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MS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MS

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Corn Belt Power Cooperative records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0443
Scope and Content The collection (1948-2018) contains annual reports, newsletters, information booklets and a microfilm of various scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, announcements and photographs. The annual reports contain reports on the operations and financial statistics of the Cooperative for that year. The Watts Watt newsletters include news and announcements on maintenance and construction, facilities and lines, meetings, member cooperatives, employees and a...
Dates: 1948-2018

Cornelius Bodine papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0315
Scope and Content This collection contains the professional of Cornelius "Conny" Bodine Jr. The professional papers encompass Bodine's work with the Iowa Beef Processors (IBP), time as a city council member in Sioux City, IA, and as city manager of Sioux City and Newark, NJ. Materials from Bodine's work in local government includes research files, building and project proposals, budgets, and administrative and committee records. The IBP records contain economic research, beef...
Dates: 1958-1988, undated

Crop Science Society of America, Inc. records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029999285]
Identifier: MS-0455
Scope and Content

committee, and Board of Directors meeting minutes of the Crop Science Society of America. Also included is a proposal and related correspondence regarding a textbook on crop science for college-level instruction under the auspices of the CSSA.

Dates: 1969-1991

Cyrus Bussey Civil War reminiscences

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030010957]
Identifier: MS-0606
Scope and Content This collection consists of one thirty-six page document where Bussey details his exploits as an officer with the Iowa Cavalry. Bussey refers to himself in the third person in this laudatory discussion of his experience with the Army of the Southwest, including his encounters with Colonels Van Dorn, McCulloch, and McIntosh; Generals Osterhaus, Fremont, Steele, Sherman, and Grant; Major William C. Drake, Lt. Col. Frimble, Captain Thomas J. Taylor, Lt. A. H. Griswold and Union spy William...
Dates: circa 1864

Daniel A. Peterson reminiscence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030003887]
Identifier: MS-0518
Scope and Content This collection (1915) contains a copy of a typescript reminiscence written by Daniel A. Peterson recalling the events that transpired in his life and especially moments related to life as a pioneer in Iowa. He recalls his parents, his childhood in Sweden, and the move to the United States. He describes pioneer life in Iowa, going into some detail about breaking the prairie sod with a team of oxen and about other struggles faced by immigrant pioneers. He relates a story about a trip down the...
Dates: 1915

Daniel Rudolph manuscript ledgers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029553967]
Identifier: MS-0331
Scope and Content The collection contains two ledgers (1877-1895). The first volume records the large quantities of various grains he purchased and the prices paid for the grains. The second volume contain accounts of his farm stock along with male and female labor costs, for such tasks as haying, harvesting, corn husking, painting, cleaning, and carpentry. The second ledger also contains some accounts for the church and cemetery in Schoenersville, Pennsylvania. Also included are assorted loose documents...
Dates: 1874-1895

Darlene Hudek and Lucy Rittgers Agricultural Publications collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0374
Scope and Content

This collection (1868-1962, undated) contains publications, catalogs, reports and news clippings about various agricultural topics. The collection contains a wide variety of publications related to agriculture. Topics include farm machinery, implements and supplies; crops and gardens; livestock; Iowa State Fair; DeWitt (Iowa) Fair; and Iowa tourism, legislation and entertainment.

Dates: 1868-1962, undated

David E. Bartlett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0709

The collection documents David Bartlett's work on the beginnings of the College of Theriogenology, the development of artificial insemination, and his work for the American Breeders Service. Included are correspondence, histories, speeches, articles, publications and other materials.

Dates: 1940-2014

David Wood-Gush papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029999228]
Identifier: MS-0451
Scope and Content

This collection includes papers and correspondence of Wood-Gush about travelling to and participating in conferences, grant applications, and other administrative papers, all pertaining to the subject of animal welfare.

