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Biographies (literary works)

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Alan G. Atherly papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030123958]
Identifier: RS 9/15/16
Scope and Content

The collection (1971-2004) includes biographical information, correspondence, faculty evaluations, and grant and award information. The biographical information includes news clippings and vitas while the correspondence consists of files related to the publication of his book, The Science of Genetics, and the Department of Genetics.

Dates: 1971-2004

Albert Parks Butts papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029517079]
Identifier: MS-0185
Scope and Content This collection (1973, undated) contains several manuscripts (many in draft form), most of them written by Albert Butts himself. The manuscripts recount tales of his childhood and adult years. In Iowa’s Golden Age: The Passing of an Era, Butts includes memories of people and events during Butts’ long career as an interurban conductor for the Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern railroad. West Bound: I Leave Home...
Dates: 1973, undated

Althea R. Sherman collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030000404]
Identifier: MS-0462
Scope and Content The collection (1913-1952, undated) primarily contains reprints of published articles written by Althea Sherman. The articles present Sherman's studies on the house wren, sparrow hawk, hummingbirds, bird conservation, and other topics of related interest. Also included is an article by Margaret Morse Nice reflecting on correspondence between Sherman and herself and a copy of Iowa Bird Life (June 1943) containing a thorough biography of Sherman written by Mrs....
Dates: 1913-1952, undated

Ardis Jean Carr Syndergaard reminiscences

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030004315]
Identifier: MS-0535
Scope and Content

The collection (1995-2010) contains Ardis Jean Carr Syndergaard’s reminiscences from her childhood on the farm in rural Wisconsin. This work was compiled and edited posthumously by her husband, Larry Syndergaard. The collection also includes responses to the reminiscences from friends and family, an additional article written by Syndergaard in 1995, and a program containing biographical information from her memorial service.

Dates: 1995-2010

Asenath Hampton Gable papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029268533]
Identifier: MS-0112
Scope and Content The collection (1901, 1907) contains two obituaries of Asenath Hampton Gable and a copy of her "Biographical Sketches of the Hampton and Gable Families." She wrote these sketches in 1901 and gave a handwritten copy to each of her children as a token of her love. The copy in this collection was presented to her second youngest child, Mearl Arthur Gable.The biographical sketches tell not only of the Gables' ancestry, but also of their life including the hardships as well as the...
Dates: 1901, 1907

Benjamin Sutton Willis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 11/6/51
Scope and Content This collection (1835-1970, undated) contains biographical information, newspaper clippings, speeches written by Ben Willis as well as others, and correspondence regarding the WOI Radio program “Prairie Valley Intelligencer.” There are also scripts and programs to minstrel shows and poetry. From his years as a professor at Iowa State, there are slides of lab equipment and schematics used for class lectures. In addition, the collection contains a scrapbook and negatives documenting the...
Dates: 1835-1970, undated

Bushrod W. Allin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Content This collection (1932-1968, undated) consists principally of Allin's writings, including articles, reports, book reviews, addresses, speeches, and lectures. The bulk of these materials document the economics of U.S. agricultural policy and practice, including analyses of land-use practices, forecasts of future economic conditions, and reports on employment opportunities. The collection also contains biographical information, correspondence, Congressional testimony, and writings by others on...
Dates: 1932-1968, undated

Carrie Chapman Catt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/3
Scope and Content This collection (1878-2007) contains biographical data, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, bibliographies, publications, reviews, addresses, awards, scrapbook of tributes, material relating to the Woman's Centennial Congress, artifacts (Including jewelry from India), and her will. Correspondents include E. W. Stanton, A. B. Storms and Maria Roberts. Box 4 consists of original documents that have been restricted, photocopies of the items can be found in the other boxes. The...
Dates: 1878-2007

Charles S. Gwynne papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/8/12
Scope and Content

This collection (1892-1973, undated) contains biographical material, correspondence, and numerous reports on geology projects. Also included are conference material and geological photographs. In a map case are large maps and drawings of topography and geological surveys, along with road maps.

