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Christian William Ramseyer Papers

Identifier: MsC0132

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Scope and Contents

Most of Ramseyer's papers were destroyed after his death. This collection consists primarily of correspondence, court opinions, reports, scrapbooks, and speeches from his years in Washington, D.C. Some recurring topics are monetary stabilization, inheritance taxes, and farm relief. The correspondence includes letters from Clifford V. Gregory, Charles E. Hearst, and Henry A. Wallace. Processed by Robert M Hedges, August, 1967


  • Creation: 1904-1943
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920-1939


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This collection is open for research.

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2.75 Linear Feet (Photographs: Box 2; Oversized scrapbooks)

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Attorney, Congressman, and U.S. Court of Claims commissioner from Iowa. Correspondence, clippings, court records and opinions, and speeches.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Congressman Christian William Ramseyer came as a gift to the library in 1967 from his daughters, Mrs. James (Jane K.) Cameron, Jr., and Mrs. Frederick (Barbara R.) H. Walton, Jr.

Related Materials

David L, Porter on C. William Ramseyer

Processing Information

Processed by Robert M Hedges, August, 1967

Processed by Robert M. Hedges, August 1967.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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