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Alden J. Erskine papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0085
Scope and Content The collection (1923-1977, undated) contains correspondence, reports, financial records, minutes, newspaper clippings, photographs, subject files, copies of bills, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection documents Erskine's involvement with the Izaak Walton League of America and his legislative career. Correspondents include Jay N. "Ding" Darling, Ira Gabrielson, Jack Horn, Harold E. Hughes, Hubert H. Humphrey, Carroll Lane, Frank H. Mendell, Sigurd F. Olson, Robert D. Ray, and...
Dates: 1923-1977, undated

Arthur C. Hanson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/64
Abstract Arthur C. Hanson (1891-1966) was a livestock farmer and former member of the Iowa State House of Representatives. He was an active member of the Inwood (Iowa) community serving on the Inwood school board, the Lyon County Board of Supervisors, and the local farm bureau chapter. This collection contains biographical information and correspondence relating to Hanson's legislative career. The bulk of the letters are from Lyon County constituents expressing their positions on various House bills,...
Dates: 1917-1966

Charles E. Whiting papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 1/3/53
Abstract Charles E. Whiting was a well-respected farmer and politician from Monona County, Iowa. He was the Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa in 1885 and was elected state senator in 1883. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Iowa State College during its early years. This collection includes correspondence about his campaign for governor and his expansive farm, speeches he wrote for his campaigns, deeds, and legal documents regarding the various land acquisitions that he made....
Dates: 1847-1915, undated

Duane E. Dewel papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Content The collection (1951-1974) contains correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings and promotional materials relating to proposals for the reapportionment of the Iowa General Assembly and with the group opposed to annual sessions of the State Legislature. The collection also contains booklets documenting Dewel's participation in Kiwanis International and the history and background of the Master Editor-Publisher Award of the Iowa Press Association. The collection does not contain material...
Dates: 1951-1974

Eugene Hill papers

Identifier: RS 21/7/70
Scope and Contents

This collection (1957-1978, undated) documents the history of Senator Hill's service in the Iowa State Senate. It contains clippings, correspondence, Minutes of the Legislative Council, publications, committee and subcommittee reports, and subject files.

Dates: 1957-1978, undated

Francis L. Messerly papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0143
Scope and Content The collection (1967-1984, undated) contains correspondence, publications, reports, articles, news clippings, speeches and biographical information. Except for the biographical information, the collection consists of documents from his service as a Representative and Senator in the Iowa General Assembly. The majority of the collection contains records related to Iowa universities (the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa), including the years of campus...
Dates: 1967-1984, undated

Fred B. Hanson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/40
Scope and Content The collection (1961-1970) contains press releases, letters to the editors of country papers and letters to constituents regarding his position on important legislative matters, such as school transportation and taxation. The papers also contains legislative newsletter, which were written by Hanson weekly during his four terms in office. In addition, the collection includes a speech Hanson gave to the United Methodist Church in Osage, Iowa entitled "What Does Modern Civilization Owe to...
Dates: 1961-1970

George Rae papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0002
Scope and Content The George Rae papers include letters about Rae from individuals who served as character references for him, letters from Rae’s relatives in Scotland, and many family records. The collection also includes tax records, receipts, obituaries and two diaries. The correspondence contains farewell letters Rae received when he departed from Kettle Bridge, Scotland, in 1861. He received many letters of recommendation from his peers such as John Angus from King’s Kettle Young Men’s Mutual...
Dates: 1861-1907

James A. “Tama” Wilson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/1/11
Scope and Content The collection (1887-1986) contains biographical material, letter press books of private correspondence, addresses, articles, transcripts and tapes of interviews with people who knew Tama Jim, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and genealogical material. Correspondence includes letters of recommendation, letters regarding appointments, and letters containing Wilson's opinions regarding professional matters. The letters span Tama Jim's sixteen years as secretary of agriculture. Private...
Dates: 1887-1986

John E. Camp papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0022
Scope and Content

The collection (1970-1988) contains biographical information and correspondence. The correspondence is primarily letters written to Camp by his constituents with copies of his replies.

Dates: 1970-1988

Keith A. McNurlen papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0028
Scope and Content The collection (1957-1973, undated) contains correspondence, speeches, notes, photographs, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, and clippings. The correspondence focuses on McNurlen's conservation work and correspondents include Iowa Governors Harold Hughes and Robert Ray, and U.S. elected officials James Eastland, William Proxmire and Neal Smith. The remainder of the collection consists of printed materials that relate to conservation and the Izaak Walton League, including news clippings...
Dates: 1957-1973, undated

Kenneth J. Benda papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/75
Scope and Content This collection (1930-2007, undated) contains biographical information, photographs, a scrapbook, professional correspondence, and files related to his legislative activities. The files related to his service as an Iowa Senator include information on legislative issues, much of which consists of correspondence, bills, articles, and legislation introduced by Benda. Committee materials for the Agriculture Rural Committee, Banking Laws Study Committee, Government Fiscal Policy Committee, and...
Dates: 1930-2007, undated

LeRoy Getting papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/115

LeRoy Getting was an Iowa politician and farm leader. He served as a State Senator (1959-1963) in the Iowa General Assembly and as Director (1946-1958) of the Iowa Farm Bureau. This collection documents Getting’s work in Republican Party politics, farm policy, and international trade. Files related to two agricultural trade missions to Europe are included in this collection.