Dates: 1892-1973, undated

Charles V. Hall papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/16/22
Scope and Content This collection (1900-2006, undated) contains articles written by Dr. Hall and others, all related to horticultural subjects. In addition, there is biographical information and newspaper clippings, a history of Iowa State University and the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture, information regarding famous Iowa horticulturalists, slides of watermelon varieties, melon breeding, and the Iowa State Campus, a scrapbook on cucurbits, and information from the EPA (Environmental...
Dates: 1900-2006, undated

Dean Richard Yoesting papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030123909]
Identifier: RS 9/14/71
Scope and Content

The collection (1967-1976, undated) contains biographical information and published works. The publications focus on Yoesting's research on outdoor recreational facilities and activities in Iowa and the Midwest.

Dates: 1967-1976, undated

Dexter French papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/35/12
Scope and Content

The collection (1941-2011, undated) contains biographical information and newspaper clippings on Dexter French's life and work. It also contains reprints of many of Dr. French's articles relating to his research on the structure of starch and the chemical basis for the catalytic action of enzymes that act on starch.

Dates: 1941-2011, undated

Dwight Isely papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0119
Scope and Content This collection (1901-1982, undated) contains biographical information, laboratory notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished works, and interview tapes and transcripts. Records documenting Isely's personal life include Isely’s passport with several stamps from his trips to Panama and other countries in Latin and South America, correspondence to family members and friends, and biographical information which consists of news clippings, articles, dedications, nominations and...
Dates: 1901-1982, undated

Earl Orel Heady papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/2/52
Scope and Content The collection (1947-2012, undated) contains biographical material, correspondence, course material, news clippings, photographs, and awards and honors. In addition, the papers contain documents regarding his consulting work for the National Science Foundation, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Bureau of Reclamation, National Water Commission, and Research Triangle Institute. The collection also includes publications on numerous aspects of agricultural economics such as...
Dates: 1947-2012, undated

Edgar W. Stanton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/14/13
Abstract Edgar W. Stanton (1850-1920) was born in Waymart, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, on October 3, 1850. He graduated from the Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State University) as a member of the first graduating class in 1872. Weeks after graduating Stanton joined the faculty at Iowa State and during his career served as Economics Department Chair, Head and Professor of the Department of Mathematics, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Dean of the Junior College, Vice President, and four times...
Dates: 1869-2011, 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

Frank F. Riecken papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/9/55
Scope and Content This collection (1934-1983, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, college work, research data, publications, and reports of Frank Riecken. The biographical information includes news clippings, faculty information forms, and some personal notes from family members. The collection also contains several files related to Riecken's college work including statistics notes, notebooks, and a copy of his thesis. Correspondence files include letters to...
Dates: 1934-1983, undated

Gerald A. Lineweaver papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/3/7/51
Scope and Content The collection (1935-1997, undated) includes biographical information, correspondence, new clippings, photographs, and publications. Biographical information includes news clippings, press releases, brief biographies, and memorials. The correspondence is mostly general correspondence related to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The collection also contains the contents of two notebooks compiled by Lineweaver. The first one contains inspirational materials regarding 4-H, citizenship, leadership, and...
Dates: 1935-1997, undated

Gerald Edward Parsons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/3/63
Scope and Content This collection (1957-1996) contains material related to Jerry Parsons' professional career. The records include biographical materials and also papers written by Parsons concerning adult education and 4-H and youth programs. The collection also contains national and Iowa 4-H publications, several of which were authored by Parsons. Some materials of interest are a set of publications created by Parsons for the National 4-H Recognition Program and sent to state 4-H youth staff members. These...
Dates: 1957-1996

Gertrude L. Sunderlin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/35
Scope and Content

The collection (1926-1990, undated) contains biographical materials, correspondence, and reprints of articles written by her. Many of Sunderlin's writings focused on cooking, canning, recipes, and nutrition. The collection also contains materials related to her work with the Master Mix. In addition, there are articles written by her students regarding products developed in Sunderlin’s experimental cookery classes.

