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James C. Wright Papers

Identifier: MsC0296

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Scope and Contents

The papers of James C. Wright measure seven linear feet and date from 1933 to 1971. His career as an educator is documented with correspondence, speeches, clippings, articles, and subject files. The correspondence fills almost four boxes and spans nearly forty years. Subject files exist on a wide variety of topics relating to education. These include school district reorganization in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Instruction, the Committee for the Advancement of School Administration, education in American Samoa, the Iowa Schoolmasters Walt Whitman Club, and education in Keokuk, Iowa. There are also folders of his speeches and articles, and a box of photographs.


  • Creation: 1933-1971
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1956-1965


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This collection is open for research. This collection is open for research. This collection is housed at an offsite location. Please allow two-three business days for retrieval and arrival to main library.

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5.88 Linear Feet (14 containers)

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Educator. Correspondence, subject files, speeches, articles, clippings, and photographs documenting his career as a school administrator, state official, and educator.

Source of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the University by James C. Wright in 1974.

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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
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