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Emil Rinderspacher Papers

 Collection — Flat Box: 3
Identifier: RG02.0009.030

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Emil Rinderspacher chronicle his political activism as an opponent of U.S. policy in Vietnam during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Included are notes, meeting schedules with lawmakers, and other documents pertaining to a June 1970 effort to lobby members of Congress (Citizens' Lobby to End the War) newspaper clippings about protests on the University of Iowa campus in late 1967 and posters and other ephemera pertaining to the Vietnam Moratorium in 1969. The two objects in Box 2 are molded plastic human heads created by students in the UI School of Art and Art History in spring 1970, among hundreds of similar objects displayed on the Pentacrest lawn as part of a protest event. Each head was accompanied by a small banner reading End the War.


  • Creation: 1967-1977


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


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Method of Acquisition

The Papers of Emil Rinderspacher were donated to the University Archives by Mr. Rinderspacher in April 2011 as Accession 2011-32.

Related Materials

Records of the Center for Draft Information and Counseling (RG02.0002.002)

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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