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Progressive Party Records

Identifier: MsC0160

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Scope and Contents

This collection is apparently the material that Curtis MacDougall collected for writing his book Gideon's Army.

Boxes 1-60 are at third floor stacks Boxes 61-64 are at n60:05:5-6 Boxeso 65-67 are at f5:02:6-7

The O'Brien addendum has parts of it elsewhere (The Maine Historical Society) and donor would like that mentioned in the finding aid. So when that addendum is processed, please make a note of this. There is a print-out of the email she sent in the Admin file for the Progressive Party papers. jlr 5/5/2015. Done.jlr 10/28/201


  • Creation: 1940-1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1940-1955


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


32.00 Linear Feet (Photographs in Boxes 11 and 28.)

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Correspondence, speeches, reports, business records, articles, campaign materials, fact sheets, form letters, directives, telegrams, pamphlets, press releases, clippings, and other related material concerning the party and the national election of 1948.

Method of Acquisition

The original portion of this collection was given to the University of Iowa in 1966 by Curtis MacDougall. The Progressive Party of Pennsylvania, the Progressive Citizens of America, and the National Progressive Party papers were donated by Ralph Keyes in 2012. Frank Turner donated in 2009.

Related Materials

The Henry A. Wallace Collection at the University of Iowa, MsC0177  The Papers of Calvin Baldwin at the University of Iowa, MsC0343 The Hugh C. MacDougall Progressive Party Papers at the University of Iowa, MsC0482 STOVER, FRED W., 1898-1990. Papers of Fred Stover, 13.5 ft. Hampton, Iowa farm advocate and activist for progressive causes, former head of the Iowa Farmers Union and president of the U.S. Farmers Association. Correspondence, writings, and organizational materials, together with miscellaneous material, documenting his 40 years of political and social activism. MsC0165

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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