Dates: 1926-1990, undated

Glenn Murphy papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 11/11/11
Scope and Content The collection (1928-1988, undated) contains biographical material, correspondence, memoranda, writings and publications, course material, materials related to professional societies, consulting work, background resources and conference and meeting data. The collection is sorted into multiple series, but some topics, such as consulting work and related correspondence, may be found in multiple series. Biographical materials in the collection include newspaper...
Dates: 1928-1988, undated

Henry A. Wallace collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/5
Scope and Content This collection (1910-2007) contains publications by and about Henry A. Wallace; reminiscences of him by fellow students and agriculturalists; some correspondence (mainly after his retirement); newspaper articles concerning his life, his work both for the federal government and after his retirement, and memorials to him after his death; photographs; published and unpublished historical papers relating to his significance; a transcript of an oral history; and miscellaneous documents detailing...
Dates: 1910-2007

Herman C. Aaberg papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0117
Scope and Content

This collection (1940-1983, undated) contains biographical material, livestock marketing studies, and minutes and reports of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s National Livestock Advisory Committee (1940-1969). Of special interest is a report, “Program of the livestock Committee,” written by John Kenneth Galbraith (1940).

Dates: 1940-1983, undated

Ira Schroeder papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/17/54
Scope and Content

The collection (1872-2007, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, news clippings and articles, and research materials about the Campanile at Iowa State University. The collection also contains a scrapbook compiled by Schroeder of printed materials that used a depiction of the Iowa State campanile. These include extension bulletins, covers to Iowa State directories, stationery, athletics programs, and a variety of other materials that use a depiction of the campanile.

Dates: 1872-2007, undated

Dean L. Isaacson papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030036416]
Identifier: RS 13/24/13
Scope and Content

This collection (1968-2009, undated) contains biographical information and published articles of Dean Isaacson. The collection also contains some departmental correspondence, student evaluations of Isaacson, and National Science Foundation grants received by Isaacson.

Dates: 1968-2009, undated

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

James F. Kearns papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/3/66
Scope and Content This collection (1926-2004) contains 4-H records of James F. Kearns, including artifacts, biographical information, essays, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and a record book. Biographical information includes newspaper clippings regarding his 4-H activities, a college resume, and a letter from his daughter, Betty Jane Kearns. Betty Jane also donated a transcribed copy of one of James’ 4-H essays in which she added a footnote containing information about Kearns’ career after his...
Dates: 1926-2004

James M. Hoover papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 11/5/57
Abstract

James M. Hoover was Professor of Civil Engineering at Iowa State University. He conducted research with the Engineering Experiment Station before becoming a professor. His consultation work included subjects related to road engineering and soil testing. This collection includes biographical information, articles and reports written by Hoover, a grant application, and videotapes. The videotapes relate to a study Hoover did for Exxon Chemicals Americas.

Dates: 1960-1994

James R. Prescott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/9/69
Scope and Content

This collection (1965-2007, undated) contains biographical information on James Prescott and reports and other published works he authored on urban-regional economics, rural economic development, and government subsidized housing and agricultural programs. Some of the papers are a result of consulting work he did, such as reports on the Minnesota experimental city project and an economic development plan for Tehran, Iran.

Dates: 1965-2007, undated

James W. Nilsson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 11/6/52
Scope and Content This collection (1948-1986, undated) contains biographical information, consulting materials, writings, talks, course materials, and educational films. The biographical information includes newspaper clippings, personnel forms, and writings by Nilsson. The collection also contains a number of Nilsson's writings and talks, including manuscript and typescript drafts of a number of his published textbooks. The consulting materials include case files related to...
Dates: 1948-1986, undated