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John Elliot Goodenow Papers

Identifier: MsC0224

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Scope and Contents

The papers of John Elliot Goodenow consist of twenty-four items dating from 1845 to 1959, which document his family farming operation in Jackson County, Iowa. Along with Goodenow's own reminiscences there are bank records, journals of financial records, stock and crop records, and a photocopy of the original land purchase abstract sheet. The collection represents more than a century of farm management.


  • Creation: 1845-1959
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1910-1930


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Farmer and livestock breeder. Reminiscences and financial and stock and crop records relating to the family farm.

Physical Location

AV materials moved to IRA Cool Storage

Method of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by John E. Goodenow in 1959.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)