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Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection

Identifier: IWA1347
Scope and Contents The Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection consists of the recording and transcript of one oral history interview conducted with Wichtendahl by Kate Orazem in 2023. The collection also contains a business card and a button representing Wichtendahl's campaign promotional materials.In her oral history interview, Wichtendahl discusses the development of her political beliefs, campaigns, and her experiences as a city councilor for Hiawatha, Iowa. Municipal topics covered in the interview include the passage of a higher minimum wage for Linn County in 2017, zoning and housing development, and strategies Wichtendahl used to lower property taxes while maintaining service levels in her community. Wichtendahl also narrates her personal biography, including reflections on growing up trans in an Iowa Christian family, memories of political awakening, her coming-out process, her divorce, and parenthood. She provides her analysis of anti-trans legislation in Iowa in the 2020s and...
Dates: 2023

Alberta Metcalf Kelly papers

Identifier: IWA0176

High school English teacher who was active in state and national Democratic Party politics during the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates: 1899-1994

Arthur A. Neu Papers

Identifier: MsC0460

Iowa State senator, 1967-1972 and Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1973-1978. Subject files, correspondence, speeches, etc.

Dates: 1965-1979; Majority of material found within 1970-1976

Ben F. Jensen Papers

Identifier: MsC0147

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, subject files, legislative records, and speeches relating to his career in the Congress.

Dates: 1939-1964

Carolyn Pendray papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1150

First woman elected to the Iowa General Assembly, representing Jackson County in both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate.

Dates: 1932

Charles E. Pickett Papers

Identifier: msc0171

U.S. Representative from Iowa and attorney. Subject files relating to his Congressional career. Includes campaign materials, and files on conservation, tariffs, pensions, and other subjects.

Dates: 1903-1922

Clyde L. Herring Papers

Identifier: MsC0068

Governor and U.S. Senator from Iowa. The papers primarily consist of political speeches and correspondence on topics ranging from neutrality to the Democratic conventions.

Dates: 1931-1942; Majority of material found within 1933-1937

Curtis Companies Inc. Records

Identifier: MsC0551
Abstract Founded in 1866 and dissolved in 1938, the Curtis Companies were a conglomerate of associated sash, door, and millwork companies that eventually consolidated into a single corporation. Includes correspondence, ledgers, journals, cashbooks, stockbooks, and minute books, with correspondence of U.S. Representative George M. Curtis.This collection consists almost entirely of financial ledgers for a Clinton, IA company founded in 1886 that specialized in architectural woodworking. Over the years it absorbed many other, smaller companies.Apart from financial records, there appears to be six indexed letter press books dating 1900-1904; one annual report with some text from the 1930s; an 1893 printed volume describing the company's products; and ditto drafts (the longest about 60 pages) of "The Evolution of Woodwork: A History of the Curtis Companies from Founding in 1886 to the 75th Anniversary in 1941." Arrangement...
Dates: 1869-1948

Edward J. McManus Papers

Identifier: MsC0258

Iowa state senator, lieutenant governor of Iowa, Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa, delegate to Democratic National Convention, and U.S. District Court Judge for Northern District of Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, telegrams, campaign material, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, tape recordings, phonograph recordings, and scrapbooks.

Dates: 1942-1964; Majority of material found within 1960-1969

Elizabeth Miller Richards papers

Identifier: IWA0737

Politician and women's rights activist from Red Oak, Iowa,who ran for Iowa state representative in 1966.

Dates: 1929-1996

Fred Dickinson Letts Papers

Identifier: MsC0072

Attorney, Congressman, and judge. Correspondence, family and personal records, with court decisions and speeches.

Dates: 1841-1965; Majority of material found within 1940-1969

Frederick Elliott Biermann Papers

Identifier: MsC0128

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, and campaign material relating to his years in the Congress.

Dates: 1932-1968

Harry Freeland Garrett Papers

Identifier: MsC0276

Iowa Supreme Court Justice and Iowa state legislator. Subject files relating to his career in law and politics. Includes correspondence, legal cases, law school reunions, etc.

Dates: 1911-1971; Majority of material found within 1958-1961

Iowa Women's Political Caucus records

Identifier: IWA0019

Organization to promote the advancement of women in politics.

Dates: 1972-1999

Jake More Papers

Identifier: MsC0187

Lawyer and State Chair of Iowa's Democratic State Central Committee. Speeches, correspondence, press releases, voter lists, financial reports, etc. all relating to More's involvement in Iowa's Democratic Party organization.

Dates: 1932-1968; Majority of material found within 1950-1968

James I. Dolliver Papers

Identifier: MsC0243

Attorney, U.S. Representative from Iowa, and Regional Legal Council for the International Cooperation Administration of the Middle East. Correspondence, speeches, and subject files relating to his career.

Dates: 1923-1962; Majority of material found within 1940-1960

Jennifer Riggs Cosson papers

Identifier: IWA0431

A known suffragist who was active in community and political circles in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1890-1943

John Loomis Stevens Papers

Identifier: MsC0005

Lawyer and politician of Boone, Iowa. Correspondence relating primarily to Steven's political activities, particularly in 1912.

Dates: 1873-1932

John R. Hansen Papers

Identifier: MsC0300

This collection is compiled of various documents of John Robert Hansen, Iowa politician.

Dates: 1965-1967

Josephine Gruhn papers

Identifier: IWA0382

Britt, Iowa-born member of the Iowa House of Representatives and vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture during the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Dates: 1982-1992

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