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MS. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MS

Found in 637 Collections and/or Records:

Edward M. Mezvinsky papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0274
Abstract Former Congressman Edward Mezvinsky was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1968, where he served from 1969-1971. Mezvinsky then served two terms (1973-1977) in the U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa’s first district. He was a member of the House Judiciary Committee which recommended the impeachment of President Nixon. President Carter appointed Mezvinsky as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1977, which he held until 1979. This collection...
Dates: 1937-2015, undated

Edward R. Baur papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0082
Scope and Content The collection (1950-1977, undated) includes conference materials, annual reports, programs, papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, and publications. The collection contains writings by Baur including his correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed materials, reports, and publications. Baur wrote about soil conservation, farm credit, Living History Farms Foundation, and conservation and livestock organizations in which he was involved. The collection...
Dates: 1950-1977, undated

Eklund Farm Supply Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Content

This collection (1944-1950) contains correspondence with vendors, invoices and sales receipts, advertisements, and financial records.

Dates: 1944-1950

Elizur Andrews business ledgers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029553959]
Identifier: MS-0332
Scope and Content

The collection (1864-1878) contains two ledgers. The first volume (1867-1878) contains detailed accounts of his farm organization, inventory, plantings, crop harvesting, and sales. The second volume (1864) (entitled Index Rerum of Agriculture by Elizur Andrews, Southington, Connecticut, March 5, 1864) contains agricultural recipes and citations from agricultural works.

Dates: 1864-1878

Ellis and Ellis, Inc. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0556
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, financial records, legal documents, tax files, and ledgers from Ellis and Ellis, Inc. The records document the company's investments in stocks and in properties including the Ellis Hotel in Waterloo, the Woolworth building in Charles City, and the Sherman Nursery Company (also called the Charles City Nursery Company). The 1949 dissolution of the company is well documented by the records. The collection also includes documents relating to the Melvin W....
Dates: 1913-1949, undated

Elmer L. Kreger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0120
Abstract Cooperative manager Elmer L. Kreger started the Farmers Elevator Service Company (FELCO ) in 1926, with the idea that if elevator companies would cooperate in purchasing farm supplies in large units, substantial savings could be gained for their customers. Eventually the cooperative handled a full line of farm supplies. FELCO later merged with the Nebraska Farmers Union State Exchange, becoming the Farmers Regional Cooperative. In 1970, the Farmers Regional Cooperative merged with Land O'...
Dates: 1906-1970, undated

Emerson Hough papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029567389]
Identifier: MS-0310
Abstract Emerson Hough was a writer and novelist born in 1857 to Joseph B. and Elizabeth Hough of Newton, Iowa. Before his success as a writer, Hough was a civil engineer and lawyer. He then wrote for various newspapers, eventually managing Forest and Stream's Chicago office. His writings included westerns, juvenile adventure novels, historical romances and outdoor sport and nature collections. This collection contains correspondence,...
Dates: 1891-1897

Entomological Society of America. North Central Branch records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0174
Abstract The North Central Branch was initially a separate organization known as the North Central States Entomologists (also called the North Central States Official Entomologists). The first meeting was in 1921. In 1945, the North Central States Entomologists joined the American Association of Economic Entomologists as the North Central States Branch. The American Association of Economic Entomologists merged with the Entomological Society of America in 1953, and the North Central States Branch...
Dates: 1913-2016, undated

Entomological Society of America records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0488
Abstract The Entomological Society of America was formed in 1889. In 1953, the Entomological Society of America joined with The American Association of Economic Entomologists, which had previously taken in the North Central States Entomologists. The objectives of the society are to disseminate original research and perspectives relating to entomology. This collection contains administrative records from the ESA including reports, minutes, correspondence, financial records, minutes and reports from...
Dates: 1889-1995, undated

Ephraim E. Waller papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0347
Scope and Content This collection (1981-1995) consists of biographical information, information regarding presentations given by Dr. Waller, and a publications file. The publications file contains articles by or about Dr. Waller, or about the Midwest Agricultural Chemical Association. Of special note is a column authored by Dr. Waller, "The Chemical Front," which appeared regularly in Custom Applicator. He also contributed book reviews to ...
Dates: 1981-1995

Essay on the Powers of Government

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029521915]
Identifier: MS-0240

The collection primarily contains a handwritten essay on the powers of the federal government (as opposed to the powers of the states) and an advertisement for a moveable binder. From the page numbers, it appears to contain several essays which may be earlier versions or parts of the main essay. The essay appears to have been written prior to the Civil War, though there are few clues as to its authorship or purpose.

