William B. Allison Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection dates from 1862 to 1916, and consists of 3.5 linear feet of correspondence and printed material such as articles and legislation. It is arranged by item number and indexed by both author and subject. The correspondence includes letters from Albert B. Cummins, Jonathan P. Dolliver, Stuyvesant Fish, George D. Perkins, Theodore Roosevelt, Leslie M. Shaw, William H. Taft, and Henry Wallace. The topics discussed range from banking and currency reform to Indian affairs, Oklahoma statehood to the Panama Canal, and railroads to Republicans. The bulk of William B. Allison's papers are held by the Iowa State Department of History and Archives in Des Moines, Iowa. Included in this collection are two boxes of printed materials and a small box of letters which are unprocessed. Series III is the index, which is comprised of names and subjects, along with the corresponding item number. Subjects are listed in capitals. The asterisk (*) indicates a recipient of a manuscript.
- Allison, William B. (Person)
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3.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa. Primarily correspondence from his years in the House and Senate. Spanning a half century the topics range from Indian affairs to Oklahoma statehood, banking to the Panama Canal, and Republican Party politics to railroads.
Method of Acquisition
The papers of William B. Allison were the gift of Margaret Lacy Zimansky in 1968.
- Banks and banking
- Commerce and Industry Association of New York.
- Foreign relations
- Freight and freightage
- Hours of labor
- Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)
- Monetary policy
- Political campaigns
- Republican Party (Iowa)
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Statehood (American politics)
- United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
- United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
- United States. Post Office Department
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- Script of description