Dates: 1947-1965

Leroy S. Miller papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0009
Scope and Content Although he was elected to the State House in 1962, the Leroy S. Miller papers include very little material relating to his first two-year term. The bulk of his papers, however, include correspondence, research material, newspaper clippings, and weekly news releases concerning Miller's last six years in the legislature. The correspondence arranged topically rather than chronologically, serves as a source for Representative Miller's views on the issues. In part, the research materials are...
Dates: 1959-1970, undated

Luvern W. Kehe papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0043
Scope and Content

The collection (1964-1972, undated) contains correspondence, statements, minutes, and printed materials. The materials deal with Kehe's service on the Iowa House Environmental Preservation Committee and the Standing [Joint House-Senate] Committee on Environmental Preservation.

Dates: 1964-1972, undated

Ralph F. McCartney papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0418
Abstract Ralph Farnham McCartney represented Floyd County in the Iowa House of Representatives during the 62nd and 63rd General Assemblies (1967-1970) and served as House Majority Leader during his second term. He subsequently served as a member (1970-1972) of the Iowa Board of Regents prior to serving in the Iowa Senate during the 65th General Assembly (1973-1974). In 1978 he was appointed District Court Judge (1978-1992) and served as chief judge for the Second Judicial District of Iowa...
Dates: 1967-2009, undated

Raymond C. Fisher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0038
Scope and Content

This collection (1969-1974) contains legislative committee reports, minutes, correspondence, biographical information, and informational files documenting Fisher’s career.

Dates: 1969-1974

Scott L. George papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0041
Scope and Content

The collection (1960-1967, undated) primarily contains correspondence with his constituents (arranged in subject files) and also contains speeches, personal correspondence, and a letter to the editor. A few of the subject files contain copies of bills, newspaper clippings and resolutions from city or county officials.

Dates: 1960-1967, undated

Sue Mullins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/220
Scope and Content This collection (1941-1997, undated) contains news clippings, reports, legislation, newsletters, promotional material, artifacts, certificates of election and professional correspondence. The bulk of the collection is related to the campaigns of Representative Sue Mullins, although some materials from her time as a Representative and family and personal documents are included. Also in this collection are several artifacts from Mullins’ campaigns for re-election, which include posters,...
Dates: 1941-1997, undated

The Iowa Women Legislators Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0257
Scope and Content

This collection consists of 53 interviews of Iowa women legislators, conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.

All legislators were asked some basic questions about their birth and family background, their youth, their education, and paid and volunteer work experience. They were also asked about specific events in their legislative careers based upon the background research.

Dates: 1988-1994

Walter R. Hagen papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/47
Scope and Content

This collection documents Hagen’s achievements in conservation and public speaking on conservation. Materials include photocopies of newspaper clippings, soil conservation literature, conservation planning materials, and a selection of Hagen's correspondence and speeches.

Dates: 1942-1978

William E. Darrington papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0063
Scope and Content The collection (1950-1970, undated) contains Darrington’s state representative materials and includes subject files, printed materials on legislative concerns, Darrington’s speeches, drafts and proposals for bills and statutes, correspondence (mainly from constituents), and reports written by Darrington for his constituents (Highlights by Bill). The constituent correspondence includes topics such as bills and statutes, taxes, liquor control, water, roads,...
Dates: 1950-1970, undated

William H. Harbor and Floyd H. Millen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0018
Abstract William Harbor (Republican) served as a representative from Mills County in the Iowa House (1955-1957, 1967-1973, 1977-1993) and as a Senator from Mills-Montgomery Counties (1956-1960). In 1967, Harbor returned to the Iowa House and served as Speaker (1969-1971). Harbor also was Chief Clerk of the House (1973-1974). Floyd H. Millen (Republican) served as a Representative in the Iowa House (1963-1981). The collection (1956-2010, undated) contains correspondence, subject files, newsletters,...
Dates: 1956-2010, undated

William J. Reichardt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0008
Scope and Content The collection includes correspondence, research material, and newspaper clippings concerning Reichardt's four-year tenure as a state Senator-1966-1970. The correspondence is arranged topically. The research materials are, in part, compilations of the data, legislative bills, and general information to provide background on an issue. The newspaper clippings include material sent to Reichardt by his constituency, his colleagues, or saved by his staff, and they cover both political and...
Dates: 1961-1970, undated