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Frederick Elliott Biermann Papers

Identifier: MsC0128

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Frederick Biermann consist of seven linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1932 to 1968. The vast majority of this collection relates to his career in Congress. Correspondence files, with letters from Guy M. Gillette, Earl W. Hall, Herschel C. Loveless, and W.W. Waymack, comprise the bulk of the papers. The rest of the collection is made up of speeches and campaign materials. The subjects discussed range from New Deal programs such as the Agricultural Adjustment Act and the Works Progress Administration to Biermann's newspaper, the Decorah Journal; Democratic politics to farm relief; postmasterships to taxes.


  • Creation: 1932-1968


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This collection is open for research.

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7.00 Linear Feet

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U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, and campaign material relating to his years in the Congress.

Method of Acquisition

Given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Frederick Biermann in 1967 and by his estate in 1968.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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