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John Edward Chapman Papers

Identifier: RG02.0009.004

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of John Edward Chapman include one scrapbook containing mainly newspaper clippings, photographs of campus scenes and classmates, degree, student's course book, and 1939 commencement-related printed matter.


  • Creation: 1935-1939


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

John Edward Chapman was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Nevada, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1933. In 1939 he received the bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received the Bronze Star. He married Isabel Yeager Jan. 23, 1945, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They had two children.

Mr. Chapman was employed by the U.S. Post Office for several years and at Montgomery Ward for 10 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of First Congregational Church, American Legion, and Sioux Valley Optimist Club of Sioux Falls. He died Oct. 4, 1991, at age 76.

[D. McCartney, July 2007].


0.25 Linear Feet

Method of Acquisition

The Papers of John Edward Chapman were donated to the University Archives by Douglas and Beth Chapman in 2006 as Accession 2006-95. Finding aid posted to the Internet July 2007.

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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