The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries


Nelson G. Kraschel Papers Edit




  • 1931-1950 (Creation)


  • 4.00 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. Papers relating to his political career and terms in office. Subject files include campaign materials, correspondence, speeches, etc.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of Nelson G. Kraschel consist of four linear feet of manuscripts arranged chronologically, dating from 1932 to 1950. Much of the material has to do with Kraschel's political campaigns and others in which he was involved. This includes items such as speeches, correspondence, mailing lists, campaign literature, and convention resolutions. There are also folders concerning his political foes and allies alike, including George W. Patterson, Dan Turner, Lester J. Dickinson, George A. Wilson, Henry A. Wallace, and Guy M. Gillette. Some of the documented issues from his terms as governor and lieutenant governor concern farm debt and tenancy, the 1938 Maytag strike, and banking legislation.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Method of Acquisition

    The papers of Nelson G. Kraschel were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by his widow, Agnes Johnson Kraschel, in 1968.

  • Preferred Citation

    Nelson G. Kraschel Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.