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Guide to the John R. Hansen Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1965-1967
Creator: Hansen, John R. (1901-1974)
Extent: 47.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0300
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, subject files, films, and sound recordings from his term in Congress.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photograph engravings in Box 93; Campaign buttons in Box 92; Film/Video in Boxes 90-94 and in canisters at end of the collection; Slides in Box 92; Audio material in Box 92.

Access: This collection is open for research.

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

Acquisition: These papers were given to the University of Iowa by Mr. Hansen in 1967.

Preferred Citation: John R. Hansen 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

John Robert Hansen, was born in Manning, Iowa, on August 24, 1901. He attended the University of Iowa from 1919 to 1921. Hansen was president of Dultmeier Manufacturing Co. in Manning, Iowa and of Dultmeier Sales in Omaha, Nebraska. Active in state and county politics, Hansen twice served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, was Sixth District Democratic Chairman, and was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1960. In 1962, Hansen was appointed western Iowa manager of the Savings and Bond Division of the US Treasury Department. He resigned from that post in 1964. He served one term in the US Congress where he was a member of the Banking and Currency Committee. From 1967 to 1969 Hansen was a member of the Iowa State Highway Commission. John Robert Hansen died on September 23, 1974.

The papers of John R. Hansen document his term in Congress from 1965-1967, with forty seven linear feet of materials which are arranged in a roughly alphabetical order. Much of the collection related directly to his sixth congressional district. However, there are also subject files concerning topics from watersheds to post offices, legislation to speeches, and films to audio tapes.

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