Dates: circa 1849

Esther E. Allen G.A.R. muster certificate

 Collection — Map-case C406 D03
Identifier: MS-0671
Scope and Content

This collection contains an 1880 certificate naming Mrs. Esther E. Allen as an honorary comrade of the Joe Hooker Post, no. 21, G.A.R. Department of Iowa.

Dates: 1880

Eugene Lukacs papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0282
Abstract Engineer and statistician Eugene Lukacs was born (1906) in Hungary, and he grew up in Vienna, Austria. Lukacs worked as a secondary school teacher and actuary in Vienna through most of the 1930s. Being of Jewish ancestry, he left for the United States in 1939. Lukacs worked for most of his career at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. (1955-1972). His interests included the theory of characteristic functions, characterization of distributions, robustness (stability) of...
Dates: 1899-1987, undated

Evelyn J. Weber papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029528480]
Identifier: MS-0273
Scope and Content This collection (1928-1994, undated) contains reminiscences, a newspaper clipping, photographs, and journal article reprints. The reminiscence, written by Dr. Weber in 1943, details her childhood and includes 11 photographs of her home, family, and friends. The newspaper clipping (photocopy) notes a tea held by Sigma Delta Epsilon (graduate women’s science fraternity) and includes a photograph of Dr. Weber. Other photographs (4) of Dr. Weber are also included in...
Dates: 1928-1994, undated

Evolution/Creation collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0181
Scope and Content The collection (1923-1996, undated) contains copies of articles, correspondence, speeches, debates, court cases, presentations, and publications relating to the evolution/creation debate and its role in public education. The bulk of the collection consists of articles, news clippings and other publications. Also included are a variety of recorded debates, both on audio and video cassettes. Publications are both from organizations and associations as well as individuals. The collection...
Dates: 1908-1996, undated

Fairbanks, Morse and Company and United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Contract Negotiations collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Content This collection (1941-1946) contains stenographic or verbatim transcripts of contract negotiations between Fairbanks, Morse and Company and the Local 922 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America held in Three Rivers, Michigan. Also included is a verbatim report of the hearing before the War Labor Board (Region XI) between the two parties. The material in this collection was gathered by Iowa State University Emeritus Professor Harold Davey, who was...
Dates: 1941-1946

Fairfield (Iowa) Bird Club records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029994963]
Identifier: MS-0386
Abstract The Fairfield (Iowa) Bird Club was organized on March 2, 1933. The first meeting was held at the Fairfield Public Library. Meetings were on a monthly basis, and consisted of informational presentations and discussions about birds, with refreshments served after the presentations. The Club ceased to exist in the mid-1950s. The collection contains calendars, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, news clippings, notes, programs, reports, wildlife poster stamp album and stamps, and...
Dates: 1931-1954, undated

Fann Harding papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0320
Scope and Content This collection (1912-1997) contains a vita, correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and newsletters. These papers document Harding’s career at the National Institutes of Health, as well as her efforts on behalf of Self-Help for Equal Rights (SHER). Of particular interest is the correspondence and memoranda that Harding used to prove the NIH guilty of sex discrimination against her. There are also files and clippings pertaining to related...
Dates: 1912-1997

Farm Aid Ephemera collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029995150]
Identifier: MS-0394
Scope and Content

This collection (1987-2007) includes requests for donations, a program for the Farm Aid VII concert held in New Orleans, Louisiana, news clippings, ephemera objects received for donations, and copies of Farm Aid's newsletter, Farm Aid Update. The collection also contains a media packet and news clippings from Farm Aid VI which took place in Ames, Iowa.

