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Farmers’ Transmission Line Lawsuits collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0089

Scope and Content

This collection (1969-1979, undated) contains documents relating to Commission hearings and court action, correspondence, lawyers notes regarding the construction of the power lines, and information about exhibits used in the court case. The collection contains information about several exhibits in the case such as: proposed routes of Iowa Power and Light Company, franchise, objectors lists, maps, request for right of eminent domain with accompanying maps of location of farms in Boone County, cost estimating design data 345 KV line relocation between Callendar and Urbandale, unified soil classification system, description of proposed line route, and description of property to be condemned. This collection also includes testimonies given by individuals and group organizations such as Glenn Walkup, Norman Armstrong, Carl Schnoor, and Stefan Trausch.


  • Creation: 1969-1979, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Farmers in Boone County began to protest the construction of high-voltage transmission lines by Iowa Power and Light Company in 1972. Hearings before the Iowa Commerce Commission and suits entered in Iowa courts represented the efforts of these farmers to prevent the construction of the power lines along a route that the farmers felt would hinder their farming efforts.


1.47 Linear Feet (3 document boxes, 1 half-document box, 1 map case folder, and 1 tube)


This collection is listed chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0089. Farmers’ Transmission Line Lawsuits collection, 1969-1979, 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
(515) 294-6672