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Phil Stong Manuscripts

Identifier: MsC0705

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Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of some of Stong's books are collected here, as well as letters from Stong to various correspondents. The major collection of Stong's papers is at Cowles Library at Drake University in Des Moines. The 2003 addendum contains letters from Mrs. Stong to a college friend, and provides some details her life with Phil Stong.


  • Creation: 1945-1961


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.50 Linear Feet

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Iowa author best remembered for State Fair (film scripts dated 1945, 1961 and 1962 are here), Stong also wrote several books for children, including The Adventures of "Horse" Barnsby and Hirum the Hillbilly. Both of these, and others, are represented in this collection.

Method of Acquisition

Phil Stong gave his manuscripts to the University of Iowa Libraries in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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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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