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Jake More Papers

Identifier: MsC0187

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Scope and Contents

The Jake More collection focuses on More's political career. It includes one small folder for the Victory Campaign, consisting mainly of lists of contributors. The Iowa Young Democratic Club is documented over a four year period, 1934-1938. Papers on More's Shelby County Chairmanship cover 1936-1940 and are related mainly to organizational affairs and the securing of patronage positions. The collection also includes two folders of materials from Herschel Loveless' 1952 and 1956 campaigns for Governor.


Among the most interesting items in the collection are the files of correspondence between More and Truman, who became close friends. The general correspondence files also include letters from a great many prominent Iowans and well known national Democratic figures. Also of interest is the file of State Party Platforms, both Democratic and Republican, and the file on the Democratic Midwest Conference, a group of Democratic State officials from thirteen Midwestern states.


  • Creation: 1932-1968
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-1968


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2.00 Linear Feet

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Lawyer and State Chair of Iowa's Democratic State Central Committee. Speeches, correspondence, press releases, voter lists, financial reports, etc. all relating to More's involvement in Iowa's Democratic Party organization.

Physical Access Requirements

The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Jake More in 1969.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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