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Harold E. Hughes Senatorial Papers

Identifier: msc0385.1

Scope and Contents

The Harold E. Hughes senatorial papers are ordered in the following manner: 1) Legislative correspondence; 2) Outgoing correspondence carbons; 3) Senate committee and subcommittee materials; 4) Civic and institutional cases; 5) Press releases and related materials, amenities, and invitations; 6) Speeches; 7) Robos; 8) Miscellaneous personal correspondence and files; 9) Photographs; 10) Tapes; 11) Oversized materials, and 12) Subject Index. The major topics include: agriculture, alcoholism, banks, commerce, courts, crime, Democratic Party, drug abuse, education, manpower, draft, Richard Nixon, practical politics, postal service, poverty, public welfare, public works, roads, soil conservation, taxation, transportation, United Nations, veterans, Vietnamese conflict, and water pollution. The Iowa cities of Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, and Waterloo are well represented. There is correspondence from: Hubert H. Humphrey, Edward M. Kennedy, and Walter F. Mondale.


  • 1922-1996
  • 1969-1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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126.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Papers from Hughes' time in the Senate, 1969-1975.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa by Mr. Hughes in 1975.

Related Materials

See also Hughes' Gubernatorial Papers, Msc 385.

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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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