Federal Writer's Project Papers
Scope and Contents
These files were prepared by the Federal Writers' Project predominantly for the Iowa guidebook, Iowa, A Guide to the Hawkeye State, in the American Guide Series. Their arrangement is roughly correspondent to their use in the book. The first series is arranged according to the subject numbers found on the original files. Some files had been given titles, others had not, and were assigned titles by the processor in the nineteen seventies. These new titles are in parentheses. This series seems to have been most important in the preparation of the first section of the Guidebook, "Iowa Past and Present." At the end of this series is a box of miscellaneous "Histories, Guides, and Articles," also prepared by the Project.
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This collection is open for research.
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21.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
Subject files on Iowa history, counties, towns, colleges, churches, and other matters, unpublished manuscripts, radio scripts, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.
Method of Acquisition
The first part of this collection was donated to the University of Iowa by Mrs. Richard Fisher in 1973; the addendum was donated by Craig Schmidt in 1994.
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