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Guide to the Elizabeth Shaw papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1965-1977
Creator: Shaw, Elizabeth (1923-)
Extent: 12.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: IWA0026
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Iowa state legislator from 1967 to 1977.

Arrangement: Topical files, arranged alphabetically, boxes 1-22; correspondence, boxes 23-30.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 27) were donated by Elizabeth Shaw.

Preferred Citation: Elizabeth Shaw papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

Elizabeth Orr Shaw was born on October 2, 1923 in Monona, Iowa, to Harold T. and Hazel Kean Orr. She received her B.A. from Drake University, her M.A. in public administration from the University of Minnesota, and her J.D. from the University of Iowa Law School. Shaw was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1967 to 1972. She served in the Iowa Senate from 1973 to 1978, holding the position of Assistant Minority Leader during the 1977-1978 session.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: TOPICAL FILES
Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE
Series 3:

  • Series 1: TOPICAL FILES
  • Box 1:
  • Abortion - 1971-1974
  • Accountant Bill - 1967-1969
  • Administrative Rules - 1967
  • Adoption - 1971-1977
  • Adult Rights (age of majority) - 1967-1976
  • Advertising Tax - 1967-1969
  • Aged, Problems of - 1973-1977
  • Agriculture, Department of - 1966-1977
  • Alcoholism - 1967-1977
  • Aldermen (Attorney General opinion) - 1969
  • Amtrak - 1974
  • Box 2:
  • Annie Wittenmyer Home - 1972-1974
  • Anti-Trust - 1973-1976
  • Area IX Community College - 1970-1976
  • Area Schools - 1968-1976
  • Assessment (see also: Local Government Finance; Property Tax Relief; Property Tax Study Committee; Tax, Property) - 1975-1977
  • Barbers - 1967-1970
  • Barbers and Cosmetology - 1977
  • Bikeways - 1965-1977
  • Box 3:
  • Billboards - 1965-1967
  • Blue Cross/ Blue Shield - 1968-1969
  • Boats - 1970-1975
  • Bond Elections - 1969-1975
  • Business Interests - 1976
  • Campaign Finance Disclosure, n.d.
  • Child Services - 1976
  • Chiropractic Law - 1968-1974
  • Cities and Towns - 1972-1977
  • Civil Rights Commission - 1968-1976
  • Coal Mining - 1974-1975
  • Collective Bargaining, - 1971-1977
  • Computer System (Coopers & Lybrand) - 1976
  • Conflict of Interest - 1972
  • Congress - 1970
  • Congressional Districts - 1973
  • Congressional Redistricting, including letters from H.R. Gross, John Kyl, and Fred Schwengel - 1969-1971
  • Box 4:
  • Constitution Amendment (Special session) - 1974
  • Constitution Amendments - 1958-1970
  • Constitution: Changes (62nd General Assembly), including a letter from Maurice Van Nostrand - 1958-1968
  • Constitution: Convention (see also: Reapportionment) - 1959-1967
  • Consumer Credit Regulation - 1968-1974
  • Box 5:
  • Consumer Credit Regulation - 1968-1974
  • Box 6:
  • Consumer Credit Regulation - 1968-1974
  • Box 7:
  • Consumer Credit Regulation (see also credit) - 1968-1974
  • Consumer Protection - 1968-1969
  • Corporate Farming - 1975-1977
  • County Extension Service, Scott County - 1976
  • Credit (Costs and incidents) - 1975-1977
  • Credit Life Insurance - 1076-1977
  • Davenport, City of - 1972-1977
  • Davenport Special Urban Improvement District - 1973-1976
  • Box 8:
