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Connie McBurney

Identifier: IWA0888

Scope and Contents

The Connie McBurney papers date from 1996 to 2002 and measure 2 linear inches. The collection contains documents from her 1996 campaign, such as pamphlets, stickers, newspaper articles, and newsletters, "Connie Mc Burney Congress" and "Connie Mac's Facts on Fax".  Newspaper reports detail of some of her campaign stops. Photographs, negatives, and t-shirts from her 1996 campaign complete the collection.


  • 1996-2002


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

Connie McBurney was born in 1940 in the rural Iowa community of Lacey. McBurney attended public schools in Johnston and Des Moines, and studied nursing and journalism at the University of Iowa. After earning her degree in broadcast communications, McBurney began a 24 year career at KCCI TV-8 as a writer, reporter, producer and chief weather anchor. A staunch advocate for Iowa communities, she created the Project Mainstreet community development program, and established the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship for Iowa undergraduate students. In 1994 she joined the Blank Children's Hospital, working as a Child Advocate. In 1996, McBurney announced her candidacy as a Democrat for Congress in Iowa's Fourth District. Her campaign staff included future White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Though she earned the Democratic nomination, with 47 percent of votes, she lost the general election to Republican Greg Ganske, who secured 52 percent of votes.


2.00 linear inches

Photographs in SCVF other_unmapped


Journalist and 1996 congressional candidate.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1181) were donated by E. Joyce Schulte in 2009.
Christina Jensen
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)