VINCENT STARZINGER PAPERS,
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Vincent Starzinger, general counsel for the Des Moines Register, attended law school with Robert A. Taft. Taft and Starzinger remained life‑long friends and these papers reflect Starzinger's activities in the campaigns of 1948 and 1952. Many "behind the scenes" glimpses are provided in correspondence with Taft, David S. Ingalls, and numerous Iowa political figures.
After Taft's death in 1953, Starzinger became a member of the board of the Taft Memorial Foundation, serving until 1972. The activities of the foundation are reflected in correspondence, minutes, and plans for the memorial and its dedication.
The collection also contains a small quantity of Starzinger’s speeches, 1917‑72.
Pre Convention 1948 Election
General, 1947-1948 (9 folders)
1950 Senatorial Campaign, 1949-1950 and undated (3 folders)
Pre Convention 1952 Election
General, 1951-1952 (8 folders)
Taft Appearances in Iowa, Oct 1951-Mar 1952 (6 folders)
Post Convention 1952 Election, 1952
Taft Memorial Foundation
Correspondence, 1954-1972 (3 folders)
Starzinger Speeches, 1917‑1972
American Bar Association Annual Meetings, 1957, 1966 (2 folders)