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Institute of Public Affairs Records

Identifier: RG20.0006.001

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 19 series, reflecting the Institute's functions and activity. Folder or publication titles are listed in chronological order under each series heading.


  • Creation: 1950-2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The Institute of Public Affairs was founded in 1949 as a part of the Division of Extension, State University of Iowa. It was established in order to provide consultation, research and training services to public officials and concerned citizens "toward the goal of maintaining quality state and local government in Iowa," according to a 1970 publication. The bulk of the titles listed below are those of publications released by the Institute, including their year of issuance.


9.00 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to the University Archives from the Institute of Public Affairs at various times, including Accession 2005-50. Guide posted to the Internet January 2007; revised June 2007.

David McCartney, June 2007
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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