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Henry M. Holmes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/262

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials Holmes acquired as a freshman in engineering at Iowa State in 1941. Included in the collection are papers from his English and engineering classes, freshman orientation programs and guides, a touch football manual, a wrestling guide written by Iowa State wrestling coach Hugo Otopalik, a student conduct guide, and a fraternity promotional booklet from the Greek system.


  • 1938-1942

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Henry M. Holmes was born on June 1, 1921, in Clinton, Iowa, to Robert and Ruth (Morehouse) Holmes. He enrolled at Iowa State College (University) in the fall of 1941 and studied engineering. His education was interrupted by World War II during which he served in the United States Navy from 1942 through 1945. He married Madalynne Leslie on August 10, 1942. After the war, Holmes was hired by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a switchman-foreman, a position he held until his retirement in 1981. Holmes died on April 29, 2014, in Camanche, Iowa.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 map case folder)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/262. Henry M. Holmes papers, 1938-1942
January 22, 2019
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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