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Mason Ladd Papers

Identifier: RG14.0001.007

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains various correspondence, memos, personal documents, and official memos relating to Ladd's time as the Dean of College of Law.


  • Creation: 1939-1966


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This collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an offsite location. When requesting materials, please allow two business days for items to arrive at the Special Collections reading room.

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Biographical / Historical

Mason Ladd (1898-1980) served as dean of the University of Iowa College of Law, 1939-1966. Earlier he was a professor of law at the University of Iowa and after his retirement from Iowa in 1966 he became the founding dean of the Florida State University law school.


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Method of Acquisition

The University of Iowa College of Law records (correspondence of deans), 1901-1966, were transferred to the University of Iowa Archives in the 1970s. The records of the Ladd deanship received preliminary processing by Earl M. Rogers, August 1997. Guide posted to the Internet 2000; updated January 2008 and September 2010.

Related Materials

Writings on Ladd's career include Samuel M. Fahr, "Mason Ladd," Iowa Law Review 66 (May 1981): 709-724.

The law dean records arranged under Wiley B. Rutledge's name (RG14.0001.006) overlap other deanships, including those of Ladd.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242