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John R. Hansen Papers

Identifier: MsC0300

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Scope and Contents

The papers of John R. Hansen document his term in Congress from 1965-1967, with forty seven linear feet of materials which are arranged in a roughly alphabetical order. Much of the collection related directly to his sixth congressional district. However, there are also subject files concerning topics from watersheds to post offices, legislation to speeches, and films to audio tapes.


  • Creation: 1965-1967

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

This collection is stored at an off-site location, pleae allow two to three business days for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

John Robert Hansen, was born in Manning, Iowa, on August 24, 1901. He attended the University of Iowa from 1919 to 1921. Hansen was president of Dultmeier Manufacturing Co. in Manning, Iowa and of Dultmeier Sales in Omaha, Nebraska. Active in state and county politics, Hansen twice served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, was Sixth District Democratic Chairman, and was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1960. In 1962, Hansen was appointed western Iowa manager of the Savings and Bond Division of the US Treasury Department. He resigned from that post in 1964. He served one term in the US Congress where he was a member of the Banking and Currency Committee. From 1967 to 1969 Hansen was a member of the Iowa State Highway Commission. John Robert Hansen died on September 23, 1974.


47 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is compiled of various documents of John Robert Hansen, Iowa politician.

Physical Location

Oversized includes 3 film canisters, 1 cylindrical map tube, 3 flat mailing boxes. n37:11:1

AV materials moved to IRA Cool Storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa by John Hansen in 1967.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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