The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries


Edward J. McManus Papers Edit




  • 1942-1964 (Creation)
  • 1960-1970 (Creation)


  • 3.00 linear feet (Whole)
  • Photographs: Boxes 3, 5; Audio Material: Box 5 other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Method of Acquisition

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

  • Preferred Citation

    Edward J. McManus Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.