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Darrell Wyrick papers

Identifier: RG99.0069

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Scope and Contents

These papers include biographical information and fundraising records of the University of Iowa Foundation from 1962 to 1999. Folders regarding "The Club" pertain to a faculty dinner club established at the University of Iowa on November 11, 1905.


  • Creation: 1962 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Darrell D. Wyrick served as the first president of the University of Iowa Foundation from January 1962 until mid-1998. Mr. Wyrick retired in mid-1998, after guiding many fundraising campaigns, such as to build the first UI Museum of Art and to restore Old Capitol.

Wyrick was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, on October 4, 1933. In high school, he was elected 1951 senior class president and was valedictorian of his class. Wyrick earned Bachelor of Science (1956) and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Iowa. He married Shirley Lee Brown, of Altoona, Iowa, in February 1956, and the couple had three children, Craig, Anne and Lane.

Darrell Wyrick died May 14, 2015.

Additional biographical information about Darrell D. Wyrick is available in the citation for induction into the University of Iowa Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy.


15 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers, Accession #2010-120 and #2017-90, were donated by Darrell and Shirley Wyrick in 2010 and 2017.

Separated Materials

On Iowa! A Memoir by Darrell D. Wyrick is cataloged separately.

Under Revision
Denise Anderson
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Revision Statements

  • 2024-06: updated title and biographical note with information from the duplicate collection record, RG99.0007 (now suppressed)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242