  • Davenport Special Urban Improvement District - 1973-1976
  • Day Care Centers (fire regulations) - 1973-1977
  • Dissolution of Marriage - 1969-1977
  • Effigy Mounds including letter from Fred Schwengel - 1966-1976
  • Elections - 1975-1977
  • Energy - 1975-1977
  • Environmental Quality - 1974-1977
  • Box 9:
  • Equality of Sexes, including a letter from Dick Clark - 1970-1977
  • Expenses - 1975
  • Fair Housing - 1966-1968
  • Fair Trade - 1970-1976
  • Federal Annuitants - 1968-1973
  • Fishing Licenses - 1974-1975
  • Box 10:
  • Food Stamps, including letters from Jack Miller and Fred Schwengel - 1966-1971
  • Foster Parents - 1974
  • Franchise Agreements - 1969
  • Fraternal Benefit Society - 1969
  • Funeral Home Regulation - 1969
  • Gambling (see also Pari-mutuel betting) - 1967-1974
  • Gas Tax Refunds - 1969
  • Government Reorganization - 1967-1976
  • Grain inspection - 1977
  • Guidance Counselors - 1971
  • Gun Control - 1968-1976
  • H.F. 702 and Proposed Changes (taxation) - 1967-1969
  • Handicapped Development Center - 1973-1975
  • Health, Department of - 1974-1975
  • Hearing Aid Licenses - 1969-1974
  • Highway Safety - 1966
  • Housing - 1974
  • Immunization - 1977
  • Industrial Bonds (municipally financed) - 1967-1969
  • Inheritance Tax - 1974
  • Insurance, Automobile - 1976-1977
  • Insurance, No-fault - 1967-1977
  • Interstate Cooperation Commission - 1969
  • Box 11:
  • Iowa Public Employees Retirements System - 1964-1977
  • Judicial Pensions - 1967-1974
  • Judiciary Committee - 1975-1977
  • Juvenile Justice - 1974-1977
  • LEAP Study (Legislators Education Action Project) - 1974-1975
  • Labor - 1966-1968
  • Labor - 1975-1976
  • Land Use - 1974-1977
  • Box 12:
  • Landlord/Tenant (see also Mechanics Lien) - 1972-1974
  • Landscape Architects - 1974
  • Law Day - 1964-1972
  • Legislation, Positions on - 1975-1976
  • Legislative Affairs - 1967-1970
  • Legislative Reform - 1963-1971
  • Library, Law - 1975-1976
  • Licensing Boards, n.d.
  • Lieutenant Governor - 1973
  • Liquor - 1966-1977
  • Local Government Finance (see also Assessment; Property tax relief; Property Tax Study Committee; Tax, property) - 1975-1976
  • Marriage License Bill - 1967
  • Marycrest/Area College Contract - 1967
  • Massage parlors - 1973-1976
  • Meat Inspection - 1969-1971
  • Box 13:
  • Mechanics Lien (see also Landlord /Tenant) - 1967-1976
  • Medicaid and Medicare, n.d.
  • Medical Malpractice - 1966-1977
  • Mental Health - 1973-1976
  • Migrant Labor - 1967
  • Military Exemption - 1973-1977
  • Minimum Wage (state) - 1963-1969
  • Monitoring - 1976-1977
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection - 1969
  • Motor Vehicle Registration - 1975
  • Motorcycle Helmets - 1972-1977
  • Name Changing - 1971-1972
  • Natural Resources Council - 1977
  • Notary Act - 1974
  • Box 14:
  • Nursing Homes - 1967-1976
  • Obscenity - 1967-1971
  • Okoboji: West Okoboji Lake Marina - 1976-1977
  • Ombudsman - 1966-1969
  • Open Meetings (confidentiality), n.d.
  • Optical Licensing - 1967-1969
  • Optometry - 1976
  • Oratory, n.d.
  • Organ Donor Program - 1976-1977
  • Osteopathic Appropriation - 1972-1975
  • Pari-mutuel Betting (see also Gambling) - 1972-1975
  • Pensions - 1976
  • Performance Auditing - 1977
  • Personal - 1972
  • Pesticides - 1969
  • Pet Care - 1967-1973
  • Planning Office - 1969
  • Pollution Control - 1965-1976
  • Prepaid Comprehensive Health Care - 1971
  • Press, n.d.
