Manuscript Collections - Harold Royce Gross Papers

2022

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Harold Royce Gross Papers, 1930-1979
62 linear feet, 10 linear inches
(143 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harold Royce (H. R.) Gross represented Iowa’s third district as a Republican member of Congress from 1949 to 1975.  He served on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, eventually becoming the second-ranking Republican.  Gross also served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Manpower Utilization subcommittee. Although his Congressional career spanned five Presidencies, Gross neither initiated significant legislation nor chaired a House committee. Devoted to the concept of limited government, Gross opposed pork-barrel projects, even if they benefited his district. He retired from Congress in 1975.

Gross was born near Arispe, Iowa, on June 30, 1899.  He lived on the family farm until 1916, when he joined the United States Army’s border campaign against Mexico.  He served in France during World War I.  After the war, Gross attended journalism schools at Iowa State College (currently Iowa State University) and the University of Missouri.  Between the wars he took jobs as newspaper reporter and radio commentator in Iowa.  During the Great Depression, Gross wrote for the Iowa Union Farmer, earning a reputation as an advocate for farmers.  In 1940, Gross resigned from WHO radio in Des Moines to enter the Republican gubernatorial primary against the incumbent George Wilson.  Gross lost a close election, but carried many of Iowa’s rural counties.

In 1948 Gross successfully ran for Congress against incumbent John W. Gwynne, Iowa’s longest serving member of Congress.  He also won his next 12 campaigns for Congress, despite limited legislative accomplishments and minimalist campaigns, most of which were run for less than $1500. His only close race came in 1964 when Gross retained his seat by 419 votes and was the only Iowa Republican returned to Congress.

Gross was known for his fiscal conservatism, his conscientious study of issues, and his near-perfect attendance. Gross earned the reputation as ‘watchdog of the Treasury’ due to his careful reading of bills, willingness to take stands, and caustic commentary. He opposed all foreign aid, American intervention in Korea and Vietnam, raises for federal employees, and all Great Society measures, including Medicare. These positions earned Gross the enmity of his peers, but rarely stopped legislation. 

After retiring from Congress in 1975, Gross lived with his wife, Hazel, in the Washington DC area, so they could be close to their two sons, Philip and Alan.  H. R. Gross died in September 1987 at the age of eight-eight.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Harold Royce Gross papers primarily document his Congressional career and have been divided into seven series:

CORRESPONDENCE, 1948-1975
series contains over 31 linear feet of materials dating from 1948 to 1975 and has four sub-series: Congressional Correspondence, District Correspondence, Iowa Correspondence, and United States Correspondence. Nearly all of the Congressional and District correspondence was retained, although only major correspondents were retained for the Iowa and United States correspondence. The materials are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, although the District Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by county, thereunder by name of correspondent.

LEGISLATIVE FILES, 1949-1974
 document Gross’ legislative activities through three linear feet of material ranging from 1949 to 1974. The series primarily contains bills introduced by Gross, including his signature H.R. 144, introduced in each session to mandate a balanced budget. The remaining materials document his committee work, primarily on foreign affairs and civil service, and are arranged alphabetically by Committee.

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1948-1974
consists of just under 2 linear feet of files of frequent correspondents with Gross, including prominent Iowans, national figures, and newspapermen. 

PERSONAL PAPERS, 1930-1979,
 consists of 2 linear feet of material which document his work as a reporter, commentator, and radio broadcaster.  Of particular note are the issues of Iowa Union Farmer from the Great Depression, which contain articles and commentary by Gross.  Also of interest are five folders documenting Gross’ work in radio during the latter years of the Depression and World War II.  This series also contains biographical materials on Gross, including theses by James Butler and Bonita Dostal.

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FILES, 1940-1974
series documents all of Gross’ campaigns, beginning with the 1940 gubernatorial race through his runs for Congress. Materials include: clippings, correspondence, finances, and political literature and advertising.  The financial materials  are especially illuminating. The files are arranged chronologically by campaign, thereunder alphabetically by type of material.  

PRESS RELATIONS FILES, 1949-1974
include both press materials generated by Gross and press coverage of Gross. This series offers the best insight into the thinking of Gross through newsletters, press releases, and speeches. Of particular interest is his weekly constituent newsletter On the Capitol Firing Line, in which Gross offers a diary-like window into his political philosophy. This series runs 7 linear feet and is arranged alphabetically by type of material into four sub-series: articles, press releases, speeches, and weekly newsletter.  Within each sub-series, materials are chronological. 

SUBJECT FILES, 1948-1975
contain correspondence, memos, and clippings on issues in American political life and culture. Topics covered extensively include: civil rights, Congressional pay raises, the energy crisis, environmental issues, farming, housing, labor, trade and foreign aid, Sac-Fox (Mesquakie) Indians, Social Security, and the Vietnam War. The materials are arranged alphabetically by topic and total nearly fifteen linear feet.

FOLDER LIST

CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Box Contents

1

Congress members, 1949-1974

Adair, E. Ross (IN), 1965-1966
Anderson, John (IL), 1968-1974
Arends, Les (IL), 1950-1974
Armstrong, O. K. (MO), 1952-1973
Ashbrook, John (OH), 1972-1973
Baring, Walter (NV), 1961
Beerman, Ralph (NE), 1964
Belcher, Page (OK), 1964-1972
Belen, Fred (MI), 1950-1960
Bennett, Charles (FL), 1957-1968
Berry, E. Y. (SD), 1962-1973
Bingham, John (NY), 1971-1974
Bromwell, James (IA), 1961-1974
Bolton, Oliver and Frances (OH), 1955-1973
Bow, Frank (OH), 1958-1971
Brooks, Jack (TX), 1968-1973
Brooks, Overton (LA), 1959
Brookshier, Harry (FL), 1958-1973
Brown, Clarence (OH), 1953-1973
Broyhill, Joel (VA), 1964-1973
Buffett, Howard (NE), 1959-1963
Bush, George (TX), 1970-1971
Byrne, John (WI), 1959-1973
Carter, Steven (IA), 1959
Calver, George (House M.D.), 1948-1963
Church, Frank (ID), 1971
Church, Margaret (IL), 1958-1965
Clark, Dick (IA), 1974
Conte, Silvio (MA), 1969-1973
Cramer, Walter (FL), 1965-1966
Culver, John (IA), 1969-1974
Curtis, Carl (NE), 1965-1974
Curtis, Thomas (MO), 1963-1967
Dawson, William (UT), 1958-1963
Davis, James (GA), 1956-1972
Devine, Samuel (OH), 1965-1973
Dolliver, James (IA), 1955-1965
Douglas, Paul (IL), 1962-1964
Edwards, Jack (AL), 1957-1964
Flynt, John (GA), 1963-1973
Ford, Gerald (MI), 1970-1974
Foreman, Ed (NM), 1964-1969
Gillette, Guy (IA), 1949-1967
Goldwater, Barry (AZ), 1963-1973

2

Hall, Durwood (MO), 1964-1974
Halleck, Charles (IN), 1959-1970
Hebert, Edward (LA), 1949-1960
Heckler, Margaret (VA), 1967-1971
Helms, Jesse (NC), 1973
Hickenlooper, Bourke (IA), 1961-1973
Hoeven, Charles (IA), 1964-1974
Hoffman, Clare (MI), 1961-1967
Jacobs, Andrew (IN), 1971-1972
Johansen, August (MI), 1957-1973
Kilgore, Joe (TX), 1955-1965
Kuykendall, Dan (TN), 1973
Kyl, John (IA), 1961-1968
Laird, Melvin (WI), 1965-1972
Landgrebe, Earl (IN), 1968-1973 
LeCompte, Karl (IA), 1947-1971
Lemke, William (ND), 1949-1950
Martin, Joseph (MA), 1950-1965
Martin, Thomas (IA), 1953-1971
May, Catherine (WA), 1962-1966
Mayne, Wiley (IA), 1966-1972
Michel, Robert (IL), 1965-1971
Miller, Jack (IA), 1961-1971
Mills, Wilbur (AR), 1960-1968
Multer, Abraham (NY), 1965
Mundt, Karl (ND), 1968
Murray, Tom (TN), 1950-1961
Nix, Robert (PA), 1974
O’Hara, James (MI), 1956-1963
Passman, Otto (LA), 1949-1971
Pepper, Claude (FL), 1973
Philpin, Philip (MA), 1958-1971

3

Quie, Albert (MN), 1966-1968
Rarick, John (LA), 1967-1973
Ray, John (NY), 1957-1967
Reed, Daniel (NY), 1951-1955
Rees, Edward (KS), 1955-1974
Rhodes, John (AZ), 1965-1974
Rousselot, John (CA), 1961-1974
Saylor, John (PA), 1969-1970
Scherle, William (IA), 1966-1973
Schwengel, Fred (IA), 1953-1971
Scrivner, Errett (KS), 1958-1974
Smith, Alan (CA), 1970-1972
Smith, Margaret Chase (ME), 1950
Smith, Wint (KS), 1958-1974
Stassen, Harold (PA), 1950-1968
Talle, Henry (PA), 1951-1959
Thurmond, Strom (SC), 1973
Udall, Morris (UT), 1964-1972
Utt, Jim (CA), 1969
Vinson, Carl (GA), 1955-1961
Waggoner, Joe (LA), 1963-1974
Walker, Prentiss (MS), 1966-1967
Watkins, Arthur (UT), 1956
Weaver, Phil (NE), 1959-1962
Werdel, Thomas (CA), 1963-1964
Whitten, James (ME), 1961-1965
Wright, Jim (TX), 1967
Wyman, Louis (NH), 1963-1974
Young, John (TX), 1974

4

District – Black Hawk County, 1949-1974

Aa-Ad, 1950-1972
Adams, Frederick, 1960-1973
Ahlgreen, Mrs. T.C., 1954-1960
Allbee, Verle, 1956-1967
Ae-Am, 1950-1974
An, 1951-1973
Andrews, Jim, 1968-1972
Annis, N.S., 1959-1971
Ap-Az, 1949-1973
Ba-Bap, 1949-1974
Barfield, Kenneth, 1962-1968
Barger, Paul (Black Hawk County extension), 1950-1967
Barrows, Ralph, 1966-1974
Bar-Baz, 1949-1974
Beal, Robert (Iowa Securities Company), 1964-1969
Beal, W. W. (Iowa Securities Company), 1951-1959

5

Bea-Beo, 1953-1973
Bep-Bez, 1952-1966
Bergen, Gerald 1970-1974
Betsworth, Walter (Waterloo Municipal Airport), 1955-1973
Bia-Biz, 1949-1968
Bla-Bly, 1951-1972
Boa-Boz, 1951-1973
Borwig, Mrs. Frank, 1969-1973
Bra, 1951-1973
Bre-Bri, 1955-1971
Broa-Brou, 1950-1974
Brown-Broz, 1949-1972

6

Bru-Brz, 1951-1972
Bua-Buz, 1950-1971
Buck, Harrington, 1953-1967
Butler, Wendell (Callaway County), 1951
Butterfield, Dewey (Black Hawk County treasurer), 1955-1973
Caa-Cam, 1953-1972
Can-Caz, 1953-1972
Canby, Gerald, 1968-1969
Carnes, Z.A., 1952-1966
Cea-Cez, 1950-1973
Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce, 1957-1972
Cedar Falls Municipal Utilities, 1951-1965
Cedar Falls Public Schools, 1951-1974
Cha-Chz, 1950-1974
Chapman, J.H., 1948-1951
Chilton, Craig, 1970-1974
Cia-Cly, 1949-1972
Coa-Col, 1949-1972
Colton, Donald, 1961-1974
Com-Con, 1952-1969
Coo-Coz, 1949-1972
Cra-Crz, 1949-1974
Cua-Cuz, 1953-1969
Daa-Daz, 1951-1974
Dea-Dem, 1951-1972
Deere & Company (Waterloo), 1950-1973
Den-Dez, 1951-1974
Dia-Diz, 1952-1974
Doa-Dry, 1950-1974
Dua-Dz, 1951-1974