Dates: 1980-1989

Eileen Gail de Planque papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0337
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the professional papers of Eileen Gail de Planque from her work with organizations such as the Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Types of materials include meeting minutes, professional organization bylaws, professional correspondence, articles, presentations, invitations, agendas, notes, newsletters, photographs, and audiovisual materials.

Dates: 1964-2004

DeLyle Eastwood papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0705
Scope and Content

This collection contains Eastwood's research and reference files, other professional files, research notebooks, personal correspondence, scientific articles, and books.

Dates: 1960-2015

Des Moines Home Economics Association records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030011534]
Identifier: MS-0611
Scope and Content The collection (1961-1977) contains a president's notebook, yearbooks, and a scrapbook. The president's notebook contains activity reports and the annual reports of the president, treasurer, and other officers, The yearbooks include the club's constitution and information on officers, club meetings and members. The scrapbook mainly contains news clippings and articles about the association's activities, but also includes a yearbook from 1966-1967. A photocopy of the scrapbook is included in...
Dates: 1961-1977

Des Moines Metro Opera Guild. Ames Chapter records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029996281]
Identifier: MS-0398

The purpose of the Des Moines Metro Opera Guild is to improve the cultural climate for opera within the state of Iowa. The Ames Chapter is one of many chapters throughout the state. This collection contains minutes of chapter meetings and associated materials, newsletters, Council minutes, by-laws, and other documents.

Dates: 1990-1998

Descartes Pascal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0091
Scope and Content The collection (1890-1937, undated) includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and memorabilia related to Pascal's achievements in corn breeding, and corn breeding in Iowa generally. Also included are 180 glass plate negatives and two tintypes made by Pascal, documenting rural Iowa from the 1890s through the 1910s. Included are family portraits (interior and exterior), family groups, school children, men and women with guns, acrobats, tight rope walkers, several people...
Dates: 1890-1937, undated

Diaries of a Waukon, IA Resident

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030016970]
Identifier: MS-0693

The collection consists of 2 small diaries belonging to an unidentified resident who lived in Waukon, IA in the 1880's.

Dates: 1885-1886

Don Lytton Berry papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0033
Abstract Editor, publisher and politician, Don Lytton Berry (1880-1974) was born in Indianola, Iowa. Berry was involved in many Republican Party activities both in Iowa and nationally including as a delegate to the 1936 Republican Convention and Executive Secretary of the National Republican Farm Study Committee (1941). He also worked as an editor and farmer for several years before devoting more of his time to politics. This collection contains news clippings, correspondence, speeches, notes, and...
Dates: 1933-1960, undated

Donald R. Murphy Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0155
Scope and Content This collections contains the professional papers of Donald R. Murphy. Types of materials include correspondence, polls, articles, reports, and photographs. Correspondents include Wallaces' Farmer editorial staff and contributors, subscribers, cartoonists, and individuals in advertising and agribusiness. The original typed finding aid contains item level description for some folders or topics. To view the original finding aid, click on...
Dates: 1923-1976, undated

Dorothea McClelland papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0266
Scope and Content The collection is arranged by type of material: artwork, greeting cards, magazines, maps, microfilm, news clippings in Japanese and in English regarding Lafcadio Hearn and Japanese life and culture, photographs, postcards, research notebooks, stenographer's notebooks, and travel brochures. The majority of the collection is made up of Mrs. McClelland's research notebooks. Her research notes were kept in subject order in three ring binders. These materials have been left in their original...
Dates: 1890-1990; undated

Douglass Mutual Livestock Association records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029553942]
Identifier: MS-0333
Scope and Content

This collection (1880-1899) consists of a manuscript business ledger. The ledger contains the minutes of the Douglass Mutual Livestock Association.

