and a series of 665 photographs and photographic postcards in a variety of sizes. The subjects include images of the Aden family and friends, their farm, including houses, yards, and outbuildings, livestock and pets, barns, the haying and threshing of crops, farm equipment and machinery, as well as soldiers in World War I France, Iowa towns, traveling by buggy and automobiles, and trips to the American West.

Dates: 1914-1920

Adrian L. Bowers papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029263518]
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Content

The collection (1933-1936, undated) contains radio talks given by Bowers, taped oral history interviews, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of Bowers with a farmer. The oral history interview transcript contains remarks related to the Farmer’s Holiday Movement, among other matters.

Dates: 1933-1936, undated

Agribusiness Accountability Project records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Content The collection (1954-1976, undated) contains articles, biographical information, correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, news releases, publications, reports, printed materials, research files, speeches, statements, book manuscripts, and responses to the first publication (Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times). The responses include editorials, articles and letters. The collection documents the work of the project in revealing...
Dates: 1954-1976, undated

Agricultural Machinery Product Literature collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Content

This collection is made up of product literature for agricultural machinery and implements. Some is instructional in nature, i.e., guidelines for erecting a windmill. Other items were designed to promote sales. Few of these items are dated, but most appear to be from the 1930s and 1940s. These files are arranged in general categories, alphabetically by the name of the product. An index of company and manufacturer names is included at the end of this finding aid.

Dates: 1881-1966, undated

Agricultural Policy Working Group records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030003119]
Identifier: MS-0503
Scope and Content This collection (1987-1988) contains papers, reports, an article and news releases. The papers and reports by the Agricultural Policy Working Group address issues concerning farming in 1987 and 1988, such as budget reductions and decoupling (decoupling would separate the amount of farm payments from production quantities). Also included in this collection are two news releases about the projected budget changes and the decoupling proposal, a cover letter outlining the changes that would be...
Dates: 1987-1988

Agricultural Property Rights Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0415
Scope and Content

This collection (1972-1981, undated) includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, news clippings, and U.S. Department of the Interior reports and maps. The collection documents the organization's efforts for close to a decade.

Dates: 1972-1981, undated

Agricultural Publications Files of the Progressive Farmer collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0219

Agricultural Publications files were collected by Jay Wangsward of "Progressive Farmer". The collection consists of circulation records, advertising rate cards, and publisher's statements of publications that were competitors of "Progressive Farmer" magazine in the mid-1900s.

Dates: 1919-1991, undated

Albert Parks Butts papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029517079]
Identifier: MS-0185
Scope and Content This collection (1973, undated) contains several manuscripts (many in draft form), most of them written by Albert Butts himself. The manuscripts recount tales of his childhood and adult years. In Iowa’s Golden Age: The Passing of an Era, Butts includes memories of people and events during Butts’ long career as an interurban conductor for the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern railroad. West Bound: I Leave Home...
Dates: 1973, undated

Albin Clothing Store records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0433
Scope and Content

The collection contains bills, receipts, and orders for a retail clothing store in West Branch, IA, in the late 19th century.

Dates: 1883-1898, undated

Alden J. Erskine papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0085
Scope and Content The collection (1923-1977, undated) contains correspondence, reports, financial records, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, subject files, copies of bills, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection documents Erskine's involvement with the Izaak Walton League of America and his legislative career. Correspondents include Jay N. "Ding" Darling, Ira Gabrielson, Jack Horn, Harold E. Hughes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Carroll Lane, Frank H. Mendell, Sigurd F. Olson, Robert D. Ray, and...
Dates: 1923-1977, undated

Alexander Lippisch papers

Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Content The Alexander Lippisch Papers (1897-1993, undated) contain biographical material, correspondence, scientific research files, materials relating to patents, publications, photographs, and films. In addition to a rich array of material relating to Lippisch's work in aeronautical engineering, the collection also includes biographical material about Lippisch and publications and photographs related to general aviation history. Scientific research files document Lippisch's...
Dates: 1897-1993, undated

Alexander Woollcott letter

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029523168]
Identifier: MS-0248

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott became famous in American literary and drama circles as an author, critic, and actor. Woollcott worked for several influential New York magazines and newspapers as well as radio. Woollcott wrote several novels and portrayed himself in Kaufman and Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" (1940), a play based on Woollcott himself. The collection contains a single letter to a "little struggler" regarding work doing book reviews.

Dates: undated

Allene Rosalind Jeanes papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029992561]
Identifier: MS-0335
Scope and Content This collection (1948-1995, undated) contains publications, bibliographies, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a list of publications. These records document a portion of Jeane’s career as a carbohydrate researcher. Included are eighteen articles, as well as bibliographies and reminiscences concerning the Dextran program. The bibliographies are extensive and provide coverage of Dextran research literature. The remainder of the collection contains biographical...
Dates: 1948-1995, undated

Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0618
Scope and Content

This collection (1978-[ongoing]) consists primarily of extensive planning documents for meetings and conferences and papers and drafts from the Alliance's numerous special projects. In addition, there are AHLP membership directories.