8

Ea-Ek, 1951-1973
El-Er, 1949-1973
Es-Ez, 1949-1972
Faa-Faz,1953-1974
Fea-Fez, 1951-1973
Fia-Fly, 1951-1974
Findley, Tom, 1950-1955
Foa-Foz, 1949-1974
Fox, James, 1963-1973
Fra-Fz, 1950-1972
Francis, Mary, 1964-1966
Freidley, Roy, 1951-1957
Frenzel, Clara, 1957-1973
Gaa-Gaz, 1949-1974
Gates College, 1958-1965
Gea-Gj, 1950-1972

9

Gla-Goz, 1951-1972
Gra-Gre, 1950-1973
Gri-Gry, 1950-1972
Gua-Gz, 1951-1971
Haa-Ham, 1951-1973
Han-Hap, 1951-1974
Hara-Harz, 1949-1974
Has-Haz, 1950-1974
Hauser, Herbert, 1954-1960
Hawkeye Institute of Technology (Travis Martin), 1967-1974
Hawkeye Steel Products, 1951-1967

10

Hea-Hee, 1949-1973
Hei-Hem, 1958-1974
Hen-Her, 1958-1973
Hes-Hez, 1951-1972
Hia-Hiz, 1951-1974
Hinson Manufacturing (William Hinson), 1950-1972
Hird, Mr. and Mrs. Robert, 1950-1974
Hoa-Hog, 1949-1970
Hoh-Hoo, 1952-1974
Hop-Hos, 1950-1974
Hot-Hoz, 1949-1971
Howard, Donald, 1950-1963
Hua-Huf, 1953-1973
Hug-Huz, 1950-1973
Hughes, L.N., 1950-1964

11

Ia-Iz, 1955-1974
Jaa-Jaz, 1957-1973
Jacobsen, James, 1969-1973
Jarman, L.P., 1962-1974
Jea-Jez, 1951-1974
Jerald Sulky Co. (S. E. Jerald), 1949-1972
Jia-Joz, 1950-1974
Joens, Merwyn, 1960-1974
Jua-Juz, 1951-1974
Kaa-Kaz, 1954-1974
Kea-Khz, 1953-1974
Kerbey, William, 1968-1974
Kia-Kiz, 1956-1974
Kimm, Mrs. Raymond (editor Connecting Link), 1952-1974
Kla-Kny, 1949-1974

12 

Koa-Koz, 1951-1973
Kra-Kry, 1951-1973
Kua-Kz, 1951-1973
KWWL (Waterloo radio and TV), 1951-1968
Laa-Lap, 1950-1973
Lamson, Russell, 1951-1965
La Porte (city of), 1951-1967
Lar-Laz, 1952-1973
Lea-Lez, 1950-1973
League of Women Voters, 1954-1972
Lia-Liz, 1949-1972
Lichty, Robert, 1949-1967
Loa-Loz, 1953-1973
Lua-Lyz, 1949-1974

13

McA-McF, 1950-1973
McG-McV, 1949-1972
Maa-Maq, 1951-1974
Mar-Mas, 1955-1971
Mark, Mrs. M. B., 1951-1954
Mat-Maz, 1952-1974
Mea-Mez, 1951-1973
Mia-Miz, 1959-1970
Miller, 1950-1971
Miller Construction (Waterloo), 1950-1958
Moa-Mon, 1956-1974
Moo-Moz, 1950-1973
Mua-Myz, 1952-1973

14

Naa-Naz, 1958-1974
Nea-Nez, 1950-1974
Nia-Niz, 1961-1973
Noa-Nz, 1954-1974
Oa-Oj, 1950-1972
Ok-Oz, 1949-1973
Paa-Paz, 1949-1973
Palmer, Harold (Waterloo Rotary), 1951-1971
Park, Robert, 1957-1968
Parks, Barney (E. B. Parks Co.), 1951-1971
Parr, M. W., 1961-1966
Pea-Pez, 1951-1972
Pease, Roger (Black Hawk Co. Republican Committee), 1965-1972
Pederson, Fred (Waterloo Building Trades), 1955-1971
Petersen-Peterson, 1955-1972

15

Pfa-Piz, 1955-1973
Phelps, Gardner, 1949-1974
Pla-Poz, 1949-1971
Pra-Pz, 1949-1974
Q, 1951-1973
Raa-Raz, 1950-1967
Rath Packing Company (General), 1957-1972
Rath Packing Company (Joe Gibson), 1960-1965
Rath Packing Company (Howard Rath), 1951-1971
Rath Packing Company (R. A. Rath), 1951-1961
Rath Packing Company (Harold Soules), 1957-1961
Rea-Rez, 1950-1971
Repass, Fred, 1949-1968

16

Ria-Riz, 1950-1972
Roa-Roq, 1950-1972
Ror-Roz, 1950-1954
Rua-Rz, 1954-1972
Saa-Saz, 1950-1973
Sacket, R. E., 1957-1973
Scha-Sche, 1949-1972
Schi-Scho, 1951-9173
Schr-Schz, 1950-1971
Sco-Scu, 1949-1974
Sea-Sez, 1949-1970

17

Selensky, Kate, 1957-1968
Selzer, L.Q. (Selzer’s Furniture), 1949-1957
Sha-Shy, 1949-1973
Sia-Smz, 1949-1973
Smith-Smythe, 1949-1972
Sna-Soz, 1951-1973
Snodgrass, Jack, 1949-1956
Spa-Spz, 1961-1973
Spensky, D. J., 1966-1969
Staa-Staz, 1951-1974
Stea-Stez, 1950-1971
Sti-Sto, 1949-1974
Str-Stz, 1958-1972
Strayer, George (American Soybean Association), 1951-1973

18

Sua-Suz, 1952-1973
Swa-Swz, 1952-1971
Taa-Tez, 1951-1973
Terry, Meryl (Terry’s Flying Service), 1949-1963
Tha-Thz, 1951-1972
Tia-Toz, 1949-1972
Touchae, Pat (Waterloo Chamber of Commerce), 1951-1956
Tra-Trz, 1949-1973
Tua-Tz, 1950-1974
U, 1958-1971
V, 1953-1974
Viking Pump Company (General), 1950-1970
Viking Pump Company (George Newman), 1951-1967
Viking Pump Company (Stanley Peterson), 1949-1964
Viking Pump Company (Woodrow Stingley), 1950-1954
Viking Pump Company (J. George Wyth), 1949-1954

19

Waa-Wal, 1950-1972
Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Richard, 1951-1973
Walker, Lowell, 1949-1974
Walters, John, 1961-1967
Wam-Waz, 1950-1974
Waterloo Businesses, 1950-1973
Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, 1958-1973
Waterloo, City of (includes urban renewal), 1954-1974
Waterloo Public Library, 1951-1974
Waterloo Public Schools, 1951-1974

20

Wea-Wez, 1949-1973
Weber, Thelma (3rd District Republican Women), 1949-1974
Wha-Why, 1950-1970
Wia-Wik, 1952-1974
Wil, 1951-1972
Wilson, 1952-1971
Wim-Wiz, 1953-1974
Woa-Woz, 1957-1974
Wra-Wy, 1951-1974
X-Y, 1959-1971
Z, 1950-1968

21

District – Bremer County, 1949-1974

A, 1956-1974
B, 1950-1974
C, 1949-1973
Creger, Harry, 1949-1953
D, 1951-1974
Droste, Arthur, 1949-1972
E, 1958-1973
F, 1949-1974
G, 1949-1974
Gordon, Margaret (Iowa Council of Republican Women), 1957-1971
Haa-Haz, 1952-1974
Hahle, W. C., 1952-1969
Hea-Hez, 1951-1974

22

Hia-Hiz, 1959-1974
Hoa-Hz, 1952-1968
I, 1950-1974
J, 1952-1971
K, 1951-1974
Kehe, L. W. (Kehe Construction), 1953-1974
L, 1950-1974
Mc-Mac, 1955-1972
Maa-Mez, 1951-1974
Mia-My, 1950-1974
N, 1953-1972
O, 1951-1968
Osincup, F. W. (Waverly mayor), 1951-1964
Osincup, L. C. (Mowbrey Corp.), 1950-1964
P-Q, 1949-1973
R, 1950-1973
Reeve, Oliver, 1950-1961
Roach, Howard (Soybean Corporation of America), 1952-1967

23

Saa-Scz, 1950-1972
Schield Brothers - Schield Bantam, 1954-1969
Schoenbohm, Rev. F. E., 1954-1968
Sea-Sm, 1952-1974
Sna-Sz, 1950-1973
T, 1950-1968
U-V, 1962-1973
Waa-Waz, 1951-1969
Wartburg College, 1950-1972
Wartburg College Library, 1949-1972
Waverly Public Library, 1951-1960
Wea-Why, 1950-1973
Wia-Wiz, 1950-1972
Winks, Leo, 1950-1965
Woa-Wy, 1950-1963
Y, 1957-1974
Z, 1951-1974

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District – Buchanan County, 1973-1974
District – Butler County, 1949-1974 

A, 1952-1974
Baa-Baz, 1951-1973
Bea-Boz, 1952-1971
Bra-Bz, 1952-1972
C, 1950-1972
Chester, Edith (candidate for Iowa House), 1950-1954
D, 1954-1973
E, 1953-1965
F, 1949-1973
G, 1949-1973
Ha-He, 1956-1971
Hi-Hy, 1952-1974
I-J, 1953-1974
Johnson, Remka, 1950-1968
K, 1951-1973
L, 1951-1969

25

Mac-Maz, 1951-1974
Me-My, 1950-1974
N, 1950-1972
O, 1956-1967
P-Q, 1950-1974
R, 1950-1974
Sa, 1960-1973
Sea-Sly, 1953-1974
Sma-Spy, 1950-1968
Sta-Sz, 1953-1974
T-U, 1957-1973
V, 1949-1974
W, 1949-1974
Woodley, Mahlon, 1972-1974 (see Correspondence-Iowa)
Y, 1961-1971
Z, 1950-1974

26

District – Cerro Gordo County, 1949-1974

Aa-Al, 1950-1974
Adams, Dr. C. O., 1950-1960
Am-Az, 1949-1974
Ba, 1954-1972
Be, 1952-1971
Belding, Lynn, 1959-1963
Bi-Bl, 1949-1974
Bo, 1951-1974
Br, 1949-1972
Bu-By, 1949-1974
Ca, 1949-1974
Ce-Ch, 1952-1971
Ci-Cn, 1951-1971
Co-Cr, 1950-1973
Cu-Cz, 1951-1974
Da, 1951-1970

27

De, 1953-1974
Di, 1952-1973
Do-Dz, 1949-1974
E, 1949-1974
Fa-Fi, 1952-1974
First National Bank of Mason City, 1949-1968
Fl-Fu, 1952-1974
Ga-Gi, 1950-1974
Gl-Gy, 1949-1972
Ha, 1949-1974
Hamilton College (W. R. Hamilton), 1950-1969
He, 1951-1969
Hi, 1951-1970

28

Ho, 1952-1974
Hu-Hy, 1950-1972
I, 1952-1970
Ja-Ji, 1953-1973
Ju-Jy, 1949-1973
Ka-Ke, 1956-1973
Kenner, George, 1950-1971
Ki-Kl, 1950-1973
Kn-Ko, 1949-1972
Kr-Ky, 1960-1974
La, 1959-1973
Le, 1952-1971
League of Women Voters, 1956-1968
Li, 1949-1971
Lo-Ly, 1950-1973

29

Mac-Mc, 1950-1969
Ma, 1950-1974
Mason City Chamber of Commerce, 1949-1973
Mason City (city of), 1970-1974
Mason City Public Library, 1956-1963
Me, 1952-1970
Mi, 1950-1973
Mo, 1952-1974
Moody, Mrs. C. D., 1961-1974
Morgan, Dr. Howard, 1950-1966
Mu-My, 1954-1969
Na-Ne, 1949-1973
Ni-Nu, 1952-1971
North Iowa Area Community College, 1971-1974
North Iowa Soybean Corporation, 1951-1965

