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Scottish Highlanders records

Identifier: RG02.0003.029

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Scope and Contents

The Records of the Scottish Highlanders include correspondence, committee minutes, trip and performance event notes, newsletters, programs, reunion information, photographs and other materials.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1988


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Audiovisual materials in this collection may be viewed onsite but may not be reproduced.

Conditions Governing Use

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


43.00 Linear Feet

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Physical Access Requirements

The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on Property Rights, usecoll Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials -

Method of Acquisition

Records of the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders marching band have been transferred to the University Archives from various donors since about 1965. Guide posted to the Internet March 2008 and revised in July-August 2010.

Related Materials

Iowa City Town and Campus Scenes digital collection

Dick Fedderson Papers, msc1048

Additional motion picture materials of performances from 1971 football games can be found in (unpublished) RG30.0005.001 General film collection.

Other Descriptive Information

Processing Information

When the existing collection was reprocessed the folder "Public Relations -Foreign Tour 1960" was found to be empty. There was no record of this folder in the existing finding aid so the folder was removed.

Processing Information

5 feet of paper materials removed during reprocessing in 2023. These materials included financial / budgetary information and receipts, duplicate materials, insurance policies, and mass-produced travel brochures. Additionally, green fabric highlander poster, cardboard cutout of male highlander, base for an unknown second place grade IV award, and partial pen holder were removed to be disposed of according to donor wishes. Plaque, plate, flag, statue, medal, duplicate patches and base of savings bond award were removed to be returned to donor.

  • Materials such as financial / budgetary information and receipts, duplicate materials, insurance policies, newspaper clippings unrelated to the Scottish Highlanders, and mass-produced travel brochures. Ephemera and award material that fell outside of the collection scope or didn't have retention value were also removed. Two books about presidential inaugurations in which the Highlanders participated but were not mentioned in the book were removed.
Heather Stockman, 2010; Emily Schartz, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242