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Guide to the Federal Writer's Project Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1923-1939
Extent: 21.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0295
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Subject files on Iowa history, counties, towns, colleges, churches, and other matters, unpublished manuscripts, radio scripts, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs Box 42

Access: This collection is open for research.

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

Acquisition: The first part of this collection was donated to the University of Iowa by Mrs. Richard Fisher in 1973; the addendum was donated by Craig Schmidt in 1994.

Preferred Citation: Federal Writer's Project 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

These files were prepared by the Federal Writers' Project predominantly for the Iowa guidebook, Iowa, A Guide to the Hawkeye State, in the American Guide Series. Their arrangement is roughly correspondent to their use in the book. The first series is arranged according to the subject numbers found on the original files. Some files had been given titles, others had not, and were assigned titles by the processor in the nineteen seventies. These new titles are in parentheses. This series seems to have been most important in the preparation of the first section of the Guidebook, "Iowa Past and Present." At the end of this series is a box of miscellaneous "Histories, Guides, and Articles," also prepared by the Project.
Mangione, Jerre. The Dream and the Deal: The Federal Writer's Project, 1935 -- 1943. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972

Iowa, A Guide to the Hawkeye State, UI Libraries call number SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Iowa Authors Collection No call number; MAIN Library F621 .F45

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This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

English & American Literature
Writers Archive at Iowa
Editors & Publishers