30

O, 1949-1974
Pa, 1950-1974
Patton, A. O. (Metal Craft, Inc.), 1956-1968
Pe-Ph, 1950-1974
Pi, 1951-1971
Po-Py, 1949-1973
Ra-Re, 1950-1968
Ri-Ry, 1949-1973
Sa, 1959-1972
Sc, 1952-1974
Schools, 1954-1974
Schultheis, Kenneth, 1961-1968
Se-Sl, 1949-1974
Sm-Sp, 1959-1974
Smail, Mrs. L. M., 1958-1973
Smith, 1949-1970
St, 1949-1974
Stephens, Ray (Iowa’s weather eye), 1971-1972
Su-Sz, 1952-1972
Swanson, Dr. L.W., 1950-1974
Ta-Th, 1952-1974
Ti-Ty, 1959-1971
U-V, 1949-1970
Wa-Wh, 1954-1974
Wi-Wy, 1954-1972
X-Y-Z, 1954-1974

32

District – Chickasaw County, 1949-1974

A, 1949-1970
B, 1954-1974
C, 1949-1974
Cronin, John, 1950-1969
D, 1950-1974
E, 1954-1971
F, 1954-1974
G, 1949-1974
Ha-He, 1949-1973
Hi-Hy, 1949-1974
I-J, 1952-1968
K, 1952-1974

33

L, 1954-1970
M, 1951-1971
Menges, Joseph, 1950-1971
Mikes, Mr. and Mrs. Frank, 1956-1969
N, 1950-1972
O, 1953-1974
P-Q, 1953-1974
R, 1956-1972
Sa-Sh, 1952-1974
Si-Sy, 1949-1974
T-U-V, 1954-1973
W, 1952-1974
X-Y-Z, 1955-1974

34

District – Floyd County, 1949-1974

A, 1960-1974
B, 1949-1974
C, 1950-1973
D, 1953-1973
Doyle, Walter (Conoyer-Doyle, Inc.), 1952-1962
E, 1954-1969
F, 1952-1974
G, 1957-1973
H, 1951-1974
Henke, E. W. (Republican State Central Committee), 1957-1960
I-J, 1950-1969
Jacobs, O. L., 1965-1971
K, 1955-1973
L, 1950-1971

35

Mac-Mc, 1954-1973
Maa-Maz, 1956-1969
Mayfield Labs (Charles City), 1959-1973
Me-My, 1958-1973
N-O, 1951-1974
P-Q, 1953-1973
R, 1961-1974
Sa-Sl, 1952-1969
Salisbury Labs (Charles City), 1951-1972
Sm-Sp, 1958-1973
St-Sz, 1957-1974
Sullivan, B. C., 1963-1973
T, 1956-1973
U-V, 1962-1966
W, 1953-1970
Woodall, E. W., 1949-1958
X-Y-Z, 1952-1968

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District – Franklin County, 1949-1974

A, 1951-1973
B, 1951-1974
Blum, Lee and Joyce, 1957-1974
C, 1952-1971
D, 1951-1974
Day, Ralph (Ackley Food Processing), 1962-1974
E, 1955-1972
Elling, Albert, 1951-1974
F, 1954-1971
G, 1949-1974
Geddes, J. Howard, 1951-1966
Gnade, Mrs. H. A., 1952-1973
H, 1951-1974
I-J, 1953-1973
K, 1955-1974

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L, 1951-1968
Mac-Maz, 1952-1971
Me-My, 1951-1972
N-O, 1955-1974
P, 1951-1974
Q-R, 1956-1973
Reiken, Mrs. Harvey, 1972-1974
Sa-Sch, 1951-1969
Se-Sp, 1954-1973
St-Sz, 1951-1971
T, 1952-1971
U-V, 1950-1972
W, 1952-1974
X-Y-Z, 1953-1972

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District – Grundy County, 1949-1972

A, 1949-1972
B, 1951-1974
C, 1950
D, 1952-1974
E, 1949-1974
F, 1954-1974
G, 1952-1973
Gregory, F. M. (Farmers’ Cooperative Service), 1952-1967
H-J, 1958-1974
K, 1950-1971
Knaack, Otto, 1952-1974
L, 1949-1974
M, 1951-1974
N-P, 1952-1974
Q-R, 1950-1974
S, 1949-1974
T, 1950-1974
U-V, 1951-1972
W-X-Y-Z, 1949-1973
Wasta, Rev. Wayne, 1960-1964

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District – Hamilton County, 1963-1974

A-B-C, 1963-1973
D-E-F-G, 1965-1974
H-I-J, 1965-1972
Johnson, Henry, 1963-1974
K-L-M, 1963-1974
N-O-P-Q, 1963-1974
R-S, 1964-1973
T-U-V, 1965-1969
W-X-Y-Z, 1963-1973
Wood, Charles, 1963-1974

District – Hancock County, 1963-1974

 A-B-C, 1963-1973
D-E-F, 1966-1974
G-H, 1964-1974
I-J-K, 1965-1974
L-M, 1966-1973
N-O-P, 1964-1972
Q-R, 1964-1974
S, 1964-1973
T-U-V, 1965-1972
W-X-Y-Z, 1963-1973

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District – Hardin County, 1949-1974

A, 1951-1973
B, 1951-9173
Baker, Mr. and Mrs. George, 1951-1972
Beran, F. V. (Beran Lumber), 1953-1966
Boeke, Harold, 1952-1966
Bourne, Kenneth, 1967-1974
Bramwell, W. K. (Hardin County Savings Bank), 1949-1959
C, 1952-1974
D, 1951-1972
E, 1950-1974
Ellsworth College, 1951-1971
F, 1949-1972
G, 1950-1974
H, 1949-1974
Hardin County Supt. of Schools (K. S. Kuelin), 1955-1972

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I, 1951-973
Iowa Training School for Boys, 1962-1970
J, 1949-1972
K, 1952-1973
Kilmer, Rev. John (Northern Iowa Methodist Conference), 1951-1968
L, 1952-1974
M, 1949-1970
Muessigman, Fred, 1949-1966
N, 1951-1971
O, 1949-1974
P-Q, 1950-1968
R, 1950-1974
Rains, Marion, 1952-1966
Reese, R. L. (Brookside Farms), 1951-1965
S, 1950-1974
T, 1950-1971
U-V, 1949-1968
W, 1951-1972
X-Y-Z, 1960-1966

District – Howard County, 1949-1974

A, 1950-1970
B, 1950-1973
C, 1949-1974
D, 1949-1970
E, 1951-1972
F, 1949-1971
G, 1953-1973

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H, 1949-1971
I-J, 1952-1974
K, 1951-1974
L, 1951-1974
M, 1953-1973
Mason, Roger and Lois, 1958-1974
N-O, 1950-1973
P-Q, 1950-1974
R, 1958-1974
S, 1950-1971
Smith, Michael, 1951-1969
Sullivan, Frank, 1950-1958
T, 1949-1972
U-V, 1950-1974
W, 1952-1973
X-Y-Z, 1951-1967

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District – Marshall County, 1949-1974

A, 1951-1962
B, 1949-1974
C, 1950-1974
Cooper Manufacturing (Marshalltown), 1957-1974
D, 1954-1961
E, 1949-1959
F, 1949-1962
Fisher Governor Co. (Marshalltown), 1950-1961
G, 1950-1962
H, 1950-1974
Haug, Mrs. B., 1950-1962
I, 1954-1962

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J, 1951-1961
K, 1950-1960
Kiowa Corporation (Walter Brown), 1950-1959
Kiowa Corporation (Ralph McCague), 1949-1974
L, 1950-1974
Mac-Mc, 1949-1962
MacCannon, Rev. Robert, 1949-1960
Ma-Me, 1955-1974
Marshalltown Centennial, 1953
Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, 1950-1961
Mi-My, 1951-1974
N, 1950-1974
Norris, Paul (Marshalltown Times-Reporter), 1950-1962

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O, 1950-1960
P-Q, 1949-1974
Pattie, J. W., 1950-1952
Pickering, Charles (Marshalltown Trade and Labor), 1949-1954
Powers, Cora, 1949-1955
R, 1952-1974
Sa-Sh, 1950-1961
Scott, Ray, 1950-1954
Si-Sy, 1950-1962
T, 1949-1959
U-V, 1950-1974
W, 1950-1962
X-Y-Z, 1949-1954

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District – Mitchell County, 1949-1974

A, 1950-1974
B, 1950-1974
C, 1954-1973
D, 1949-1974
E-F, 1949-1974
G, 1949-1972
H, 1950-1974
I-J, 1959-1974
K, 1949-1974
L, 1950-1973
M, 1950-1973
Mitchell County Farm Bureau, 1956
Mitchell County Memorial Hospital, 1949-1958
N, 1951-1974
O, 1952-1974

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P-Q, 1954-1974
R, 1955-1972
S, 1951-1973
T, 1951-1968
U, 1962-1973
V, 1960-1970
W, 1951-1970
Walker, Alys, 1954-1772
Weber, Ed, 1951-1963
X-Y-Z, 1951-1963

District – Tama County, 1949-1974

 A-B, 1950-1974
C, 1949-1974
D, 1949-1962
E-F, 1949-1961
G, 1949-1961
H-I-J, 1949-1962

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K, 1950-1974
L, 1949-1974
M, 1950-1974
N-O, 1952-1974
P-Q, 1952-1974
R, 1952-1973
S, 1952-1974
Sac Fox Tribe (Meskwaki), 1949-1959 (2 folders)
T, 1951-1974
U-V, 1949-1959
W, 1950-1961
X-Y-Z, 1952-1955

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District – Worth County, 1949-1974

A-B, 1951-1974
C-D, 1956-1972
E-F, 1950-1970
G-H, 1952-1974
Holden, Arthur, 1949-1972
I-J, 1951-1973
K-L, 1951-1973
M, 1951-1972
N-O, 1950-1972
P-Q, 1958-1969
R, 1954-1974
S, 1951-1971
T, 1951-1974
U-V, 1954-1968
Urbatsch, Fred, 1960-1972
Veenker, John, 1950-1968
W, 1950-1974
X-Y-Z, 1967-1974

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District – Wright County, 1963-1974

A-B, 1963-1970
C, 1963-1974
D, 1964-1974
E-F, 1963-1972
G-H, 1966-1974
I-J, 1963-1974
K, 1964-1973
L, 1966-1973
M, 1964-1974
N-O, 1963-1968
P-Q, 1963-1973
R, 1963-1974
S, 1963-1973
T, 1967-1973
U-V, 1965-1969
W, 1963-1970
X-Y-Z, 1970

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Iowa, 1948-1974

Ackerson, Melvin, 1961-1967
Adams, Robert (University of Dubuque), 1962-1967
Akin, Rev. Louis (Carroll), 1962-1966
American Institute of Business (Des Moines), 1953-1963
Anderson, John (Storm Lake Tribune), 1965-1967
Andrews, Fred, 1961-1964
Archie, Willard (Shenandoah Evening Sentinel), 1949-1963
Associated General Contractors of Iowa, 1951-1970
Baker, Velma, 1969-1970
Banker’s Life Company (Des Moines), 1966-1968
Beck, D. E., 1956-1964
Beh, Carlton, 1958-1967
Beisser, Conrad, 1961-1963
Benson, Charles, 1972-1974
Berry, Don (Indianola Record-Herald), 1950-1966
Bierring, Dr. Walter (Iowa State Board of Health), 1949-1950
Bisenius, Mrs. E. J., 1965-1968
Black, Edwin (Preston Times), 1964-1971
Black, N. P. (Iowa Supt. of Banking), 1949-1959
Blake, Gertrude and Jerry, 1953-1963
Blue, Robert (former Governor), 1954-1958
Bonnett, Orville, 1965-1966
Boofter, Earl, 1967-1968
Borgstrand, Dwight, 1967
Brady, John (Brady Motorfrate), 1962-1966
Breen, Edward (KVFD-TV and KQTV, Fort Dodge), 1956-1974
Brown, Ella, 1967-1971
Brunk, Gregory, 1949-1963
Buckles, Gerald, 1961-1969
Bucksbaum, Martin (General Manufacturing Group), 1958-1969
Bull, Russell (UPWA-District 3), 1949-1955
Burlingame, Robert (Iowa Employers’ Organization), 1949-1958
Byron, Myrtle, 1966-1967

