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Charles B. Hoeven Papers

Identifier: MsC0197

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Scope and Contents

Hoeven's papers were transferred to the University is at least three lots, the first in 1965, and each lot was organized and described in a different way. This finding aid, built from parts created earlier, is consequently somewhat complex.

Every item in the first lot (currently boxes 1 to 34) was given an item number. Each item was then name and subject indexed, with the item number serving as the reference point.

A portion of the second donation (boxes 35 to 40), primarily the correspondence, was also item-numbered (continuing the numbers from the end of the first lot at 31149) and again indexed in the previous list. Items in boxes 37 and 38, however, were numbered in a new sequence, beginning again at 1, and a new index created. This separate index is here called the "Addendum Index." The contents of boxes 39 and 40 are only briefly described and not included in either index.

The third lot (sixteen boxes numbered from 41-56) are described only at the folder level. The names of prominent individuals whose letter(s) appear in a folder are noted in a sentence following the date range. The folders typically contain letters from many correspondents whose names do not appear in this finding aid.

In light of this organization, readers wishing to search the collection comprehensively must consult both the main and Addendum indexes and review carefully the folder descriptions for boxes 41-56.

The last series is scrapbooks. Four unnumbered scrapbooks date before Hoeven's election to the House of Representatives while twenty-six scrapbooks, organized by year, document his service in the House. Items in these books -- which include letters from prominent individuals -- are also not noted in the indexes.


  • Creation: 1925-1970


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


28.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, radio addresses, news releases, voting records, telegrams, photos, and similar related materials.

Physical Location

OCRed inventory; preliminary finding aid. Candidate for reprocessing - there are three different sequences, each with a different organizational scheme.

UP Addendum is at f2:02:3-5

The scrapbooks that came with the 2014 addendum are at 6:01:9 and 6:02:9.

The Extra Large Format Photographs are shelved on top of the Map Cases in Combination Box 1.

The Dordt College 2017 addendum is in an unnumbered box at n51:02:0. The box is unnumbered because its contents were entered into Archives Space before the remainer of the collection was put in and I don't really know what box number it is.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Charles B. Hoeven over a period of years, beginning in 1965.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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