|Creator:||Wallace, Henry Agard (1888-1965)|
|Extent:||168.00 linear feet.|
|Repository:||University of Iowa Special Collections|
|Summary:||Editor of Wallaces' Farmer 1921-1933; Secretary of Agriculture, 1933-1940; Vice-President of the United States, 1941-1945; Secretary of Commerce, 1945-1946. Includes audio visual materials; clippings; an extensive collection of correspondence, including photocopies of the microfilm edition of the originals in the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division; government documents; personal papers; photographs; research materials, with an emphasis on agriculture, particularly corn, but including livestock, weather, strawberries, chickens, and gladioli; writings, and speeches.|
Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs: Entire Series VII, some in Series V, VI, VIII, IX; DVDs, LPs, Video cassettes, microfilm, CD-ROM, all in Series I.
Access: This collection is open for research.
Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
Acquisition: This collection consists of several different donations. Among the earliest were those by Henry A. Wallace himself in 1954 and 1956. In 1953, 1954, and 1955 Henry's brother James donated papers, and in 1954 Donald Murphy donated his research and manuscript for a biography of Wallace. Beginning in 1965, Paul D. Richards and his mother, Gladys Richards, donated print material and photographs to the collection. They gave other materials to the University over several following years. These were followed in 1967 by an additional donation by Wallace's heirs: Robert D. Wallace, Annabelle Wallace McLay, John B. Wallace, Janus Wallace, Mary Wallace Bruggmann, Ruth Wallace Wijkman, Margaret W. Voorheis, Josephine Wallace Farrell, John Clarke Wallace, Ross Wallace, Jr., Wallace Ashby, Nanette M. Ashby, N. Eunice Ashby, and Genevieve Ashby Hoffman. In 1970, Mrs. Henry A.(Ilo) Wallace, and Wallace's children, Mrs. Leslie (Jean Wallace) Douglas, Henry B. Wallace, and Robert B. Wallace released another gift to the University.
Preferred Citation: Henry A. Wallace 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
HENRY A. WALLACE CHRONOLOGY
1888 - October 7 - Born on a farm near Orient, Adair County, Iowa
1910 - June 9 - Awarded B.S., Iowa State University, Ames
1914 - May 20 - Married Ilo Browne of Indianola, Iowa
1915 - September 18 - Son, Henry Browne Wallace, born
1918 - July 13 - Son, Robert Browne Wallace, born
1920 - Agricultural Prices
June 30 - Daughter, Jean Browne Wallace, born
1921 - March - Succeeded his father (who then became Secretary of Agriculture) as editor of Wallaces' Farmer
1923 - Corn and Corn-growing (with Earl N. Bressman)
1924 - October 25 - Father, Henry C. Wallace, died in office
1925 - Correlation and Machine Calculation (with George W. Snedecor)
1926 - Founded hybrid seed corn company
1929 - August-September - First International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Dartington Hall, Tomes, Devon, England
October 26 - Merger of Wallaces' Farmer and Iowa Homestead
1933 - March 4 - Takes oath of office as Secretary of Agriculture
1934 - America Must Choose, New Frontiers, Statesmanship and Religion
1936 - Whose Constitution?
1940 - July 18 - Nominated candidate for Vice President of the United States
September 4 - Resigned as Secretary of Agriculture
December 1 - Attended inauguration of Manuel Avila Camacho as President of Mexico
1941 - January 20 - Takes oath of office as Vice President
July 30 - Economic Defense Board established
August 28 - Supply Priorities and Allocations Board established
December 17 - EDB became Board of Economic Warfare
1942 - January 16 - SPAB became War Production Board
May 8 - The Price of Free World Victory (Common Man speech)
1943 - The Century of the Common Man
March-April - Latin American trip
July 15 - Board of Economic Warfare abolished
1944 - Democracy Reborn
May - July - Siberia-China trip
July 21 - Harry S. Truman received vice-presidential nomination
1945 - Sixty Million Jobs
Bought Farvue Farm, South Salem, New York
January 20 - End of vice-presidential term; nominated Secretary of Commerce
March 2 - Takes oath of office as Secretary of Commerce
1946 - Soviet Asia Mission
September 12 -The Way to Peace (Madison Square Garden speech)
September 20 - Resigned as Secretary of Commerce
December 16 - Editor of The New Republic
1947 - December 29 - Announced presidential candidacy
1948 - Toward World Peace
July 19 - Resigned as contributing editor of The New Republic
July 24 - Progressive Party presidential nomination
November 2 - Received ca. 1,157,000 votes
1950 - August 8 - Resigned from Progressive Party
1954, - February 11 - Uncle, Daniel A. Wallace, died
1956 - Corn and Its Early Fathers (with William L. Brown)
1965 - November 18 - Died at Danbury, Connecticut
November 22 - Final rites at Des Moines, Iowa, following a funeral service at Ridgefield, Connecticut, two days earlier, with interment of ashes at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, the following day.
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