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Allen Motor Company Records

Identifier: msc0874

Records of the oldest auto dealership in Iowa, including financial records, newsletters, and photographs.

Dates: 1903-2006

Carl Weeks Papers

Identifier: msc0164

Businessman. Correspondence, speeches, advertising, etc. relating to the Armand Company (a cosmetics manufacturing firm in Des Moines, IA).

Dates: 1922-1957

Charles E. Strickland Papers

Identifier: msc0311

Mason City, Iowa, businessman. Correspondence and subject files documenting his business, political and civic interests. Topics include the Iowa Terminal Railroad and People's Gas and Electric Company of Mason City.

Dates: 1937-1972

Charlotte M. Smith Papers, Including the Records of the Tamazunchale Press

Identifier: msc0457

Publisher of miniature books in Newton, Iowa, founded by Charlotte and Thomas Smith. Correspondence, typescripts, proofs, advertising, contracts, etc., have been combined with Charlotte M. Smith's personal papers.

Dates: 1970-2001

Conger Reynolds Papers

Identifier: msc0183

Journalist, diplomat, and public relations expert. Subject files, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, etc. relating to his varied career, from WWI intelligence officer to Chicago Tribune editor in Paris to consulate official to public relations director for Standard Oil.

Dates: 1899-1970

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

Davenport Besler Corporation Papers

Identifier: msc0081

Business records of a liquidated Davenport, Iowa, locomotive manufacturing company.

Dates: 1909-1955

Delbert L. Trowbridge Papers

Identifier: msc0286

Iowa state legislator. Correspondence and subject files relating to legislative issues, Charles City and Iowa City, Iowa, and the Iowa Development Commission.

Dates: 1969-1973

Dexter Company Records

Identifier: msc0344

Washing machine manufacturing company in Fairfield, Iowa. Corporate records, financial reports, correspondence, patents, etc.

Dates: 1904-1954

Edwin T. Meredith Papers

Identifier: msc0121

Attorney and Iowa state legislator. Subject files and correspondence concerning his business, family and political career. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence dealing with business conditions during the 1920s and W.W.II, politics, family life.

Dates: 1898-1949

Farmers' Grain Dealers Association Papers

Identifier: msc0141
Dates: 1914-1943; Majority of material found in 1920-1940

George Kepner Papers

Identifier: msc0016

Business papers and correspondence relating primarily to Kepner's management of the Henry C. Potter Company dry goods store in Davenport, Iowa.

Dates: 1865-1866

George Weber Papers

Identifier: msc0269

Businessman and Iowa state senator. Subject files, correspondence, campaign material, legislation, and speeches documenting his legislative career.

Dates: 1955-1969

Harold and Goldie Lipsky Papers

Identifier: msc1158

This collection is made up of business files, correspondence, and various materials relating to the Jewish community in Chicago.

Dates: 1930-1989

Hertzberg Bindery/LBS Records

Identifier: msc0545

Scrapbooks, photographs, paper sample books, and other materials documenting the history of the Hertzberg Bookbindery in Des Moines (established 1920). The company was renamed Library Binding Service by the late 1930s and continues to operate as three divisions under that general name (usually abbreviated to LBS).

Records for a Des Moines company that began as a bookbindery in 1920 and has migrated to supplying bookbinding materials (particularly fabrics and pre-made endsheets) to the bookbinding trade. Collection include scapbooks documenting business activities and sample (display) books of printed binding fabrics which the firm specialized in from the late 1930s through the 1950s.

Dates: 1900-1990

Iowa Electric Light and Power Company Papers

Identifier: msc0146

Shareholders bulletins, operative and statistical reviews and documents related to registration of bonds.

Dates: 1932-1958

James A. Throop Records

Identifier: msc0076

Businessman and proprietor of the Mount Pleasant Free Press. One journal contains Throop's hardware store accounts and recipes kept by Bessie Throop. The other is a record book kept by the Loyal Union League of Henry County, Iowa, 1863-1864, which includes bylaws, meeting minutes, a membership list, etc.

Dates: 1860-1864

John Cantwell Reid Papers

Identifier: msc0436

Cedar Rapids, Iowa businessman; president of the National Oats Company; member of the Iowa State Board of Regents. Correspondence and memoranda relating to his term on the Board of Regents and his friendship with Grant Wood.

Dates: 1933-1962; Majority of material found in 1933-1942

John M. Lindly Papers

Identifier: msc0433

Pharmacist and banker from Winfield, Iowa. Diaries, scrapbook, and subject files documenting Lindly's career and family. Also includes historical materials relating to Winfield, Iowa.

Dates: 1828-1946; Majority of material found in 1890-1910

Keith/Albee Collection

Identifier: msc0356

Vaudeville, theater, and movie business. Clipping books, managers' report books, scrapbooks, business records, cash books, etc.

Dates: 1890-1952

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