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Patrick John O’Connell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/91

Scope and Content

This collection (1956-1957, 1990) consists of photographic contact sheets and negatives taken during 1956 and 1957, as well as an itemized list of the photographs. The photographs include several images from the WOI-TV studio, including interviews done with people such as Ezra Taft Benson, President James Hilton, and coverage of Betty Lou McVay’s children’s show, "The Magic Window." There are several photographs of concerts including dance scenes and images of Louis Armstrong. The collection also contains images of athletic events, including the Iowa State versus Kansas basketball game in 1957, with photos of Kansas player Wilt Chamberlain and Iowa State's Gary Thompson. The collection includes many additional photographs of Iowa State including campus scenery and buildings, Greek houses, and VEISHEA events. Images of the Des Moines area and the Iowa capitol building can be found in the collection.


  • 1956-1957, 1990

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Patrick John O’Connell of Anthon, Iowa, graduated from Iowa State College (University) with a B.S. (1956) in Sciences and Humanities. At Iowa State, O’Connell was a member of the Camera Club, TV workshop, and radio station KMRI.


0.63 Linear Feet (3 half-document boxes)


The collection is organized in its original order.

Physical Location

The photographic negatives in boxes 2 and 3 are stored in the vault.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/91. Patrick John O’Connell papers, 1956-1957, 1990
January 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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