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Iowa Farm Safety Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0319

Scope and Content

The collection (1983-2013) includes annual records, the IFSC's newsletter The Council’s Chronicle, a camera ready copy of Iowa Farm Safety in the 20th Century: A History of Contributions by Rural Safety Volunteers, edited by Herb Plambeck (call no. S565 I66 1983), and calendars illustrated with artwork created by Iowa school children participating in the IFSC fire prevention poster competition. The book was published by the Iowa Farm Safety Council in commemoration of the IFSC’s 40th anniversary in 1983. The annual records comprise the bulk of the collection and include correspondence, meeting minutes (business, board and annual meetings), annual reports, treasurer's reports, newsletters, lists of officers, and annual meeting programs.


  • 1951-2013


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Iowa Farm Safety Council (IFSC) was founded in 1943 as the Iowa Farm Safety Committee by a group of thirteen individuals from media, government, industry, and education. Heading the Committee were: Kirk Fox, Editor of Successful Farming; J. S. Russell, Farm Editor of the Des Moines Register; Byron Lodwick of the Farmer’s Home Administration; and L. G. Keeney, President, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Companies. The purpose of the organization was to find ways to reduce the number of accidents on Iowa farms. In 1959 the group was incorporated, and the name was changed to Iowa Farm Safety Council. According to its mission statement, the Iowa Farm Safety Council endeavors "to be a recognized and respected agricultural safety and health organization dedicated to the prevention of accidents and illnesses, the promotion of activities, provide opportunities for networking and to engage in or support education and research activities."


3.65 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 2 record cartons, 1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0319. Iowa Farm Safety Council records, 1951-2013
December 12, 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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