  • Prisons - 1973-1976
  • Private School Aid - 1968-1977
  • Probate - 1973-1975
  • Professional Certification - 1977
  • Box 15:
  • Property Tax Relief (elderly) (see also Assessment; Local Government Finance; Property Tax Study Committee; Tax, Property) - 1972-1973
  • Property Tax Study Committee (see also Assessment; Local Government Finance; Property tax relief; Tax, Property) - 1975
  • Public Bidding - 1974
  • Public Health - 1973
  • Quad Cities Graduate Center - 1972-1973
  • Quad City Air Pollution - 1975
  • Railroads - 1975
  • Reapportionment - 1962-1972
  • Box 16:
  • Reapportionment - 1962-1972
  • Reapportionment (final report of the Legislative Apportionment Commission) - 1969
  • Reapportionment (see also Congressional Redistricting; Constitutional Convention) - 1971-1972
  • Box 17:
  • Reciprocal Tax Agreement - 1969-1972
  • Recording, Sound - 1975
  • Regional Jails - 1970
  • Road Money - 1969-1977
  • St. Luke's Hospital - 1974
  • Salaries - 1966-1977
  • Savings - 1966-1977
  • School, Community Program - 1975
  • School Buses - 1966-1967
  • School Finance - 1967-1968
  • School Finance - 1970
  • School Finance - 1970-1975
  • Box 18:
  • School Finance - 1970-1975
  • School Finance - 1971-1977
  • School Finance - 1976-1977
  • Box 19:
  • School Reorganization - 1971-1977
  • Schools - 1967
  • Self Defense, n.d.
  • Sex Education - 1968-1969
  • Sex Offenders - 1969
  • Sixty-Fifth General Assembly - 1973-1974
  • Social Security - 1975-1976
  • Soldiers Home - 1973
  • Soldiers Relief - 1969-1973
  • Speeches - 1966-1977
  • Stockholders, Minority - 1973
  • Studded tires - 1965-1975
  • TRACIS (traffic Records and Criminal Justice Information System) - 1971
  • Tax Bank Franchise - 1975-1977
  • Tax Corporation - 1971-1977
  • Tax Income - 1968-1977
  • Tax Local - 1977
  • Tax Local option - 1975
  • Box 20:
  • Tax Postcard returns - 1967-1969
  • Tax Property (see also Assessment; Local Government Finance; Property Tax Relief; Property Tax Study Committee) - 1967-1976
  • Tax Sales - 1974-1977
  • Tax Bill (Shaw) - 1973-1974
  • Tax Burden - 1964-1976
  • Tax Reform - 1966-1975
  • Tax Revenue - 1975-1976
  • Terrace Hill - 1971-1974
  • Testing, Basic Skills - 1976-1977
  • Box 21:
  • Testing, Basic Skills - 1976-1977
  • Title XX - 1976-1977
  • Tort Liability, Government - 1973-1977
  • Tractor Safety - 1973-1977
  • Transportation, Department of, n.d.
  • Trucks - 1967-1975
  • Tuition Grants - 1972-1975
  • Unemployment Compensation - 1966-1977
  • University Unrest - 1969-1970
  • Urban Renewal - 1969
  • Utility Annuities - 1966-1973
  • Vietnam Veterans Bonus - 1973-1974
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - 1968-1977
  • Wage Collection - 1962-1975
  • Box 22:
  • Welfare Costs - 1963-1977
  • Workman's Compensation - 1967-1976
  • World Food Exposition - 1971-1972
  • Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE
  • Box 23:
  • A-D - 1966-1967
  • E-J - 1967
  • K-O - 1967
  • P-So, including letters from Robert Ray and Fred Schwengel - 1967
  • St-Z, including a letter from Philip D. Adler - 1967
  • Box 24:
  • D-G - 1969
  • H-K - 1969
  • L-N - 1969
  • O-S, including a letter from Fred Schwengel - 1969
  • T-Z - 1969
  • A-D - 1970
  • Box 25:
  • E-K - 1970
  • L-O - 1970
  • P-Z - 1970
  • A-C - 1971
  • D-I - 1971
  • J-L - 1971
  • Box 26:
  • M-P - 1971
  • R-S, including a letter from Robert Ray - 1971
  • T-Z - 1971
  • A-G - 1972
  • H-M - 1972
  • N-W - 1972
  • Box 27:
  • A-D - 1973
  • E-Ha - 1973
  • He-L - 1973
  • M-R - 1973
  • S-T - 1973
  • U-Z - 1973
  • Box 28:
  • A-E - 1974
  • F-J - 1974
  • K-P - 1974
  • R-Z - 1974
  • A-D - 1975
  • E-H - 1975
  • Box 29:
  • J-K - 1975
  • M-R - 1975
  • S-Z, including a letter from Richard Turner - 1975
  • A-G - 1976
  • H-O - 1976
  • P-W - 1976
  • Box 30:
  • A-F, including a letter from Dick Clark - 1977
  • G-K - 1977
  • L-P - 1977
  • R-Z - 1977
  • Series 3:
  • Sub-Series:
  • Box 35:
  • For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters, by Barbara Stuhler - 2003