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David Morrell Papers

Identifier: msc0478
Abstract Born in Ontario 1943, awarded a PhD in American literature by Pennsylvania State University in 1970, taught at Iowa from 1970 to 1986, retired to write. Perhaps best known for Rambo, the central character of his 1972 novel First Blood, which lead to the Rambo films starring Sylvester Stallone, Morrell has written numerous novels as well as screen- and teleplays. The growing collection of his papers includes video and audio tapes as well as research notes, correspondence, and manuscripts.
Dates: 1974-1999

Donovan F. Ward Papers

Identifier: msc0397
Abstract Dubuque, Iowa, surgeon. Subject files, articles, and speeches relating in great part to his term as president of the American Medical Association.
Dates: 1929-1980

Earl Elijah Papers

Identifier: msc0244
Abstract State senator, farmer, and bank president. Primarily speeches about agriculture, with newspaper clippings, campaign literature, and correspondence.
Dates: 1929-1971

Edward J. McManus Papers

Identifier: msc0258
Abstract Iowa state senator, lieutenant governor of Iowa, Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa, delegate to Democratic National Convention, and U.S. District Court Judge for Northern District of Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, telegrams, campaign material, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, tape recordings, phonograph recordings, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1942-1964; Majority of material found in 1960-1970

Elswyth Thane Papers

Identifier: msc0707
Abstract Playwright, biographer and novelist. Holograph notebooks containing first drafts of several historical novels, printer's copies, and correspondence are included. There are audiotapes of her research for Potomac Squire, a book about George Washington.
Dates: 1943-1963

Harold E. Hughes Gubernatorial Papers

Identifier: msc0385
Abstract Governor and U.S. Senator from Iowa. Gubernatorial and senatorial office files relating to his political career.
Dates: 1962-1975

J. Gordon Chamberlin Papers

Identifier: msc0580
Abstract Teacher, Methodist minister and writer on theological and educational subjects. Correspondence, course materials, sermons and speeches, with materials relating to his many books and articles.
Dates: 1930-1994

John R. Hansen Papers

Identifier: MsC0300
Overview This collection is compiled of various documents of John Robert Hansen, Iowa politician.
Dates: 1965-1967

Marion Meade Buster Keaton Research Files

Identifier: msc0512
Abstract Research material compiled by Meade while writing the biography Buster Keaton Cut to the Case.
Dates: 1895-1997

Nick Thimmesch Papers

Identifier: msc0709
Abstract Journalist with Time and Newsday, where he began a column nationally syndicated in 1969. Author of several books. Correspondence, research, interviews, audio tapes, photographs, speeches, reporter's notebooks, and preliminary drafts of his works.
Dates: 1956-1985; 1970-1990

Nile C. Kinnick Papers

Identifier: msc0112
Abstract Student leader, scholar, and athlete from Iowa. Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, speeches, photographs, articles, etc.
Dates: 1935-1991

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