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Wagoner World War II Correspondence



Biographical Information

Cecil Ralph Wagoner was born on February 17, 1911, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Orean F. and Bernice Wagoner. He had one brother, Harry, two stepbrothers, Gordon and William Sampson, and one stepsister, Gladys Sampson.

Mr. Wagoner worked for Iowa Public Service Company from 1929-1974, except during his military service from 1943-1946.

Archival/Manuscript Collection: 

May E. Francis Collection

Manuscript Record Series: MsC-81

May E. Francis Collection.  1.5 linear feet


May E. Francis was a distinguished alumna of the University of Northern Iowa.  She was a nationally recognized educator, author, scholar, and historian.  She was born November 2, 1880, in rural Mapleton, Minnesota.  Her given name was Mary, but she apparently used the name May throughout most of her professional life.

Archival/Manuscript Collection: 

Hovey Brom Architectural Collection

Manuscript Record Series: MsC - 80

Hovey Brom Architectural Collection.  1 linear foot


Thorson-Brom-Broshar-Snyder was a Waterloo architectural firm that was involved in the design of a number of buildings on the University of Northern Iowa campus, especially during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.  That company later became InVision Architecture. 

Archival/Manuscript Collection: 

C. Hugh Pettersen Papers

Manuscript collection:  MsC-77
C. Hugh Pettersen papers, 1979-2005.  2.75 linear feet

C. Hugh Pettersen graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College in 1955.  Mr. Pettersen owned several long-time businesses--a haberdashery and an art gallery--on 23rd Street on College Hill adjacent to the University of Northern Iowa campus.  He was a supporter of the arts, a leader of the College Hill community, and the founder of the College Hill Arts Festival. 

Archival/Manuscript Collection: 

Letter from Clara Barton to Fitzroy Sessions, 1906

MsC-74  Letter from Clara Barton to Fitzroy Sessions, 1906

In this four page handwritten letter, dated July 16, 1906, Clara Barton expresses regrets at not having visited Fitzroy Sessions during her recent trip through Iowa.  Mr. Sessions was a Cedar Falls resident, a Civil War veteran, and a cousin of Clara Barton.  Miss Barton talks about her busy schedule and her continued good health.

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