53

Cadwallader, Mary, 1951-1953
Carlisle, W. L., 1967-1970
Carlson, Elmer (Audubon News Guide), 1954-1956
Chalupsky, Mr. and Mrs. Paul, 1956-1958
Champion, Lee (Fairfield College), 1964-1965
Chapman, Marti, 1971-1974
Charlson, William, 1970-1973
Cherney, Richard (Fort Madison city assessor), 1950-1957
Christensen, Oscar (Christensen’s Café), 1963
Clark, Sam, 1965-1968
Clinton Machine Co., 1951-1952
Coffeen, A. R., 1951-1957
Coleman, J. R. (Iowa Electrical Contractors), 1952
Collins, Edward, 19667
Collins Radio, 1971-1973
Cosson, George, 1959-1961
Crozier, Mrs. M., 1969-1974
Culbertson, Robert, 1962-1964
Cumps, Andy, 1952-1965
De Haan, Caroline, 1951-1956
Delaney, Katherine, 1958-1963
Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 1961-1974
Dewey, Claire, 1952-1963
Dickinson, Earl, 1962-1967
Disch, Elmer, 1956-1971
Doll, Andrew, 1967-1972
Donnett, Marion, 1950-1967
Dunning, Elizabeth, 1961-1967
Edgerley Company, 1952-1963
Engel, Frank, 1964-1973
Engle, Paul (University of Iowa), 1966-1973
Erickson Co. (Des Moines), 1951-1954

54

Fairall, Laurence, 1949-1963
Fagan, E. P., 1949-1953
Fallow, Dick (Iowa Farmers’ Union), 1950-1952
Fankhauser, Dr. A. P., 1964-1967
Farmers’ Grain Dealers, 1952-1973
Finks, Lloyd, 1957-1966
Fleming, Mrs. Jackie, 1962-1969
Foster, Dr. Cora, 1951-1958
Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. Julian, 1959-1966
Goeppinger, Walter, 1963-1968
Grask, Stephen (Grask Motorhomes), 1951-1963
Gustafson, Joseph, 1957-1974
Hall, Dr. C. C., 1957-1970
Hamilton Co. (Cedar Rapids), 1949-1952
Hansen, J. E., 1953-1964
Helton, Alice, 1962-1964
Hennings, Margaret (Iowa Council of Republican Women), 1959
Henry, Ben (Iowa CIO), 1950-1955
Henry, Jim (Board in Control of State Institutions), 1961-1965
Hicklin, Mike (Iowa Railway Association), 1954-1971
Hoerner Boxes Inc. (W. W. Jackson), 1956-1958
Holst, Bertram (Holst Farms, Holst Publishing), 1954-1970
Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron, 1949-1957
Huff, Thomas (American Serum Co.), 1958-1964
Huss, Dewey, 1951-1956

55

Inman, Mrs. Gerald (Davenport), 1955-1972
Iowa Bankers’ Association (Frank Warren), 1950-1962
Iowa Creameries Association, 1952-1963
Iowa Employment Security Commission, 1960-1963
Iowa Food Distribution Assoc. (Ralph Kittinger), 1956-1963 (see Wholesale)
Iowa Good Roads Association, 1951-1963
Iowa Grain and Feed Association, 1966-1971
Iowa Hospital Association, 1967-1974
Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric, 1965-1969
Iowa Manufacturers’ Association, 1950-1970
Iowa Medical Society, 1948-1973
Iowa Motor Truck Association (L. E. Crowley), 1951-1962
Iowa Nurses Association, 1950-1963
Iowa Nursing Home Association, 1958-1971
Iowa Pharmaceutical Association, 1949-1962

56

Iowa Public Service Co. (General), 1967-1971
Iowa Public Service Co. (Frank Griffith), 1965-1966
Iowa Public Service Co. (Ed Ruisch), 1950-1971 (see also Ruisch)
Iowa Railway Committee, 1958-1964 (see also Hicklin)
Iowa Retail Federation (Bill Silliman), 1961-1963 (see also Silliman)
Iowa State Bar Association, 1953-1967
Iowa State Federation of Labor, 1950-1964
Iowa State Industrial Union (Ken Everhart, CIO), 1950-1964
Iowa (State of) Aeronautics Commission, 1959-1969
Iowa (State of) Civil Defense Division, 1966-1970
Iowa (State of) Commerce Council, 1949-1950
Iowa (State of) Commission for the Blind, 1969-1974
Iowa (State of) Commission on Aging, 1969-1974
Iowa (State of) Crime Commission, 1968-1972

57

Iowa (State of) Department of Agriculture, 1973-1974
Iowa (State of) Department of Public Health, 1955-1971
Iowa (State of) Department of Public Instruction (J. Parker), 1951-1954
Iowa (State of) Department of Public Instruction (Vocational Ed.), 1956-1970
Iowa (State of) Department of Public Instruction (J. Wright), 1952-1960
Iowa (State of) Department of Public Safety, 1965-1973
Iowa (State of) Department of Social Services, 1969-1974
Iowa (State of) Department of Social Welfare, 1965-1967
Iowa (State of) Employment Security Commission, 1964-1971
Iowa (State of) Geological Survey, 1969-1974
Iowa (State of) Insurance Department (L. Worthington), 1969-1971
Iowa (State of) State Fair, 1950-1970
Iowa (State of) State Historical Society, 1950-1970
Jaggard, Dr. R. S., 1963-1972
Jenkins, C. B (Dubuque), 1960-1967
Jones, Reuben, 1964-1973

58

Kahl, Alfred (Iowa Automobile Dealers), 1954-1964
Kimbal, D. L, 1967-1974           
Kimmel, Joseph (Republic Electric), 1951-1974
King, Albion (Cornell College), 1961
King, Loren (King Pin Company), 1963
Klein, Emma (Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs), 1949-1950
Knutson, John, 19501951
Kucharo, Rosalind, 1967-1973
Kumm, John, 1960-1964
Kuyper, Peter (Rolscreen Inc.), 1959-1969
Larson, Dr. F. S., 1964
Leachman, James, 1961-1963
League of Women Voters, 1958-1974
Leighty, Mr. and Mrs. Roy, 1951-1957
LeMars Globe-Post (R. F. Starzl), 1951-963
Lessman, H. F. (Lessman Engineering), 1970-1971
Lincoln, Hazel, 1963-1968
Logsdon, Nancy, 1963-1971
Lomas, Anna (Republican National Committee), 1954-1973
Lundy, Hugh, 1966-1974
Lutheran Social Services of Iowa, 1969-1974
McCarthy, A. E., 1961-1971
McDonald, Murl, 1950-1960

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Mahon, Don (National Federation of Independent Unions), 1951-1964
Marcovis, Leo, 1951-1974
Martin, Mrs. Bert, 1965-1968
Master Builders of Iowa, 1948-1971
Mathieson, A. P., 1967-1974
Maytag Company, 1949-1963
Meredith Publishing, 1957-1964
Methodist Church of Iowa, 1958-1974
Meyer, Rev. Luther, 1953-1959
Miller, Walter (Keokuk Steel Casting), 1965-1968
Morrell & Company (Ottumwa), 1952-1959
Mosnat, Ray, 1949-1960
Motor Club of Iowa, 1950-1971
National Oats Co. (Cedar Rapids), 1959-1960
Newitt, Mrs. M. H., 1971-1974
Nicholls, Rev. G. C., 1954-1958
Nielson, N. H. (Associated Retailers of Iowa), 1949-1951
Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. J., 1949-1962
Northwestern Bell Phone Co., 1956-1968
Nye, Frank (Cedar Rapids Gazette), 1949-1956

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Oelwein Chemical, 1964-1966
Oetjen, Walter, 1960-1964
Oliver, Mrs. J. P., 1949-1950
Olsen, Albert, 1963-1964
Ormsbey, George, 1949-1962
Palmer, David (Palmer Broadcasting), 1964-1974
Park, Zoa Pearl, 1955-1962
Pearson, Robert, 1950-1954
Peters, Mr. and Mrs. J. H., 1962-1973
Plambeck, Herb (WHO radio), 1962-1973
Porter, J. R. (University of Iowa, Microbiology), 1966-1969
Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. D. L., 1954-1958
Read, J. A., 1964-1969
Republican State Central Committee, 1948-1963
Reserve Officers’ Association, 1953-1962
Rogers, Charles and Rose, 1954-1957
Ruan, John (Ruan Transportation), 1951-1974
Ruisch, Ed (Iowa Public Service), 1962-1964

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Schmarje, Ralph, 1967-1974
Schram, James, 1954-1962
Schuchman, E. F., 1950-1963
Sheaffer Pen Company (Fort Madison), 1950-1963
Shipe, W. J., 1958-1969
Silliman, B. D., 1952-1963
Sias, Edward, 1955-1961
Sioux Transportation Co. (Paul Beck), 1965-1974
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, 1967-1969
Smith, R. T. (American Sunday School Union), 1963-1966
Spaulding, Katherine, 1962
Steele, Harley, 1951
Stern, Ben (Stern Finance), 1950-1972
Stoeckel, Mrs. Richard, 1970-1972
Suchomel, Amos, 1958-1962
Sweeney, Mrs. Earl, 1951-1953
Teague, Dr. Florence, 1961-1967
Thayer, Merle, 1964-1971
Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd, 1962-1970
Thompson, Frank, 1962-1971
Thorpe, Aylo, 193-1962
Throckmorton, Mrs. Tom, 1952-1972

62

Ulrich, Stewart (Independent Insurance Agents), 1950-1968
Van Alstyne, F. E., 1953-1956
Van Donselaar, Peter, 1962
Van Zante, Peter, 1952-1959
Voelker, Roy, 1967-1972
Wagoner, H. B., 1969-1971
Wallace’s Farmer (Donald Murphy), 1951-1969
Waltersdorf, Carl, 1950-1958
Watt, L. B. (Grinnell Herald-Register), 1951-1960
Wearin, Ortha, 1967-1971
Westby, Wes, 1969
Western Grain Feed Association, 1948-1961
White, John, 1958-1972
Wholesalers’ Food Association (Ralph Kittinger), 1950-1954 (see also Kittinger)
Wiley, D., 1966-1967
Wilson, Frank (UMWA-District 13), 1950-1954
Wittenmeyer, Charles (Republican National Committee), 1957-1974
Woodley, Mahlon, 1961-1964
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), 1959-1964
Young Republicans of Iowa, 1959-1962
Young, Ross, 1966-1969
Youngworth, William, 1961-1963
Zeiner, W. B., 1967-1969

63

United States, 1949-1975

Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Nye (Bentonville, AR), 1967-1974
Alsbaugh, Mary Cummings (Hinsdale Women’s Republican Club), 1953-1959
American Conservative Union, 1963
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (Richard Gibbs), 1971-1975
Americans for Constitutional Action, 1960-1974
Ankeny, R. H. (Apollo, PA), 1972-1973
Bailey, Helen (Chicago, IL), 1963-1969
Ball, Mrs. Howard (Republican Federated Women’s Club of NH), 1963-1974
Barnett, Lois (Wichita, KS), 1969-1974
Barrow, Beyton (Crestwood Books), 1957-1965
Becher, Walter (Munich, Germany), 1954-1965
Bellinghausen, Marie (Chicago, IL), 1962-1965
Berryhill, Mrs. Frank (St. Louis, MO), 1967-1970
Bocaino, Frank (Toms River, NJ), 1964-1966
Brada, George (Munich, Germany), 1962-1972
Brett, Homer (Chevy Chase, MD), 1968-1973
Bright, M. C. (Marshall, MN), 1950-1964
Broholm, Alvin (Evanston, IL), 1966-1974
Bunge, John (Elgin, IL), 1956-1962

