W. Earl Hall Papers
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Scope and Contents
The papers of W. Earl Hall consist of six linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1917 to 1969. The collection reflects not only Hall's professional life, but also his many interests and activities-both personal and civil. His career as a newspaperman, first on The Daily Iowan as a student and finally with the Mason City Globe Gazette is reflected in folders of editorials, and five entire boxes of scripts of his "One Man's Opinion" radio program which was based on his weekly column. Hall's work for the Red Cross, American Legion, Radio Free Europe, the Iowa State Board of Regents, and other groups is documented with subject files containing speeches, correspondence, and travel information. There is information concerning topics ranging from traffic safety to The University of Iowa and band competitions to World War II stories. Correspondence folders include letters from: Philip Adler, John Cowles, James I. Dolliver, Virgil M. Hancher, Loren Hickerson, Paul G. Hoffman, J. Edgar Hoover, Conger Reynolds, Dixie Willson, and Meredith Willson.
- Creation: 1917-1969
- Hall, W. Earl (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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6.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Editor and publisher of the Mason City Globe Gazette. Papers relating to his career and civic activities. Subject files, correspondence, speeches, and editorials reflect his work for such organizations as the Red Cross, Radio Free Europe, and the Iowa State Board of Regents.
Method of Acquisition
The papers of W. Earl Hall were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by his widow and son, Mrs. Ruth Reeves Hall and Reeves Hall, from 1969 to 1974.
- University of Iowa (Organization)
- American National Red Cross (Organization)
- Bowen, Howard Rothmann, 1908- (Person)
- Radio Free Europe (Organization)
- Iowa State Safety Council (Organization)
- Iowa. State Board of Regents (Organization)
- Hancher, Virgil Melvin, 1896-1965 (Person)
- American Legion (Organization)
Genre / Form
- American literature
- English literature
- Publishers and publishing
- Traffic safety
- World War, 1939-1945
- Writers Archive at Iowa
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- Script of description
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