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Izaak Walton League of America. Iowa Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0036

Scope and Content

This collection contains (1922-1973, undated) correspondence, histories, legislative information, membership information, minutes, national and state project reports, news releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed material, other reports, resolutions, and speeches. These materials document the wide-ranging administrative and programmatic activities of the Iowa Division. Included is documentation relating to Ding Darling (conservationist and cartoonist), and writings on the history of local chapters and the Iowa Division (Box 14). The collection also contains material related to the national Izaak Walton League such as correspondence, newsletters, directories, national convention materials, and board minutes and reports.


  • 1922-1973, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922, and is one of the nation's oldest and most respected conservation organizations. The League has nearly 270 local chapters and its mission is to "conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization." Several Iowa chapters were formed immediately in Waterloo, Des Moines, Osage, and Riceville. The Izaak Walton League Iowa Division was formed in 1923 and coordinates the local chapters and programming. Programming typically focuses on conservation initiatives and activities related to streams, wetlands, clean air, outdoor ethics and sustainability.


9.66 Linear Feet (23 document boxes)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0036. Izaak Walton League of America. Iowa Division records, 1922-1973, 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
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