64

Caro, H. G. (Chattanooga, TN), 1974
Cashmere, Imagene (Chicago, IL), 1964-1973
Castle, Eugene (New York, NY), 1959
Chase, Charles (Glenbrook, CT), 1967-1968
Citizens for America, 1950-1958
Citizens Foreign Aid Committee, 1959-1960
Citron, Dr. Robert (Kankakee, IL), 1964-1966
Clark, George (Crystal Lake, IL), 1964-1969
Cleveland, Mortimer (Berkeley, CA), 1967-1973
Cochrane, Mrs. F. D. (Winnebago, MN), 1951-1953
Cree, Allan (Madison, NJ), 1961-1963
Crockett, Lucy Herndon (Seven Mile Ford, VA), 1961-1963
Dana, Mrs. Forest (Phoenix, AZ), 1966-1968
Davis, F. H. (Minneapolis, MN), 1959-1967
Davis, Mrs. James (Plano, TX), 1971-1974
Denton, Elizabeth (Folsom, CA), 1964-1967
De Heine, Helen (New York, NY), 1962-1973
De Villez, Kenneth (Eddyville, KY), 1962-1966
Dunlap, Esther Hamilton (Greenwich, CT), 1957-1966

65

Eberhardt, Esta (West Lafayette, IN), 1960-1964
Fassell, Mary (New Port Richey, FL), 1965-1967
Flett, Austin (Chicago, IL), 1963-1966
Ford, Miss M. (Stockton, CA), 1967-1969
Frier, John (St. Louis, MO), 1954-1965
Gable, Lark and Clemma (Wichita, KS), 1950-1964
Galt, Ralph (New Market, VA), 1951-1954
Gary, L. M. (Washington, DC), 1972-1974
Gawne, Capt. James (Washington, DC), 1966-1974
Gourdin, Ada (Kinsher, SC), 1961-1966
Granberry, D. P. (Laurel, MS), 1966-1967
Gray, Bertha (Los Angeles, CA), 1968-1970
Hanson, Ernest (Austin, MN), 1964-1966
Harnischfeger, Henry (Milwaukee, WI), 1974
Harnischfeger, Walter (Milwaukee, WI), 1961-1973 (2 folders)
Harris, Donald (UE District Council 8), 1951-1962
Harris, Frank (Richland, WA), 1954-1964
Harris, Mrs. Fred (Omaha, NE), 1966
Harrison, Mrs. Charles (Berryville, VA), 1961-1965
Hartley, Harry (Arkadelphia, AR), 1962-1970

66

Herrington, James (Kansas City, MO), 1963-1965
Hillman, Worth (West Los Angeles, CA), 1961-1963
Hobart, A. (Aurora, IL), 1955-1965
Hochberger, A. (Jasper, AR), 1969-1972
Holmlund, J. (Minneapolis, MN), 1964-1965
Hornberger, Herbert (Lawrence, KS), 1964
Houlette, J. M. (McAllen, TX), 1962-1963
Hunt, H. L. (Dallas, TX), 1966-1971
Iberg, Raymond (United Farmers of America), 1949-1950
Jelliffe, Belinda (Bronxville, NY), 1969-1973
Jobe, Sara Shields (Silver Spring, MD), 1953-1961
Johnson, George (Upper Darby, PA), 1962-1974
Joice, Mrs. J. M. (Laredo, TX), 1963-1966
Kelford, Craig (Los Angeles, CA), 1961-1971
Kiernan, Frank (Port Jervis, NY), 1971-1974
Kidder, Ross (Seal Beach, CA), 1964
Kilte, June (San Diego, CA), 1966
Kohler, Conrad (Kohler, WI), 1972
Kolberg, Pastor J. H. (Eau Claire, WI), 1962-1966
Lacour, (Boyce, LA), 1972-1973
Landkamer, Richard (Minneapolis, MN), 1964-1967
Lanker, L. R. (Mount Gilead, OH), 1965-1966
Lasell, Helen (United States Flag Committee), 1951-1961
Lawrence, Ellet (Greenwood, MS), 1962-1966

67

Leetch, Mrs. William (National Society of New England Women), 1950-1974
LeMay, Capt. Edwin (Miami, FL), 1961-1962
Lincoln, Katherine (Hope, IN), 1968-1973
Long, Hamilton (New York, NY), 1963-1974
Look Magazine, 1949-1961
Lore, M. E. ‘Curly’ (Chicago, IL), 1949
McHugh, Ray (McLean, VA), 1968-1970
McLeod, Margaret (Burbank, CA), 1964-1965
Mallet, Frank (Hollywood, CA), 1962-1963
Mason, V. D. (Akron, OH), 1972-1974
Matthews, Ruth (New York, NY), 1964-1974
Mead, Muriel (Sheffield Lake, OH), 1969
Merritt, Lois (Los Angeles, CA), 1963-1965
Monette, V. H. (Smithfield, VA), 1971-1973
Mosely, C. C (Glendale, CA), 1961-1973

68

Mudge, John (Chemical Equipment Company of California), 1962-1965
Myers, Paul (St. Paul, MN), 1958-1969
National Federation of the Blind, 1973-1974
Orell, Bernard (Weyerhauser Corporation), 1963-1973
Pabst, Robert (Bayberry, CT), 1965-1972
Parks, Ruth (National Federation of Republican Women), 1961
Payson, Irene (Los Angeles, CA), 1965-1966
Pietsch, W. E. (Christian Anti-Communism Crusade), 1952-1957
Poindexter, Romaine (San Marino, CA), 1963-1968
Price, William (Montgomery, AL), 1964-1967
Prince, Burton (Westfield, MA), 1960-1965
Purniton, Frank (Tarpon Springs, FL), 1965-1974
Ray, J. E. (Whitesboro, NY), 1971-1974
Reynolds, Carlton (Hindman, KS), 1964-1965
Rives, Vera (Oklahoma City, OK), 1966-1967

69

Roberts, Milo (Los Angeles, CA), 1966
Rockwell, Willard (Rockwell Manufacturing), 1969-1972
Rome, Robert C. (West Fork, AR), 1951-1970
Ruderer, L. G. (Collinsville, IL), 1963-1966
Salter, Katherine Hayden (Oberlin, OH), 1967-1972
Schneider, B. (Nogales, AZ), 1963-1968
Shanahan, Mahlon (River Forest, IL), 1966-1974
Shands, E. A. (Wilmington, NC), 1967-1973
Skinner, E. G. (Chicago, IL), 1954-1959
Simmer, Leonard (Chillicothee, MO), 1949-1953
Slusher, J. Lahroy (Jacksboro, TX), 1963-1965

70

Smith, Mrs. Harrison (Philadelphia, PA), 1961-1963
Smith, Herbert (Studio City, CA), 1962-1972
Smoot, Dan (Dan Smoot Report), 1961-1973
Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Frank (San Diego, CA), 1967-1971
Stahl, Marie (La Jolla, CA), 1965-1973
Starr, Miss C. C. (Quakertown, PA), 1957-1974
Stelling, Frank (Oakland, CA), 1964-1973
Stern, Elaine (Washington, DC), 1961
Stevens, Russell (American Federation of Technical Engineers), 1952-1953
Stone, Winifred (Madison, CT), 1967
Suplee, Mrs. D. C. (Jackson, MS), 1962-1964
Taber, Granny (Kansas, IL), 1967-1971
Tannenbaum, H. (Hyattsville, MD), 1961-1964
Teenage Republicans, 1970
Thompson, Charles (McAllen, TX), 1969-1974
Todt, George (Los Angeles, CA), 1974
Trapp, E. F. (Branson, MO), 1961-1966
Twiss, Clara (Hollywood, CA), 1964-1966
Vander Boom, Loretta (Kansas City, MO), 1962-1963
Van Soest, Dr. Asa (Wenatchee, WA), 1968
Velen, Oluf (Chicago, IL), 1962-1964

71

Wade, Robert (Philadelphia, PA), 1964-1966
Walters, Thomas (Washington, DC), 1957-1959
Ward, Quaife (Washington, DC), 1952-1956
Washington Evening Star, 1967
Waughtal, Ralph (Phoenix, AZ), 1961-1966
Webb, Rufus (Gaithersburg, MD), 1962-1965
Weller, Thomas (Dayville, CT), 1967-1973
Westfall, Jeanne (Partners of the Americas), 1969-1973
Wildermuth, E. F. W. (Jamaica Estates, NY), 1966-1974
Williams, Mrs. B. D. (Tallahassee, FL), 1969
Williams, William (Farmer City, IL), 1967-1969
Winslow, Frederick (Orange, CA), 1968-1969
Women Investors’ Research Group, 1954
Worthington, George (Washington, DC), 1972-1973
Wrede, Rev. H. R. (Fairmount, MN), 1951-1973
Wright, Kenneth (Washington, DC), 1967-1968
Wyatt, Jane (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), 1965-1966
Wynn, Ted (Ely, MN), 1964
Young Republicans, 1962-1967
Yount, M. E. (Lacey, WA), 1972-1973

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LEGISLATIVE FILES

72        Bills introduced by Gross, 1950-1974 (13 folders, by Congressional session)
            Bills in Congressional Record, 1949-1960 (6 folders, by session)
            Bills in Congressional Record, 1949-1960 (summary, by subject)

73        Committee on Committees, 1963-1974
                     88th-89th Congress, 1963-1965
                     90th Congress, 1967-1968
                     91st Congress, 1969-1970
                     92nd Congress, 1971
                     93rd Congress, 1973-1974
            Foreign Affairs Committee, 1963-1974
                     Alliance for progress, 1966
                     Arab-Israeli war, 1973-1974
                     Atlantic union, 1971-1973
                     Biafra, 1969
                     Cambodia appropriation, 1973
                     Congressional retirement annuities (HR 16903, 90th Congress), 1968
                     Correspondence-Congratulatory, 1963
                     Correspondence-District, 1963-1974
                     Cuba, diplomatic relations with, 1974
                     Cypress, 1974
                     Export-import bank, 1974
                     Foreign aid act (Gross amendment to), 1967-1968
                     Foreign aid by nation, 1967-1970
                     Foreign assistance act, 1965-1966

74                 General, 1963-1974
                     India and nuclear weapons, 1974
                     Inter-American development, 1969
                     International development association, 1968-1974
                     Kennedy foreign aid (Gross reply), 1963
                     Middle East resolution, 1973 (see also Arab-Israeli war)
                     Philippine, riot at US embassy, 1970
                     Vietnam war, 1964-1973
                              Opinion ballot, 1964
                              Moratorium, 1964
                              Anti-war riots, 1967
                              Views on, 1967
                              Expansion into Cambodia and Laos, 1971
                              Funding for, 1973
                              Prisoners of war, 1973
                              Reparations to North Vietnam, 1973
            Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, 1957-1963 (2 folders)

75        Post Office and Civil Service Committee, 1950-1974
                     81st Congress. Donaldson mail curtailment (HR 575), 1950
                     82nd Congress. Postal reorganization (HR 4741 and HR 4742), 1951-1952
                     83rd Congress.
                              Bulk mail handling, 1954
                              Civil service termination, 1953
                              Government employee loyalty, 1954
                     84th Congress. Bills introduced by Gross, 1955
                     85th Congress. Sommerfield’s proposed curtailment of services, 1957
                     86th Congress.
                              Census, 1960
                              House Un-American Activities Committee HUAC), 1960
                              Milwaukee railroad postal office, 1959-1960
                     87th Congress, 1961-1962
                              National association of letter carriers (NALC), 1961-9162
                              Postal pay (Gross minority view on HR 2452), 1962
                              Tama (Iowa) postal service, 1961-1962
                     88th Congress, 1963
                              Parcel post (HR 2525), 1963
                              Postal pay (Gross minority view on HR 8981), 1963
                     90th Congress, 1967-1968
                              General, 1967-1968
                              Mail transportation decree, 1967
                              Postal pay (Gross minority view on HR 7977), 1967
                              Postal pay-Supergrade employees, 1967-1968

76                 91st Congress, 1969-1970
                              Civil Service retirement (HR 9825), 1969
                              Civil Service pay (HR 13000), 1970
                              Postal pay-Supergrade employees, 1969-1970
                              Postal reform (HR 11750), 1969-1970 (2 folders)
                              Right to work (HR 17070), 1969-1970 (2 folders)
                     92nd Congress, 1971-1972
                              Federal Executive Service, 1972
                              General, 1971-1972
                              Retirement Insurance and health benefits (HR 12202), 1971-1972

