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William B. Allison Papers

Identifier: MsC0173

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Scope and Contents

The collection dates from 1862 to 1916, and consists of 3.5 linear feet of correspondence and printed material such as articles and legislation. It is arranged by item number and indexed by both author and subject. The correspondence includes letters from Albert B. Cummins, Jonathan P. Dolliver, Stuyvesant Fish, George D. Perkins, Theodore Roosevelt, Leslie M. Shaw, William H. Taft, and Henry Wallace. The topics discussed range from banking and currency reform to Indian affairs, Oklahoma statehood to the Panama Canal, and railroads to Republicans. The bulk of William B. Allison's papers are held by the Iowa State Department of History and Archives in Des Moines, Iowa. Included in this collection are two boxes of printed materials and a small box of letters which are unprocessed. Series III is the index, which is comprised of names and subjects, along with the corresponding item number. Subjects are listed in capitals. The asterisk (*) indicates a recipient of a manuscript.


  • Creation: 1862-1926


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This collection is open for research.

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3.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



U.S. Senator and Representative from Iowa. Primarily correspondence from his years in the House and Senate. Spanning a half century the topics range from Indian affairs to Oklahoma statehood, banking to the Panama Canal, and Republican Party politics to railroads.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of William B. Allison were the gift of Margaret Lacy Zimansky in 1968.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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