Dates: 1987-2007

Farm Crisis Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0482
Scope and Content The collection (1979-2011, undated) contains papers from the Farm Crisis Committee as well as many other organizations that assisted in the common goal of drafting a new farm bill. There are Committee newsletters, meeting minutes, radio speeches, and correspondence to and from members of Congress and President Reagan. Papers from other groups include bankruptcy issues and Farmer’s Home Administration (FmHA) lawsuits from the Family Farm Defense Fund; articles and general information about...
Dates: 1979-2011, undated

Farm Land Preservation Association, Inc. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0108
Scope and Content The collection (1975-1979, undated) contains articles of incorporation, correspondence, court proceedings, environmental impact statements, a route location study done by the Iowa State Highway Commission, and news clippings. The collection documents the actions of the Farm Land Preservation Association, Inc. to prevent the construction of the highway by working with other organizations, communicating with legislators, and litigation. The collection also includes information on the state's...
Dates: 1975-1979, undated

Farmers and Ranchers Midwest Political Action Committee records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029517236]
Identifier: MS-0192
Abstract The Farmers and Ranchers Midwest Political Action Committee (Farm Pac), a bi-partisan farmers' political action committee, was formed in 1978. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the organization was dedicated to serving farmers across the Midwest and supported free enterprise, the market system, elimination of monopolistic practices of labor and business, limiting the role of government, and strengthening the family farm. Its primary activity was to raise money for candidates the organization...
Dates: 1978-1980, undated

Farmer's Cooperative Shipping Association (Renwick, Iowa) records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030011609]
Identifier: MS-0616
Scope and Content

This collection consists of a minutes book that spans from the date of organization until 1958. It contains details about the election of officers and reports on each annual meeting, as well as other organizational business.

Dates: 1919-1958

Farmers' Holiday Movement collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030000396]
Identifier: MS-0461
Scope and Content The collection (1932-1934, undated) consists of photocopied files obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Freedom of Information Act and includes correspondence, news clippings, and FBI reports. The documents were created or collected by the U.S. Bureau of Investigation (now the Federal Bureau of Investigation) in connection with their monitoring of the Farmers' Holiday movement in general and, in particular, the farmers' strike and picketing in Iowa, Nebraska, and...
Dates: 1932-1934, undated

Farmers’ Transmission Line Lawsuits collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0089
Scope and Content This collection (1969-1979, undated) contains documents relating to Commission hearings and court action, correspondence, lawyers notes regarding the construction of the power lines, and information about exhibits used in the court case. The collection contains information about several exhibits in the case such as: proposed routes of Iowa Power and Light Company, franchise, objectors lists, maps, request for right of eminent domain with accompanying maps of location of farms in Boone...
Dates: 1969-1979, undated

Faye Cashatt Lewis papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 327920295219803]
Identifier: MS-0242
Scope and Content

This manuscript (1972) for Nothing to Make a Shadow (published in 1972) was donated to the Department by the Iowa State University Press. Consisting of 20 chapters, the edited typescript pages detail the 1909 homesteading story of the Cashatt family in Tripp County, South Dakota.

The published version of Nothing to Make a Shadow is available in the Library under call number F656 L4.

Dates: 1972

Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Inc. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0209
Scope and Content This collection (1915-2010) contains records related to the activities, administration, and history of the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, Inc. The administrative records include meeting minutes, committee and officer reports, and annual reports. The collection also contains official publications and newsletters published by the organization. Records of the activities sponsored by the organization are also contained in this collection. Materials regarding the annual...
Dates: 1915-2010

Fleeta Brownell Woodroffe papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0406
Scope and Content This collection (1940-1990, undated) contains biographical information, photographs, and copies of garden articles written by Fleeta B. Woodroffe from her time as a columnist for the Des Moines Register and writer for Better Homes and Gardens. The articles consist of photocopies of over 40 years of published materials, mostly “Your Garden” and “Gardens” columns that originally appeared in the Des...
Dates: 1940-1990, undated

Floyd Bean papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0055
Scope and Content This collection contains arrangements and musical compositions by Bean, correspondence, photographs, radio scripts, recordings, reviews, advertisements, commercial music and a scrapbook. The published materials about other jazz musicians are mainly articles about musicians associated with Bean (George Brunis played trumpet and trombone with Bean; Jess Stacy led a band Bean played for in the 1950s; Bix Beiderbecke sat in with Bean in 1923; "Truck" Parham played bass with Bean, 1950-1952; Joe...
Dates: 1918-1974