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1000 Friends of Iowa: Citizens United for Responsible Land Use records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0612

Scope and Content

The collection (1992-2002) consists of newspaper clippings regarding land use in Iowa, often focusing on proposed development. Also includes records from the Rural-Urban Land Stewardship Project (RUSP). In addition, there is a folder of print outs from selected pages within the organization's web page.


  • 1992-2002

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.


1000 Friends of Iowa formed in the 1990s to educate Iowa's citizens and policy-makers about the benefits of sound land use. They promote state and local land use planning to protect farmland and natural areas and ensure livable communities to encourage orderly development that most efficiently uses tax dollars and infrastructure.

The mission of 1000 Friends of Iowa is to "educate the citizens about the long-term benefits of halting urban sprawl, conserving and protecting the agricultural and natural resources, and revitalizing urban neighborhoods while providing for the sustainable growth of cities and rural communities".

In addition to the Board of Directors, which includes Iowa State Representative Ed Fallon and citizen advocate LaVon Griffieon of Ankeny, Iowa, the group has an advisory council composed of prominent members of the Iowa community.

1000 Friends of Iowa is based in Des Moines, Iowa.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0612. 1000 Friends of Iowa: Citizens United for Responsible Land Use records, 1992-2002
January 11, 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