77                 93rd Congress, 1973-1974
                              Postal Pay, 1973
                              Postal Reform (includes HR 2990), 1973-1974
                              Second Class Rate (HR 8929), 1973
                     Correspondence, 1949-1974
                              Chairman, 1949-1962
                              District, 1966-1974 (6 folders)
                              General, 1949-1968
                     United States, 1970-1974 (3 folders)

78                 Manpower Utilization Subcommittee, 1954-1967
                              General, 1954-1966 (3 folders)
                              Equal Employment Opportunities, 1961-1963 (2 folders)
                              Supergrade Posts (HR 10498), 1966
                              Supergrade Posts (HR 6715), 1967
            Small Business Committee, 1951-1970
                     82nd Congress. Select Committee Hearing, 1951
                     87th Congress. Permanent status (HR 502), 1961-1962
                     90th Congress. Permanent status (HR 70), 1969-1970

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PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

79

Abbott, Lucille and F. L. (Osceola Sentinel), 1953-1962
Allen, Robert S. (Hall Syndicate), 1965-1968
Anderson, Morrill (Iowa Farm Bureau), 1966-1971
Beardsley, William S. (Iowa governor), 1949-1954
Benson, Ezra (Secretary of Agriculture), 1956-1958
Blake, Reuben (Blake Dairy, Oelwein, IA), 1950-1962
Blaser, Frank, 1950-1955
Brennan, Frank B. (Rural electrification, Avoca, IA), 1957-1961
Bury, Dr. Paul C., 1961-1974
Case, Robert E. (Assistant to H. R. Gross), 1971-1974
Collison, James (Mason City Globe-Gazette), 1961-1962
Darling, Jay N. ‘Ding,’ 1952-1961
Erbe, Norman (Iowa governor), 1960-1967
Ewing, Oscar R., 1953
Fisher, Sheri (Lewis and Clark Trail Commissioner), 1963-1969
Fletcher, John (Mapleton, IA), 1950-1963
Gaylord, Joe (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1971-1972
Gilliland, Whitney (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1949-1950
Goodwin, Robert K. (Republican National Committee), 1953-1974
Gross, Richard (nephew), 1958-1964

80

Hailey, Foster (New York Times), 1949-1950
Hall, W. Earl (Mason City Globe-Gazette), 1949-1963
Hill, E. Howard (Iowa Farm Bureau), 1950-1959
Hoegh, Leo (Iowa governor), 1954-1957
Hoover, J. Edgar (Federal Bureau of Investigation), 1966-1968
Horn, Charles Lilly, 1962-1974
Hughes, Harold E. (Iowa governor and senator), 1963-1971
Hull, Hope (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1955-1959
Johnson, Lyndon Baines, 1963-1966
Knight, Frances, 1968-1974
Korth, Fred (Secretary of Navy), 1965
Lewis, John L. (United Mine Workers), 1948
Loveless, Herschel (Iowa governor), 1957-1959
Life, Howard S. (Oskaloosa, IA), 1964-1974
McCormack, John, 1969-1971
McDonald, John (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1969-1974
MacNider, Hanford, 1953-1967
Mahon, Don (candidate for US Congress-Iowa’s 5th), 1965-1966
Martin, Warren K. (Westminster United Presbyterian Church), 1957-1964
Micich, Mike (Charles City, IA), 1954
Miller, Adah Marie (niece), 1951-1967
Mollenhoff, Clark, 1958-1973

81

Nader, Ralph (Congress Project), 1972
Nixon, Richard M., 1971
Ormsby, George (Wilton Junction, IA), 1964-1971
Palmer, B. J., 1938
Ray, Robert (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1965-1968
Ray, Robert (Iowa governor), 1969-1974
Redman, Richard (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1967
Rickover, Admiral H. G., 1965-1974
Robinson, Enid (Republican Party of Iowa-Vice-Chair), 1957-1960
Royce, Caroline, 1959-1969
Shuman, Charles B. (American Farm Bureau Federation), 1958-1968
Smith, Mary Louise (Republic National Committee-Chair), 1964-1974
Stans, Maurice (analysis of Johnson budget), 1966
Strother, Robert (Reader’s Digest editor), 1966-1974
Thompson, Jesse F., 1952-1957
Turner, Dan (Iowa governor), 1948-1966
Tyson, Robert (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1964-1966
Vanderburg, Helen (Butler County Republican Women), 1954-1956
Warren, John E. (Republican State Central Committee-Iowa), 1967-1969
Webster, Don (Cresco, IA), 1950-1956
Wilken, Carl (Iowa Farmers Union), 1966-1970

PERSONAL PAPERS SERIES

82

Biographies, 1955-1975

General, 1955-1975
Brown, James, ‘Gross: Our Greatest National Congressman,’ 1974
Butler, James, ‘A study of H. R. Gross and How He is Elected,’ 1956
Dostal, Bonita, ‘The Speaking of H. R. Gross in the House of Representatives on Agriculture, 1949-1964,’ 1966
Feuerhale, Donald, ‘The Impact of One Man in Congress,’ 1968
Farmers’ Holiday Association – Iowa Farmers’ Union, 1930-1934

Correspondence, 1930-1934
General (includes Gross’ WHO radio broadcast, November 11, 1934), 1934
Iowa Union Farmer, 1933-1934 (see oversize Box 83)
Scrapbook, 1933-1934

Mason City Globe-Gazette editorial-Iowa Congressmen replies to, 1955
Oral history transcript (Hoover Presidential Library), 1979
Radio broadcasting, 1935-1945

WHO (Des Moines, IA), 1935-1938 (2 folders)
Various stations (Ohio), 1941-1944
World War II reports (tear sheets), 1941-1944
KXEL (Waterloo), Investigation of Iowa Training School (Eldora, IA), 1945

Requests to house the Gross papers, 1967-1974
Salute to H. R. Gross, 1969

83

Farmers’ Holiday Association – Iowa Farmers’ Union, 1930-1934 (see also Box 82)

(oversize) Iowa Union Farmer, 1933-1934 (contains Gross’ opinion columns)

May 3, 1933
June 28, 1933
July 12, 1933
July 26, 1933
August 9, 1933
August 23, 1933
September 6, 1933
October 18, 1933
November 15, 1933
November 29, 1933
December 13, 1933
January 3, 1934
February 14, 1934

84

Scrapbook (A-Z), 1949-1964 (10 folders)

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POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS FILES

85

Canvas of votes for Gross’ electoral campaigns, 1948-1972

1940 Campaign (Governor of Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence
Finances
Literature and advertisements

1948 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence
Finances
Literature and advertisements

1950 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Democratic Party candidate (James O. Babcock)
Finances

1952 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence (2 folders)
Finances
Republican National Convention
Schedule of events (Speaking engagements)

86

1954 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence (2 folders)

1956 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Correspondence (includes reports on election results by county, 1952-1954)

1958 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings (2 folders, general)
Clippings regarding Mike Micich (Democratic Party candidate)
Correspondence (3 folders)
Finances
Primary election (v. Enid Robinson)
Schedule

1960 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Correspondence (3 folders)
Literature and advertisements

87

1962 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence (3 folders)
Democratic Party candidate (Ned Hill)
Literature and advertisements
Position statements of Gross

1964 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence (2 folders)
Gross campaigning for Barry Goldwater
Literature and advertisements
Steven M. Petersen, Democratic Party candidate (3 folders)
[Contested election results with court challenge]

88

1966 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence (2 folders)
Correspondence-Congratulations (3 folders)
Correspondence-Thank you (4 folders)
Democratic Party candidate (Patrick Touche)

89

Editorials

Finances
Iowa State Republican Convention (Gross speech to
Letters to the editor
Literature and advertisements
Volunteers

1968 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings (2 folders)
Correspondence
Correspondence-Congratulations (3 folders)
Correspondence-Thank you
Finances
Iowa State Republican Convention
Literature and advertisements

Republican National Convention

Contested delegates-challenge to Gross’ credentials (2 folders)
Richard M. Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Nelson Rockefeller

Senate campaign by Gross

Clippings
Correspondence (3 folders)

1970 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Contributions
Correspondence (3 folders)
Iowa State Republican Convention
Literature and advertisements

91

1972 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Contributions
Correspondence
Correspondence-Congratulations
Dinner celebrating Gross (Waterloo, IA)
Literature and advertisements
Nomination petitions
Questionnaires
Report to the Iowa Secretary of State

1974 Campaign (3rd Congressional District-Iowa)

Clippings
Correspondence
Report to the Iowa Secretary of State

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PRESS RELATIONS FILES

92

Articles, 1949-1974 

Gross, ‘Time of Decision’ Waterloo Courier, July 5, 1949
Gross, ‘Foreigners First’ Waterloo Courier, January 10, 1952
Gross, ‘Foreigners First’ National Republic, May 1952
Editors, ‘Our Worst Congressmen’ Redbook, October 1952
Gross, ‘Guest Editorial: 1954 Campaign’ Waterloo Courier, May 30, 1954
Gross, ‘Solvency-When?’ Waterloo Courier, December 13, 1954
Jack Williams, ‘Gross-Apostle of Saving’ Kansas City Star, July 28, 1956
Gross, ‘On the 84th Congress’ Waterloo Courier, August 1956
Gross, ‘Why I fight to Cut Spending’ Waterloo Courier, September 12,1956
Editor, ‘H.R. Gross, Mr. Economy’ Human Events, July 1958
Jack Williams, ‘H. R. Gross’ Kansas City Star, July 13, 1958
Arthur Edson, ‘H. R. Gross-Watchdog Fights Spending’ AP, July 4, 1959
Gross, ‘Labor-Management Legislation’ Waterloo Courier, August 18, 1959
John Bechler, ‘Gross Watchdog’ Washington Star, April 25, 1960
William Arbrogast, ‘Spending Foe Keeps Fighting’ UPI, July 1960
Jack Williams, ‘Cornbelt Watchdog’ Kansas City Star, August 26, 1960
Editor, ‘Objectionable Mr. Gross’ Washington Post, September 8, 1960
Gross, ‘Blind Obedience to Kennedy’ Human Events, May 19, 1961
Gross, ‘Shall the U.N. be given more Authority?’ American Legion, July 1961
Bert Mills, ‘Remarkable Mr. Gross of Iowa’ National Publisher, July 1961
Gross, ‘Kennedy and Deficit Spending’ Waterloo Courier, July 21, 1961
Fletcher Knebel, ‘Sharp Tongued Gross’ Des Moines Register, November 5, 1961
John McElway, ‘Gross Unbends; Far from Soft’ Washington Star, June 4, 1962
Editor, ‘The Useful Pest’ Time, June 15, 1962
Editor, ‘Surprise Breakfast for Gross’ Des Moines Register, September 19, 1962
Editor, ‘Washington Whispers’ U.S. News and World Report, October 1962
Walter Trohan, ‘Report from Washington’ Chicago Tribune, October 13, 1962
Editor, ‘Taxpayers’ Best Friend’ Davenport Times, November 25, 1962
Editor, ‘Interview with Mr. Gross’ Nation’s Business, January 1963
Geoffrey Gould, ‘No. 1 No Man’ AP, April 21, 1963
Nat Finney, ‘Gross, Budget Watcher’ Buffalo Evening News, January 23, 1964
Gross, ‘1964 Election Issues’ Waterloo Courier, July 21, 1964
Editor, ‘Return of the Needler’ Washington Evening News, November 21, 1964
Mrs. R. Finn, ‘Poem for H. R. Gross’ Des Moines Register, August 8, 1965
Lyle Wilson, ‘Winner on the Losing Side’ UPI, September 17, 1965
Jack Bender, ‘Interview with Gross’ Waterloo Courier, November 9, 1965
Jude Wannaski, ‘H. R. Gross’ National Observer, January 24, 1967
Gross, ‘Washington Visit with Gross’ Des Moines Register, July 2, 1967
Gross, ‘Gov’t First Function: Law & Order’ Waterloo Courier, Aug. 20, 1967
Vera Glaser, ‘Gross’ North American Newspaper Alliance, October 27, 1967
Gross, ‘Silly Spending’ Nation’s Business, March 1968
Gross, ‘How to Stop it?  A Taxpayers’ Revolt’ Freedom Magazine, Fall 1969

