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Howard Healy Steam Traction Engines collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0442

Scope and Content

This collection (1889-1988) contains steam traction engine catalogs, publications, booklets, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, magazines, postcards, and photographs. The majority of the collection consists of machinery catalogs created by manufacturers such as A. D. Baker, J. I. Case, Reeves, Rumely and Gaar-Scott. The collection also contains a number of newsletters and booklets produced by clubs and associations such as the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers, the National Threshers Association, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and the Wisconsin Steam Antique Engine Club. Owners' manuals and user manuals are not included in the collection.


  • 1889-1988

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.


Howard A. Healy, a steam engine enthusiast and resident of Muscatine, Iowa, assembled this collection of steam traction engine material.


2.6 Linear Feet (2 records center cartons)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

MS-0232. Agricultural Machinery Product Literature collection, 1881-1966, undated RS 21/7/227. Lawrence H. Skromme agricultural machinery literature collection, 1838-1999 MS-0672. Massey Ferguson collection, 1949-2008, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0442. Howard Healy Steam Traction Engines collection, 1889-1988
January 24, 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