The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries


Fred Schwengel Papers Edit




  • 1940-1993 (Creation)
  • 1960-1980 (Creation)


  • 327.00 linear feet (Whole)
  • Photographs in Boxes 2, 9, 18, 66, 186, 189, 622-629; Oversized Box 656; Map Case 12, drawer 2. VHS tapes in Boxes 630, 631; Films in Box 632; Audio in Boxes 631, 632.. other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    U.S. Representative from Iowa to 84th-88th and 90th-92nd Congresses. Legislative and congressional papers.

  • Scope and Contents

    The legislative and congressional papers of Representative Schwengel cover the years 1940 to 1972. The papers are arranged chronologically and alphabetically within each year. The organization changes for 1968 and later with the addition of major subject headings: General, Correspondence, and Legislation. In 1969, Agency was also added as a heading.

    The papers contain material on many subjects including the cities, counties, and colleges of Iowa's First Congressional District. Special topics of interest include agriculture, chiropractic, conservation, education, flood control, Abraham Lincoln, trucks, roads, the Republican Party, prayer in schools, transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission, the Vietnamese Conflict, and water pollution. Correspondence with many national leaders (including Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon) and with Iowa political figures is included in the papers.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Method of Acquisition

    This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Congressman Schwengel in 1959, 1964, and 1968.

  • Preferred Citation

    Fred Schwengel Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.