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Aldo Beckman, ‘Guardian of Public Trust’ Chicago Tribune, February 9, 1969
Editor, ‘Gross v. Fortas’ Women’s Wear Daily, May 14, 1969
Norman Miller, ‘Iowa’s Mr. Gross’ Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1969
Robert Bauman, ‘Taxpayers Favorite Mr. No’ Human Events, July 22, 1969
Gross, ‘Congress and Fiscal Austerity’ Waterloo Courier, July 22, 1969
Gross, ‘U. N. Peacekeeping Force’ American Legion, 1970
Gross, ‘U.S. Can’t Police and Finance the World’ Waterloo Courier, Sept. 24, 1970
Editor, ‘Every Congress Needs a Gross’ Washington Monthly, August 1971
Jacques Leslie, ‘Conscience of the House’ Reader’s Digest, August 1972
Gross, ‘Newspapers’ Blanket Immunity’ American Legion, January 22, 1973
Donald Kaul, ‘Over the Coffee with Gross’ Des Moines Register, May 16, 1973
Vernon Louviere, ‘House is Losing Its Conscience’ Nation’s Business, June 1974
N. Woodbridge, ‘Gross, Budget Cutter’ News Tribune, November 26, 1974
Miscellaneous articles from 3rd Congressional District, 1960s-1974
Miscellaneous articles from Human Events, 1950s-1960s

Press Releases, 1949-1952 (4 folders)

94

Press Releases, 1953-1970 (17 folders)       

95

Speeches, 1949-1974

Waterloo, Labor Day, 1949
‘Coffee in Washington’ NBC radio program, May 6, 1950
Waterloo, Labor Day, 1950
Campaign, Waterloo, October 26, 1950
KWWL radio, Waterloo, November 5, 1050
KXEL radio, Waterloo, November 6, 1950
Radio address, Waterloo, November 8, 1950
Airport dedication, Waterloo, June 10, 1951
International circulation managers association, Washington, June 20, 1951
Black Hawk County Republican Party, Waterloo, November 3, 1952
‘Problems of the Aged’ Des Moines Presbyterian Home, October 1954
‘Let’s Save America’ Women’s Patriotic Conference, Washington, Jan. 17, 1955
‘Rural Electrification’ National REA, Atlantic City, February 16, 1955
‘Let’s Save America’ New England Women, New York, February 24, 1955
‘Let’s Save America’ Huguenot Society, Washington, March 5, 1955
‘Let’s Save America’ DAR, Sioux City IA, April 17, 1955
‘The Leading Question’ CBS radio, April 24, 1955
‘Let’s Save America’ Women’s National Defense, Philadelphia, May 17, 1955
Campaign, Waterloo, October [?] 1956
‘Foreign affairs funds’ Human Events conference, Washington, January 6, 1961
Black Hawk County Republicans, Waterloo, January 17, 1961
‘Foreign Aid’ Manion forum, South Bend, May 14, 1961
‘Washington Report with Roger Mudd’ CBS-TV, Washington, May 19, 1963
Lincoln dinner, Annapolis, February 12, 1964
‘Forces shaping Foreign Policy’ USNA, Annapolis, April 23, 1964
‘Open End with David Susskind’ WETA-TV, Washington, May 5, 1964
‘Congressional Counterpoint’ KDTH-TV, Dubuque, January 1, 1965
Grundy County Republicans, Reinbeck IA, April 15, 1966
Campaign, Waterloo, October 29, 1966
Campaign boilerplate, October 1966

96

Iowa Republican Party, Des Moines, October 25, 1967
Chamber of Commerce, Newton IA, March 5, 1968
Appanoose County Republican Party, Centerville IA, April 18, 1968
Clinton County Republican Party, Clinton IA, May 31, 1968
3rd District Speeches, August 1968
‘Decay in Great Society’ Kiwanis Club, Waterloo, October 30, 1968
Campaign boilerplate, October 1968
Bill Scott dinner, Leesburg VA, March 20, 1969
3rd District boilerplate, Easter recess 1970
National Right to Work Committee, Washington, May 1, 1970
‘Citizenship and Duty’ Civitan Club, Waterloo, June 6, 1970
Republican State Convention, Des Moines, July 25, 1970
‘Introducing Robert Dole’ Clear Lake IA, September 19, 1970
Candidates meeting, Waterloo, October 22, 1970
Campaign boilerplate, 3rd District, October 1970
Campaign ads, radio, October 1970
‘Iowans’ Right to Work’ Waterloo, December 4, 1970
William Scherle dinner, Harlan IA, October 2, 1971
Buchanan County Republican Party, Independence IA, October 22, 1971
Marshall County Republicans, Marshalltown IA, June 9, 1972
Dedication of Social Security building, Waterloo, July 7, 1972
‘Bureaucrats and Waste’ Waterloo, August 4, 1972
Campaign boilerplate, October 1972
‘Weakness of American Economic’ Spring [?] 1973
‘Federal Spending on International Development’ September 24, 1973
‘On Balancing the Budget’ January [?] 1974
Lincoln Day dinner, Prince George MD, February 16, 1974
Congressional boondoggles, October 7, 1974
Miscellaneous and notes, undated

97

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line,’ 1949-1962 (14 folders)

98

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line,’ 1963-1974 (12 folders)

99

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1949-1951 (7 folders)

100

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1952-1953 (8 folders)

101

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1954-1956 (9 folders)

102

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1957-1959 (8 folders)

103

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1960-1962 (9 folders)

104

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1963-1965 (10 folders)

105

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1966-1968 (9 folders)

106

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1969-1971 (8 folders)

107

Weekly Newsletter, ‘On the Capitol Firing Line’ – Drafts and notes, 1972-1974 (9 folders)

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SUBJECT FILES

108

Abortion, 1972-1974
Ackley (IA) Development Commission, 1971-1972
Africa – Sale of planes to Congo, 1967
Airlines strike, 1965-1966
Alaska pipeline, 1973
Albright, E., 1961-1966 (corruption in federal courts)
American Emergency Committee on the Panama Canal, 1966-1968
Americans for Constitutional Action, 1970-1971
American Legion (Iowa), 1952-1972
American Legion Auxiliary (Iowa), 1951-1954
Amtrak across Iowa, 1974
Anheiser-Busch antitrust suit, 1966
Anti-Ballistic Missiles (ABM), 1969-1970
Anti-dumping amendment, 1965 (foreign trade)
Anti-vivisection, 1949-1966
Appalachian regional development, 1967

109

Banking and Currency, 1974
Black Hawk County Legal Aid Society, 1962
Boston (MA) Veterans’ Affairs Hospital, 1963-1964
Bricker Amendment, 1953-1956
Calley, Lt. William (My Lai verdict), 1971
Campaign finance, 1974
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (REA), 1958
Chicago poverty case, 1960
Churchill, Winston (honorary citizenship), 1963
Civil Rights

General, 1949-1960
Civil Rights Act, 1957
Civil Rights Act, 1963-1964 (3 folders)
Civil Rights Act-Housing, 1963-1964

110

Open Housing legislation (HR 2136), 1968
School Busing for racial balance, 1972 

Coffee, 1964-1972 (trade policy)
Coffee Trade Agreements, 1963-1964 (John Daly)
Commerce Department, 1957-1970
Congressional pay raises 

General, 1964
General, 1968-1969
District letters, 1969
Iowa letters, 1968-1969
Iowa letters after February 14, 1969, vote
U.S. letters, 1968-1969
U.S. letters after February 14, 1969, vote

111

General, 1973

District letters, 1973      
Iowa letters, 1973
U.S. letters, 1973
General, 1974
District letters, 1974
Iowa letters, 1974 (2 folders)
U.S. letters, 1974

Consular Treaty with Russia, 1967
Consumer credit legislation (truth in lending), 1966-1973
Consumer Protection Act, 1972-1973
Copyright revision (HR 2521), 1967

112

Cresco (IA) hospital, 1972-1973 (includes plan for organizing medical care in Iowa)
Dairy Co-operative payoffs, 1972-1974
Davis-Bacon Act (HR 6041), 1964-1968
Debt, 1949-1973 (federal debt)
Defense Production Act

District, 1951-1953
Iowa, 1951-1953
United States, 1950-1952
Wage Stabilization Board (on steel strike), 1952

Des Moines Register articles and letters by Gross, 1952
Dietary food (FDA regulations), 1968-1972
Disabled American Veterans, 1955-1973
Dulles, John Foster – Resignation, 1953
Economic Recovery Program, 1949-1950 (Marshall Plan)
Economic Stabilization Agency, 1951
Economic Stabilization (HR 6168), 1971-1974

113

Education Department, 1971 (establishing as Cabinet-level)
Educational television, 1962-1969
Eisenhower, Dwight, Inauguration, 1953, 1957 (2 folders)
Eisenhower Middle East Doctrine, 1957
Energy Crisis

Black Hawk County letters, 1973
District letters, 1973 (2 folders)
Gross telegram to recall Congress, 1974
Iowa letters, 1973

114

United States letters, 1973

Environment

Des Moines River Council (Lloyd Waddell), 1950-1959
Echo River Dam, 1954
Flood control, 1949-1952
Iowa Natural Resources Council, 1957-1964
Pollution, 1970-1973
Soil Conservation, 1949-1974 (3 folders)

115

State Conservation Commission, 1950-1973 (2 folders)
Water pollution, 1970-1973

Equal Rights Amendment, 1949-1974 (2 folders)
Export control on hides, 1966
Ewing-Cohen trip to Iowa, 1957
Farm

Beef price ceiling and price rollback, 1951
Butter and milk-purchase by military, 1954
Butz, Earl (appointment as Secretary of Agriculture), 1973
Commodity Credit Corporation, 1949-1950, 1952 (2 folders)
Cost of production (Brannan Bill), 1948-1950 (3 folders)
Dairy price supports

1958 (includes letter to Ezra Benson, Secretary of Agriculture)
1966-1967, 1971-1973 (2 folders)

Drought in Northeast Iowa, 1956, 1964-1965
Eggs-five cents, 1949-1954
Eggs inquiry, 1956
Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa, 1953-1969
Farmers Home Administration, 1949-1956

117

Feed grain

Advance payment program, 1970
Bill before Congress, 1961-1963
Reserve Bill (HR 1163), 1971-1972
Set aside program, 1973

Hog cholera eradication, 1968-1969
Hog cholera-general, 1972-1973
House Agriculture Committee Hearing in Des Moines, 1953
‘Hunger in America,’ CBS-TV broadcast, 1968
Iowa delegation at the White House, 1956
Iowa Farmers’ Union (Fred Stover), 1949-1963
Iowa State Grange, 1957-1969
Iowa State Vegetable Growers, 1948-1958

118

Land retirement plans, 1960
Meat import quotas, 1964, 1972 (2 folders)
Migrant farm labor, 1953-1964
Milk sanitation, 1957-1959
National Farmers’ Union, 1953-1962
Oleomargarine, 1949-1963
Omnibus farm bill, 1961
Parity price support-survey of Iowa’s 3rd CD, 1954
Pesticide regulation, 1973
Soybeans, 1951-1971
Toward a more prosperous agriculture (statement by Iowa Republicans), 1968
U.S. Animal Disease Research Laboratory (Ames, IA), 1956-1974

119

Federal aid to education

General, 1961-1974
Higher education, 1972
School lunch program, 1971-1974
Secondary education (HR 7819), 1967

Federal debt reduction (HR 144), 1959-1965
Federal pay raises, 1974
Federal prison sites, 1955-1956
Federal Savings Institutions bill (HR 13718), 1968
Food Stamps, 1969-1973
Food Stamps for strikers, 1973
Foreign Aid (meeting with Eric Johnston), 1958
Foreign Operations Administration, 1954
Forests on public lands, 1949-1953

