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Clarence W. Moody Papers

Identifier: MsC0326

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Clarence W. Moody are comprised of 210 items relating to the Burlington area or the Hawk-Eye Gazette and are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically. This small collection is made up of subject files and speeches. Topics include the River Road Project and trips to Alaska, Europe, and South America taken by Moody that he wrote about for the newspaper. Other files include his speeches, correspondence, materials relating to Burlington history, editorials, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1932-1965
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Clarence Wilber Moody was born in Skidmore, Missouri, on September 24, 1892. His family moved to Kansas when he was twelve years old. In 1906, Moody began his newspaper career with the Ottawa Herald as a carrier. He stayed with the paper until 1927 working as reporter, city editor, and finally an advertising manager. His next job was as the advertising manager at the Chaute Tribune. He became the publisher of this newspaper in 1933. Moving to Iowa, Moody purchased the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette in 1941 and became its editor/publisher. Active in Burlington community affairs, he was director of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and president of the Burlington Community Chest. Clarence Moody died in 1967.


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Language of Materials



Editor and publisher of the Burlington Hawk-Eye, civic leader. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches, etc., concerning the newspaper and the Burlington, IA area, with information on the Great River Road Project of the 1960s.

Method of Acquisition

Mrs. Moody gave her late husband's papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1975.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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