Also included are minutes from the Board of Directors' meetings, as well as records of incorporation, by-laws, and tax-exempt status.

Dates: 1978-2015

Almanac collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0233
Scope and Content

This collection (1878-1962) consists of almanacs published by a variety of establishments. They include farmer's almanacs, herbalist's almanacs, and household almanacs.

Dates: 1878-1962

Althea R. Sherman collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030000404]
Identifier: MS-0462
Scope and Content The collection (1913-1952, undated) primarily contains reprints of published articles written by Althea Sherman. The articles present Sherman's studies on the house wren, sparrow hawk, hummingbirds, bird conservation, and other topics of related interest. Also included is an article by Margaret Morse Nice reflecting on correspondence between Sherman and herself and a copy of Iowa Bird Life (June 1943) containing a thorough biography of Sherman written by Mrs....
Dates: 1913-1952, undated

American Academy on Veterinary Disaster Medicine, Inc. records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030016673]
Identifier: MS-0679
Scope and Content

This collection (1983-2004) contains copies of the constitution and bylaws, correspondence and meeting minutes, newsletters, a membership directory, and a short history of the AAVDM.

Dates: 1983-2004

American Agricultural Marketing Association Broiler Program records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030010890]
Identifier: MS-0601
Scope and Content

This collection (1964-1976, undated) includes correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, publications, and other resource material. The collection documents the work of the Broiler Program and contains information about membership, programs, and the poultry industry.

Dates: 1964-1976, undated

American Agriculture Movement records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030000412]
Identifier: MS-0463

Organization formed in 1977 in response to Congressional legislation entailing four years of farm prices below the cost of production. In many states, farmers organized protests, strikes, pickets, boycotts, and marches on state capitols and on Washington, D.C. (1977-1979). Collection includes a historical calendar, newsletters, press releases, correspondence, and news clippings.

Dates: 1978-2011, undated

American Association of Avian Pathologists records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0430
Scope and Content The collection (1924-2009) documents the organization of the Association of Avian Pathologists, the history of avian medicine with a focus on poultry medicine, and the contributions of prominent researchers and practitioners to that field. Materials collected reflect the formation of the Association, including correspondence between many charter members. Correspondence between Dr. J. Franklin Witter, first chairman of the AAAP History Committee, and his committee members document historical...
Dates: 1924-2009

American Association of Equine Practitioners records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029998725]
Identifier: MS-0435
Scope and Content

This collection (1979-1992, undated) consists of guides and programs dating from 1979-1992. It contains details about the duties of equine practitioners, procedures, and information from monthly and annual reviews of the group’s activities and meetings.

Dates: 1979-1992, undated

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Education and Technology Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0263
Abstract The American Home Economics Association (AHEA) was founded in 1909 and changed its name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in 1994. The AAFCS is a professional society for Family and Consumer Sciences professionals. The Education and Technology Division (formerly the Teacher Education Section) focused on professional educators in secondary education, higher education and community settings interested in curriculum development, instructional methodology and...
Dates: 1951-1993, undated

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Professional Marketing and Public Relations Committee records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030012722]
Identifier: MS-0644
Scope and Content

This collection consists of marketing handbooks from various state home economics/human sciences associations and universities, home economics handbooks, display signs, and the AHEA newsletter. These materials were part of the committee's collection of resource materials for marketing home economics.

Dates: 1986-1992, undated

American Association of Industrial Veterinarians records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0547
Scope and Content

This collection (1955-1988, undated) consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, programs, and annual meeting information. Among the topics covered are the health and nutrition of animals, the association’s relationships to the livestock and poultry enterprises, and drug and chemical firms. Correspondence pertaining to the board members, members, and general inquiries are also found in the collection.

Dates: 1955-1988, undated

American Association of University Professors Iowa Conference records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0098
Scope and Content The collection (1928-1979, undated) includes material from the Conference's inception in 1928 to 1979. No conference meetings were held during the war years of 1942-1943 although Chapters were active. A comprehensive historical background of the Iowa Conference may be found in the inventory on meetings, minutes, and correspondence, Boxes 4 and 5.The appendix contains the names of those who were prominent in the organization of the Conference as well as in national American...
Dates: 1928-1979, undated

American Association of University Women. Ames Chapter. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0340
Abstract The Ames chapter of the American Association of University Women was founded on January 30, 1918 to unify university women in the community and educate women and girls on issues that affected their everyday lives. Among their various accomplishments, the Ames branch created several study groups which met to research issues of importance and also developed the Memorial Fellowship Fund which receives donations on behalf of deceased Ames branch members. This collection contains materials and...
Dates: 1918-1992, undated

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0487
Scope and Content This collection (1957-1997) includes annual reports, committee reports, constitution and bylaws, correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, materials from symposia and conferences, meeting minutes, membership directories, newsletters, and publications. It contains correspondence and other materials from Arthur Bickford, Alicia V. Brown, Bruce W. Calnek, Robert J. Eckroade, C. F. Hall, Birch McMurray, Craig Riddell, A. S. Rosenwald, Richard L. Witter, Willis E. Lyle, and Lawrence G....
Dates: 1957-1997