Dates: 1880-1899

Dr. Ernest C. Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0127
Scope and Content This collection contains Dr. E.C. Brown’s professional records. The medical day books contain records of office visits and house calls to patients, including medication prescribed as well as fees charged. Brown occasionally documented events in his life. Brown also recorded payments for his services. He was either paid with money or in produce such as wood, eggs, and rabbits. Included with the day books is a notebook containing minutes recording the establishment of the Madrid Library...
Dates: 1893-1920

Duane E. Dewel papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029258419]
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Content The collection (1951-1974) contains correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings and promotional materials relating to proposals for the reapportionment of the Iowa General Assembly and with the group opposed to annual sessions of the State Legislature. The collection also contains booklets documenting Dewel's participation in Kiwanis International and the history and background of the Master Editor-Publisher Award of the Iowa Press Association. The collection does not contain material...
Dates: 1951-1974

Dubuque Environmental Coordinating Organization records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030012094]
Identifier: Ms-0627
Scope and Content

This collection consists of ECO newsletters, ephemera relating to other local environmental organizations, and a letter explaining why the newsletter was discontinued.

Dates: 1978-1982

Dwight Isely papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0119
Scope and Content This collection (1901-1982, undated) contains biographical information, laboratory notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished works, and interview tapes and transcripts. Records documenting Isely's personal life include Isely’s passport with several stamps from his trips to Panama and other countries in Latin and South America, correspondence to family members and friends, and biographical information which consists of news clippings, articles, dedications, nominations and...
Dates: 1901-1982, undated

Earl Jonathan Stout papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0172
Scope and Content The collection (1855-1977, undated) contains biographical information on Stout, Stout’s thesis material, research materials, folklore study and contributions, his writings and publications, other printed material, correspondence, and card files. The biographical material includes news clippings about Stout and notes regarding his family tree. Texts and publications in the collection include his college papers, articles by Stout, and articles on folklore by other authors. The writings section...
Dates: 1855-1977, undated

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0416
Scope and Content

This collection consists of membership applications, rosters, and ledgers of the EIVA from 1930 to 1977, notably records from spring and fall meetings from 1975 to 1977. Also included is correspondence within the EIVA from 1965 to 1966.

Dates: 1930-1977

Edith and Torsten Lagerstrom papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0372
Abstract Torsten and Edith Lagerstrom were Angus cattle breeders from Burt, Iowa, and pioneers in breeding record systems. Their system included methods of tracking breeding plans, breeding implementation, calving records, weaning records, and sire progeny. The collection (1831-1992, undated) contains both personal and business papers including biographical information, correspondence, daily diaries, financial data, memorabilia, cattle breeding data, financial records, publications and reference...
Dates: 1931-1992, undated

Edmund Groomes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0054
Scope and Content The collection (1938-1975, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, radio scripts, speeches, a film, printed materials, publications, and photographs. The collection includes materials related to Groomes' farming activities and his involvement in the Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Council for Better Education. Personal records documenting Groomes' nonprofessional activities and interests include a genealogy, photographs, correspondence, biographical...
Dates: 1938-1975, undated

Edna C. Mitchell papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029514761]
Identifier: MS-0297
Scope and Content This collection (1913-1993) contains biographical information, family genealogies, military records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and diplomas. The biographical information contains information about Edna C. Mitchell and her family, including family trees and a transcript of a 1977 interview with Edna about her life. Also included are Edna’s answers to a survey conducted on women engineers in the U.S. The military records and correspondence document...
Dates: 1913-1993

Edward E. Kennedy papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029999301]
Identifier: MS-0458
Scope and Content This collection (1932-1989, undated) contains the writings of Edward E. Kennedy, as well as congressional testimony, resolutions, articles, and an interview transcription. His writings include two papers: Cost-of-Production, S-570 and Identical House Bills (of which there are two copies) and The Cooperative Marketing Act. Neither of these papers is dated. The transcription of an in-depth interview of Kennedy by Jean Choate...
Dates: 1932-1989, undated

Edward L. Baker medical ledger

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029554155]
Identifier: MS-0326
Scope and Content

The collection (1903-1914) consists of Dr. Baker's medical ledger which lists names of patients, dates, brief descriptions of services rendered, and fees charged.

Dates: 1903-1914