120

Fort Des Moines Army Post housing, 1949-1954
Fort Des Moines, 1972
Freight car lighting

Correspondence, 1953-1961
Lauer research on lighting, 1952-1956
Testimony before Interstate Commerce Commission, 1963

Fuel oil and gas

Administrative department letters, 1973-1974
District letters, 1972-1974
Iowa letters, 1972-1974
U.S. letters, 1973-1974

121

Gasoline, 1950-1967
Gold, 1967-1973 (see Public Debt Ceiling)
Government contacts, 1950-1951
Grain loading and shipping, 1973
Guaranteed Student Loan Program, 1969
Gun control, 1962-1973
Hawaii statehood, 1949-1959
Handicap Village in Clear Lake, IA, 1970-1971
Hart, M L. (Taxpayers’ Congressional Action), 1969-1970
Hickel, Walter, office renovations, 1970

122

Highways

I-35, 1965-1972 (2 folders)
I-380, 1957-1974
US-20, 1971-1974

Hoover Commemorative Stamp, 1965
Hoover Commission, 1949-1958
Hoover National Historic Site, 1965-1971
Hoover Presidential Library, 1973-1974
Hoover, J. Edgar, and wiretapping, 1961-1970
House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), 1948-1949

123

Housing-general

District, 1949-1965
Iowa, 1949-1965
United States, 1949-1965

Housing 

Demonstration cities bill, 1966
Model cities legislation, 1968
Multi-purpose housing legislation, 1968
Urban renewal, 1964-1968

Indian Affairs, Bureau of, 1950-1973
International materials, unemployment and shortages (Joseph Martin), 1952
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1953-1972
Investors Acceptance Corporation, 1969

124

Iowa Colleges

Iowa State University (Robert Parks), 1965-1972
University of Iowa

Bowen, Howard, 1965-1971
Hancher, Virgil, 1950-1964

University of Northern Iowa

Hoffman, Edward, 1967
Maucker, J. W., 1951-1965
Robinson, George, 1951-1968

Iowa Development Commission, 1957-1974 (2 folders)
Johnson, Lyndon – Inauguration, 1965
Junket expenditures, mandatory disclosure, 1959-1960

125

Kennedy Center, 1964-1972
Kennedy half-dollar, 1963-1964
Kennedy, Jacqueline, water-skiing, 1962
Kennedy, John, inauguration, 1961
Kennedy Library, 1964
Kennedy, Robert, memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, 1969
Kerner, Otto, impeachment as Circuit Court Judge, 1971
Korea, 1950-1951
Krebiozen (anti-cancer drug), 1959-1965
KWWL-TV program honoring Gross, 1974
Labor

Coal strike, 1950
Double time for overtime, 1964-1969
Hospitals’ exemption to Taft-Hartley, 1973-1974
Landrum-Griffin bill, 1959
Minimum wage, 1972-1974 (2 folders)

126

Rail and truck strike, 1967
Right to work, 1965-1973
Right to work legislation, 1973-1974
Right to work Executive Order 10988, 1968
Secondary boycotts, 1967-1969

Land use-national policy on, 1973-1974
Life magazine article on Congress, 1954
Linderman, Curtis, disappearance, 1971-1972
Loyalty oath for armed forces, 1961
Loyalty oath for enlisted men, 1955-1956
MacArthur, Douglas, dismissal by Truman, 1951
MacArthur, Douglas, recall to duty, 1955
Maine sugar industries, 1971-1974

127

Meat inspection, 1949-1970
Medicare proposals, 1961-1962
Medicare Professional Standards Review Organization, 1971-1972
Metric conversion, 1974
Migrant action program (Mason City, IA), 1966-1973
Military pay and allowances (overpayment), 1966
Napco Industries fraud and Hubert Humphrey, 1967-1969
Narcotics, 1951-1972
National Council of Churches, 1960
National Federation of Independent Businesses

Burger, George, 1949-1961 (3 folders)

128

Burger, George, 1969-1974
Wimmer, Ed, 1949-1974 (5 folders)

National Foundation on Arts and Humanities, 1965, 1974 (2 folders)
National Guard, 1950-1971
National Guard-Iowa, 1950-1961
National Production Authority-Steel investigation, 1950
National Rural Electrical Cooperative Association, 1950-1969 (2 folders)

129

National Science Foundation, 1949-1958
National Service Corps, 1963-1970
Nixon impeachment, 1973-1974 (2 folders)
Nixon, Richard, inauguration, 1973
Nixon pardon

District letters, 1974
Iowa letters, 1974-1975 (2 folders)

No-fault insurance, 1973-1974
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949-1974
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1963

130

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1969-1974
Office of Economic Opportunity

District letters, 1967-1969
War on poverty, 1967-1969
Waterloo, 1966-1974

Otepka, Otto, (State Department) 

Gross statement and letters, 1963-1965
District letters, 1965-1968
Iowa letters, 1965-1968
United States letters, 1965-1970

Philippines war damage claim, 1962
Pledge of allegiance, 1965
Powell, Adam Clayton

European junket, 1962
European junket, 1963

131

Seating as a member of Congress, 1967 (2 folders)
Seating as a member of Congress, 1969 (3 folders)

Prayer in school (HR 191), 1971-1973
Quartermaster Corps laboratory site, 1950
Railroads

Illinois Central trains  #13-14, 1967
Legislation, 1961-1962
Legislation, 1963-1966
Regulation of hours and service, 1967-1968
Retirement bill, 1973-1974
Shortage of box cars to move grain, 1970

132

Reagan, Ronald, dinner in Des Moines, 1967
Reciprocal an Fair Trade

American Knit Handwear, 1953-1956
Bills on limiting competition, 1960
Export control bill, 1957
Glass imports, 1954
Import restrictions, 1967-1974
Marr knitting mill (Osage, IA), 1952-1962
Textiles, 1957-1967

Rhodesia, 1967
Rhodesia-U.S. consulate closure, 1970
Rural Electrification

Amendment to REA act, 1973
Cedar Valley Electrical Coop (St. Ansgar, IA), 1950-1971

133

Corn Belt Power (Humboldt, IA), 1953-1968
Federal Electric Bank, 1966-1967 (2 folders)
Public Works Appropriations Bill, 1959
Telephone Administration, 1949-1968 (2 folders)

Sac-Fox (Mesquaki) Indians (Tama, IA), 1967-1975 (5 folders)

134

Salinger, Pierre, junket to Europe, 1961
Salute to H. R. Gross, 1968 (2 folders)
Skolnick, Sherman v. U.S. District Court, 1966-1967
Small Business Administration

Clay Equipment Corporation (Joseph Clay), 1949-1974 (3 folders)
Defense Products Administration, 1951
Hardware dealers and Office of Price Stabilization, 1951
Loan policy, 1954 

Smithsonian charity ball (Watusi party)

District letters, 1966
Iowa letters, 1966
U.S. letters, 1966

135

Social Security

Amendments (HR 12080), 1967
Cost of living adjustments (HR 4200), 1973
Forand bill (HR 4700), 1960-1961
General correspondence, 1950-1974
Police and firemen (HR 11865), 1964-1965
Private pensions (HR 2), 1972-1974
Townsend plan, 1949-1959

Socialized medicine and Medicare

District letters, 1949-1973 (2 folders)
Iowa letters, 1949-1969

State Department investigation of domestic field operations, 1962-1963
Supersonic Transport (SST), 1971

136

Taxation

Brick and tile depletion allowance, 1961-1963
Educational expense deduction, 1966
Farmer’s tax, 1951-1952 (2 folders)
Gasoline tax, 1959
Interstate commerce (HR 2158), 1967-1968
Investment credit (HR 16377), 1970-1971
Oil depletion allowance, 1959
Private schools tax credit, 1972
7% tax credit for farmers, 1966-1969 (2 folders)
State taxes on interstate commerce, 1959
Surtax (proposed by Gerald Ford), 1974
Travel tax, 1968

137

Tehan, Robert (Judge), 1971-1972
Television

Broadcast hours of KWVY (Waverly, IA), 1962
FCC-Cable TV, 1966-1972
FCC fairness doctrine, 1963-164
FCC ruling on Waterloo broadcasting, 1951-1953

Thompson Ramo Woodbridge.1960
Tjernagel, Marie, 1971
Trade-anti-dumping bill (HR 2949), 1953-1954
United Nations

District letters, 1955-1962
Iowa letters, 1952-1973
U.S. letters, 1952-1974

United Nations-Bonds

General, 1962
District letters, 1962
Iowa letters, 1962
U.S. letters, 1962

138

United Nations-China vote 

General, 1971
District letters, 1971
Iowa letters, 1971
U.S. letters, 1971

United Nations-U.S. representative to, 1953-1959
UNESCO

Equality of races in USSR, 1963-1965
Reissing, Herman, 1954-1958
Renunciation of, 1961-1964

U. S. Departments and Agencies

Agriculture, 1953-1972
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1963-1968 (2 folders)
Comptroller General, 1951-1974 (2 folders)
Defense

General, 1950-1974 (2 folders)
Military Academy appointments, 1950-1974
Naval radio facility (Sugar Grove, VA), 1968

139

San Jacinto Ordnance Depot, 1958-1959
‘Selling of the Pentagon’ (CBS-TV), 1971
TFX-Navy plane, 1959-1963
Zumwalt, Elmo (Admiral), 1971-1973

Federal Aviation Agency, 1958-1965
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1969
Federal Communications Commission, 1954-1960
Federal Security Agency, 1950-1953
Federal Trade Commission, 1949-1954
General Services Administration, 1953-1974
Government of District of Columbia

Convention center and sports arena, 1971
Sports stadium, 1957-1966
Theodore Roosevelt bridge, 1962

Health Education and Welfare, 1967-1973
Health Education and Welfare-Study of cocktail parties, 1959-1961
House of Representatives-‘Fighting 89th Congress’ 1965-1966
House of Representatives-Junkets, 1959-1974
Housing and Urban Development, 1969-1970

140

Interior, 1958-1972
Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1970-1973
Justice, 1952-1969
Library of Congress, 1953-1971
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1964-1972
Peace Corps, 1963-1971
Post Office

General, 1955-1968
Bulk mail, 1971-1974
Postmaster General, 1969-1974

Small Business Administration, 1968
State

General, 1951-1974 (3 folders)
Agency for International Development (AID), 1964-1969

141

International Cooperative Administration, 1956-1962
Passport Office, 1961-1973

Transportation-Dulles airport hotel, 1962-1967
Treasury, 1950-1974
United States Information Agency (USIA), 1964-1969
Veterans’ Administration, 1952-1972
Universal Fiberglass, 1967 (fraud investigation)
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1952-1967
Veterans’ Pension (World War I), 1959-1963
Vietnam

Black Hawk County, 1968-1972
Bremer County, 1970-1971
Butler County, 1970
Cambodia invasion, 1970
Cerro Gordo County, 1970-1971
Chickasaw County, 1970-1971
Floyd County, 1970
Franklin County, 1970
Grundy County, 1970

142

Hamilton, Hardin and Howard Counties, 1970-1972
Iowa, 1970-1972
Mitchell County, 1970
National Educational Television report on North Vietnam, 1968
Spring offensive, 1972
Winnebago, Worth and Wright Counties, 1970-1972

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), 1971-1973
Vocational rehabilitation, 1950-1974
Warren Report inquiry, 1966-1967
Water Rights (California v. Arizona), 1949-1950
Waterloo (IA) Airport

Civil Aeronautics Administration, 1948-1953 (4 folders)

143

Civil Aeronautics Board, 1954-1964 (3 folders)
Construction plans, 1944-1948
Weather station, 1948-1955

Waterloo (IA) Post Office building, 1966-1973
Welfare Reform (HR 16311), 1970
Welfare Reform (HR 1), 1971
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1964-1971
White Conference on Aging: Aging in Iowa, 1971
WHO radio 50th anniversary, 1974
Wilderness preservation (HR 13013), 1958

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