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Dante Pierce Papers

Identifier: MsC0061

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Scope and Contents

The strength of the collection lies in its introductory visualization of the national importance of the Iowa agricultural press and the large extent to which the nation's lawmakers rely on the local Iowa agricultural publisher to provide them with a clear insight into the local food growers' and producers' problems.


  • Creation: 1916-1948
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1925-1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


0.25 Linear Feet (59 items)

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Farm editor. Correspondence with State and National Political figures including Smith Brookhart, Calvin Coolidge, Robert LaFolette, Henry Wallace, and George Wilson.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Dante Melville Pierce were obtained for the University of Iowa Libraries as a result of the interests, efforts, and correspondence initiated by George M. Sheets, 1958-1959. The papers were a gift of Richard S. Pierce of Des Moines, Iowa, in 1958-1959.

Related Materials

"Dante Melville Pierce," Who's Who in Iowa, vol.1, 391. Chicago: Larkin, Roosevelt & Larkin, Ltd., 1947. "Dante Pierce Is Dead," New York Times, July 29, 1955, page 17, column 5. Dodge, Edward N. (ed.). "Dante M. Pierce," in Business Men of Iowa, 585. Des Moines: Midwest Publications, Inc., 1953. Murphy, Donald R. "Dante Melville Pierce, 1880-1955," Wallace's Farmer and Iowa Homestead, LXXX, no. 15 (August 6, 1955), 12. Smith, C.R.F. "The Iowa Homestead," The Palimpsest, XI, no. 6 (June 1930), 229 -- 241.

Ron L. Fingerson
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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