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Guide to the Ed Hoyt Campbell Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1924-1933
Creator: Campbell, Ed Hoyt (1882-1969)
Extent: 9.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0175
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Iowa state senator and U.S. Representative from Iowa . Office files, correspondence, speeches, and campaign material.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: The Ed Hoyt Campbell Papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1969 by Mrs. Campbell.

Preferred Citation: Ed Hoyt Campbell Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

Ed Hoyt Campbell was born in Battle Creek, Iowa, on March 6, 1882. He completed his law degree at the University of Iowa in 1906 and was admitted to the bar that same year. Campbell's first elected office was as mayor of his hometown (1908-1911). He was then elected to the State house of representatives (1911-1913). When he returned from military service after WWI, Campbell was elected to the State senate, where he served as president pro tempore from 1924-1926. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy second Congresses of the United States. His bid for a third term proved unsuccessful and he returned to Battle Creek and the practice of law. It was there that Ed Hoyt Campbell died on April 26, 1969.

The papers of Ed Hoyt Campbell include office files, speeches, campaign material, and correspondence. They document his years as a State Senator and United States Representative from Iowa. There is information relating to the Department of Agriculture, post offices and postmasterships, the U.S. War Department, and veterans. Letters from J. Edgar Hoover, Milo Reno, and Dan W. Turner are included in the correspondence.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL
Series 2: FEDERAL OFFICE FILES
Series 3: OFFICIAL BUSINESS FILES AND SPEECHES
Series 4: CASES, POSTMASTERSHIPS, APPOINTMENTS

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • State legislative correspondence, A -- Z. - 1924-1925
  • Correspondence and materials relating to the American Legion.
  • Republican National Committee materials.
  • State legislative materials.
  • Miscellaneous.
  • Box 2:
  • Campaign miscellaneous - 1928
  • Campaign correspondence, A -- Z. - 1928
  • Box 3:
  • Correspondence, A -- Z. - 1927
  • Correspondence, A -- Z. - 1928
  • Box 4:
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Congressional correspondence, A -- Z. - 1929
  • Miscellaneous - pictures, clippings, campaign literature, etc.
  • 5 photographs, including: 34th General Assembly of Iowa of Representatives.
  • Representatives at Iowa State Capitol - 1911
  • Officers of the 41st General Assembly, Iowa Senate - 1925
  • Portrait of Ed Campbell.
  • Box 5:
  • Official business files relating to: the 1930 census and related job requests; Requests for the Congressional Record - 1930
  • Correspondence and petitions concerning tariff
  • Correspondence and materials concerning farm relief.
  • National banks - receiverships, attorneyships, and examiners.
  • LeRoy Rader correspondence.
  • Series 2: FEDERAL OFFICE FILES
  • Box 6:
  • Comptroller of the currency
  • Bureau of Customs
  • Internal Revenue
  • Bureau of Industrial Alcohol (Prohibition)
  • Federal Farm Loan Bureau
  • Public Health Service - Applications
  • Applications for Coast Guard Academy
  • Patent Office
  • Bureau of Fisheries
  • Foreign and Domestic Commerce
  • Bureau of Census
  • Department of Aeronautics, job applications.
  • Ed Kearney - Mexican land dispute.
  • Bureau of Prisons - Keokuk site proposed.
  • Pardons
  • Immigration and deportation
  • Federal Employment Service
  • Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of Prohibition, job applications.
  • Appointments to Judgeships.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, job applications.
  • Correspondents include J. Edgar Hoover.
  • Post Office Appointments and Investigations
  • Box 7:
  • Post Office Service
  • Rural Mail Service
  • Post Office - Division of Post Office Quarters
  • Post Office - Division of Postal Savings
  • Railway Mail
  • Post Office - Office of the Solicitor
  • Post Office - Division of Parcel Post
  • Air Mail Services
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Bureau of Home Economics.
  • Bureau of Animal Husbandry.
  • Bureau of Entomology.
  • Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
  • Director of Extension Work.
  • United States Botanic Garden.
  • Secretary of War. Correspondents include Patrick J. Hurley, Sec. of War.
  • National Park Service - job applications.
  • U. S. Dept. of the Interior
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hoover Dam, Utah
  • U. S. Navy - Bureau of Navigation.
  • U. S. War Dept. - Judge Advocate General
  • U. S. War Dept - Office of Quartermaster General
  • Box 8:
  • U. S. Air Service - applications for
  • U. S. War Dept. - Judge Advocate General
  • Adjutant General
  • Chief of Engineers
  • Veterans Administration
  • U. S. Marine and U. S. Surgeon General. Correspondents include Dan W. Turner, Gov. of Iowa
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Correspondents include James W. Good, Secy of War
  • Federal Home Loan Bank. Correspondents include Milo Reno
  • Federal positions files
  • Agathon - McMahon. Correspondents include J. Edgar Hoover (Hueschen file)
  • Box 9:
  • O'Leary - Strohm. Correspondents include J. Edgar Hoover (O'Leary file)
  • Regional Agricultural Credit Organization
  • United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Recommendations for State Appointments. Correspondents include Dan. W. Turner
  • Paroles Correspondents include Dan W. Turner
  • Pensions
  • United States Marshallship
  • William W. Crane - Ida P. Crane
  • Series 3: OFFICIAL BUSINESS FILES AND SPEECHES
  • Box 10:
  • Waterways
  • Pending legislation
  • Veterans Bureau
  • World War Veterans Legislation Committee
  • Federal Farm Board
  • Income Tax
  • Election Committee #3
  • Endorsements. Correspondents include Milo Reno.
  • KSCJ Radio, Sioux City, Iowa
  • First & Sioux National Banks of Sioux City. Correspondents include Dan W. Turner.
  • First National Bank, Cherokee.
  • First National Bank, Rock Rapids.
  • Farmers National Bank, Inwood.
  • Re-Districting the State of Iowa.
  • Box 11: BOX 11
  • Official business files and speeches
  • Civil Service
  • Speeches
  • Data for Speeches (2 folders)
  • Trip to Orient - 1933
  • Series 4: CASES, POSTMASTERSHIPS, APPOINTMENTS
  • Box 12:
  • Veteran Cases (Ahlwardt -- Hall)
  • Box 13:
  • Veteran Cases (Hess -- Noon)
  • Box 14:
  • Veteran Cases (Naffzizer -- Woodworth)
  • Box 15:
  • Postmasterships (Akron, Iowa -- Kingsley, Iowa)
  • Box 16:
  • Postmasterships (Lake Park, Iowa -- Sanborn, Iowa)
  • Box 17:
  • Postmasterships (Schaller, Iowa -- Whiting, Iowa)
  • Box 18:
  • Veteran Cases (Wagner -- Zane)
  • Postmasterships
  • West Point Appointments
  • Miscellaneous