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John Walter Coverdale Papers

Identifier: MsC0069

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Scope and Contents

The papers of John W. Coverdale consist of three boxes (1.5 linear feet) of manuscripts relating to the early years of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Subject files include items such as minutes of the executive committee, treasurer's reports, and correspondence of the AFBF. There is also a typescript (with notes and early drafts) entitled "The Federation" by J.W. Coverdale and James R. Howard. Finally, the papers include clippings, articles, and a scrapbook all relating to agricultural issues.


  • Creation: 1856-1939
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1922-1924


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Agriculturist. Correspondence and subject files relating to the early years of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by John W. Coverdale in 1958.

Language of description
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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
319-335-5900 (Fax)