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Iowa Taxpayers Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0125

Scope and Content

The collection (1937-1976) contains minutes, bylaws, correspondence, reports, newsletters, subject files, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on topics important to the association. The correspondence includes communications from prominent members in the U.S. Congress and people in Iowa businesses and professions. Business records from the ITA, such as minutes and reports, are also included in the correspondence files. Correspondents include:

Ray Edwards, Executive Secretary of ITA

Walter W. Goeppinger

Joseph P. Lawlor, General Filter, Ames

Frederic Leopold, Naturalist

Lyle E. Mercer, Aluminum Company of America

William Gordon Murray

Arthur N. Neu, Lawyer and Lieutenant Governor

William J. Petersen, State Historical Society of Iowa

E.H. Pollard, Lawyer

Curtis G. Riehm, Lawyer


  • 1937-1976, undated


Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Iowa Taxpayers Association began its active existence on October 1, 1935 when offices were opened in the Iowa National Bank Building in Des Moines, Iowa. In an article from The Iowa Taxpayer (July 6, 1936), the organization stated that its goal was to make the "necessary facts available and figuring for real taxpayer control, we propose to assist and encourage the organization of local taxpayers associations in each county." The Iowa Taxpayers Association currently works towards creating a fair tax environment for businesses within the state, representing and supporting business taxpayers in Iowa through research, education and issue advocacy.


13.62 Linear Feet (11 document boxes and 6 oversized boxes)

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The collection is organized in four series:

Series 1, Correspondence, 1953-1975

Series 2, Administrative Records and Subject Files, 1945-1963, undated

Series 3, Newsletters, 1936-1976

Series 4, Scrapbooks, 1937-1943

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0125. Iowa Taxpayers Association records, 1937-1976, undated
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672