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Manuscript Collections List

The Special Collections staff has created guides to many archival series and manuscript collections. All of these guides are available in the Rod Library Special Collections room. Versions of some of these guides are also available here. As time permits, the staff will add more of these guides to the Special Collections Web pages.

MsC-1 Iowa Educational Media Association. Records. 1921-

MsC-2 Iowa Association for Counseling and Development (formerly the Iowa Personnel and Guidance Association).  Records, 1961-

MsC-3 Iowa Vocational Association. Records. 1949-1977.

MsC-4 Waterloo Urban Ministry. Records. 1968-1978.

MsC-5 College Hill Interdenominational Church. Records. 1926-1966.

MsC-6  Iowa Committee on Secondary School and College Relations. Records. 1911-1965.

MsC-7 Lindsay Seals. Lecture notebook,1839-1840.

MsC-8 The Teacher and the Parent: A Treatise Upon Common-School Education, by Charles Northend, c. 1853.

MsC-9  College Hill Merchants Association. Records.

MsC-10 Diane Brandt, 1938- . Papers.

MsC-11 League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties. Records. 1952-1974.

MsC-12 Black Hawk County Medical Society. Records, 1876-1969.

MsC-13 Siberius Y. Saito, 1908-80. Sketches, 1942.

MsC-14 Bryan-Chehock Family History. 1897-1997.

MsC-15 Cottontop Cooperative Society. Records.

MsC-16 Flora L. Bailey, d. 1974. Letters, sketches, 1939-1949.

MsC-17 Iowa Association of Cooperative Education. Records.

MsC-18 Wynegar Oral History Collection.

MsC-19 James T. Martin, Sr.,1916-2006. "Learning the 'Wright' Way" (Memoir of working on Cedar Rock with Frank Lloyd Wright)

MsC-20 Iowa Civil Liberties Union. Records.

MsC-21  Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society. Records.

MsC-22 Peter Hoffmann, 1930- . Papers, 1962-1968.

MsC-23 William L. Cramer, c. 1955- . Papers, 1973.

MsC-24 Collection of Old Newspapers, 1798- 

MsC-25 Steven Maravetz, c. 1957- . Manuscript, History of Minor League Baseball in Waterloo, Iowa, 1904-1918.

MsC-26 Willard R. Hansen, 1931- . Papers. 1971-81.

MsC-27  Joe Berg Foundation Science Seminar. Papers. 1959-1968.

MsC-28 Ted J. Anderson, 1943-2000. Papers, 1979-1984 .

MsC-29  Elizabeth C. Harnack. Diary. 1907-1908.

MsC-30 Charles E. Grassley Papers

MsC-31 Women in Communications, Northeast Iowa Chapter.

MsC-32 Farm Crisis Collection, 1980s.

MsC-33 Iowa Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

MsC-34 Central District, American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

MsC-35 Iowa Natural History Association. Records

MsC-36 Ruth Suckow Collection

MsC-37 Wilma Leslie Garnett Collection

MsC-38 Eugene Francis Grossman Collection

MsC-39  Ida Dytch. Correspondence

MsC-40 Louis Krauss and Emil Seifert. Amana Society Account Books

MsC-41 Papers of Indenture, England 1667

MsC-42 Grace Myers Elliott. Diaries and Photographs

MsC-43 Illinois Central Railroad Rules and Regulations Books, 1920-1940

MsC-44 Betty Jean Furgerson. Interview, 1992

MsC-45 "Century of Progress" Guides and Souvenirs, 1933

 MsC-46 George Poage German Pamphlet Collection

MsC-47 Grade and Attendance Book, Happy Hollow School No. 9, O'Brien County, Iowa, 1937-1945

MsC-48 Lynn Cutler. Papers

MsC-49 Donald Dean Avenson. Papers

MsC-50  Clarence Baldwin, 1896-1988. History of Waterloo Public Library

MsC-51 June Walters Bryan. "Memories of Clarke County Iowa One-Room Rural School, 1924-1942"

MsC-52 American Federation of Musicians, Waterloo Local 334 and Oelwein Local 483 Papers

MsC-53 William George Witt. Papers

MsC-54 Leon Mosley. Papers.

MsC-55 Freisian Family Collection

MsC-56  Elizabeth Bennett - Harriet Brainard Correspondence, 1896-1897

MsC-57 Roy White Collection

MsC-58 Citizens for Peace 

MsC-59 Richard Panek Waterloo Diamonds Collection 

MsC-60 Irma Dovey Papers 

MsC-61 William Thomas Pettit Papers 

MsC-62 Cedar Arts Forum, Records, Publications, and Papers 

MsC-63 Baby Care Pamphlets 

MsC-64 Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold Papers 

MsC-65 College Hill Arts Festival 

MsC-66 Miller Family Papers 

MsC-67 Practical Discourses on the Virtues and Duties of the Monastic State, by a monk of Melleray Abbey, 1826 

MsC-68 Jerre Tanner Collection

MsC-69 Harvey J. Hess Collection

MsC-70 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, Track and Field Advisory Committee records, 1968-2004

MsC-71 Agnes Hanus Collection, 1919-1936

MsC-72 Letter from John Ruskin, 1864

MsC-73 Letter regarding first surgical use of ether, 1899

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

MsC-75 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, 2006-2011

MsC -76 Central Association for Physical Education in Higher Education.  Records, 1971-1990

MsC-77 C. Hugh Pettersen papers

MsC-78 Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition.  Records, 1990-2011

MsC-79 Ella Pullman's Teaching Certificates, 1876-1901

MsC-80 Hovey Brom Architectural Collection

MsC-81 May E. Francis Collection

MsC-82 Robert W. Cox Railroad Collection

MsC-83 John Paul Thomas Collection

MsC-84 Wagoner World War II Correspondence

MsC-85 Mary O'Halloran Papers

MsC-86 Robert James Waller "Bridges of Madison County" typescript

MsC-87 Christian F. M. Westphal Immigration and Family Correspondence, 1856-1918

MsC-88 Gary Lettow Collection

MsC-89 Joy Corning Papers

Web page created by Library Assistant Susan A. Basye, December 1997; last modified, March 27, 2017 (DH).

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