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American Association of University Professors Iowa Conference records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0098

Scope and Content

The collection (1928-1979, undated) includes material from the Conference's inception in 1928 to 1979. No conference meetings were held during the war years of 1942-1943 although Chapters were active. A comprehensive historical background of the Iowa Conference may be found in the inventory on meetings, minutes, and correspondence, Boxes 4 and 5.

The appendix contains the names of those who were prominent in the organization of the Conference as well as in national American Association of University Professors and those outside whose contributions political or otherwise had been sought.


  • 1928-1979, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


On May 5, 1928, a meeting was called by the Grinnell Chapter of American Association of University Professors in connection with the annual meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science for the purpose of establishing a State Conference of American Association of University Professors Chapters. The suggestion first came from Dr. E.S. Allen, Iowa State College. It was voted to elect a chairman, secretary and three additional persons to constitute an executive committee who were instructed to arrange for a meeting the next year and to propose plans for a permanent state organization. Officers elected were Chairman E.S. Allen, Iowa State College; Secretary Henry S. Conrad, Grinnell College; and Committee H.M. Kelly, Cornell College; L.W. Smith, Drake; E.W. Bartow, State University of Iowa


4.62 Linear Feet (6 document boxes, 2 half-document boxes, 1 oversize box)


This Collection is organized into five series:

Series 1, Iowa Conferences, 1928-1979, undated

Series 2, National Conferences, 1955-1973

Series 3, Regional Conferences, 1954-1973

Series 4, State Conferences, 1953-1963

Series 5, Addendum, 1973-1976, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0098. American Association of University Professors Iowa Conference records, 1928-1979, 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