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Edward J. McManus Papers

Identifier: MsC0258

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Edward J. McManus document his life and career. His service in the U.S. Navy is recorded in pilot's handbooks, training manuals, and correspondence. His political career is reflected in procedural rules for the senate, speeches he gave as Lieutenant Governor, and campaign materials including tape recordings, political ads, and posters. The beginning of his judicial career is noted with a list of participants in a Seminar for New District Judges.


  • Creation: 1942-1964
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Box 6, material concerning McManus' appointment as District Court Judge, is under seal. The rest of the collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


3.00 Linear Feet (Photographs: Boxes 3, 5; Audio Material: Box 5)

Language of Materials



Iowa state senator, lieutenant governor of Iowa, Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa, delegate to Democratic National Convention, and U.S. District Court Judge for Northern District of Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, telegrams, campaign material, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, tape recordings, phonograph recordings, and scrapbooks.

Method of Acquisition

Judge McManus donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972.


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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)