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Nick Thimmesch Papers

Identifier: MsC0709

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Scope and Contents

These records cover the years 1956-1985 and are arranged alphabetically. The collection contains materials on many subjects that Thimmesch researched during his career as a political reporter, columnist, and writer of personality profiles. Special features of interest include manuscripts of The Condition of Republicanism and Robert F. Kennedy at 40, and typescripts of articles that appeared in Argosy, McCalls, Time, New York, Saturday Evening Post, and Sports Illustrated. A collection of columns written for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate is also included.


  • Creation: 1956-1985
  • Creation: 1970-1989


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This collection is open for research.

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39.50 Linear Feet (Photographs in Boxes 19, 28; Audio material in Boxes 1-3, 8, 16, 17, 24.)

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Journalist with Time and Newsday, where he began a column nationally syndicated in 1969. Author of several books. Correspondence, research, interviews, audio tapes, photographs, speeches, reporter's notebooks, and preliminary drafts of his works.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Nick Thimmesch were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1986 by his son, Nicholas Thimmesch, II.

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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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