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Guide to the Iowa Public Interest Research Group (IPIRG) Records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1967-1985
Creator: Iowa Public Interest Research Group (IPIRG)
Extent: 6.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG02.0006.005
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary:

Access: This collection is open for research.

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

Acquisition: Records of the Iowa City Chapter of the Iowa Public Interest Research Group (IPIRG), earlier known as Iowa Student Public Interest Research Group, were transferred to the University of Iowa Archives about 1985. Guide posted to the Internet June 2006; updated February 2007.

Preferred Citation: Iowa Public Interest Research Group (IPIRG) Records, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney
Email: david-mccartney@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/archives

The Iowa Public Interest Research Group, University of Iowa chapter, was founded in 1971 to promote and monitor state and Federal legislation pertaining to a wide range of issues, including consumer rights, the environment, open government, and funding for higher education. The records document internal activities of the local chapter as well as its relationships with other local, state, regional and national advocacy organizations.The collection includes newsletters, correspondence, reports and surveys.
Records of the New Wave Political Party (RG02.0006.003)

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Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • ACTION/VISTA grants - 1977-1978
  • Advertising practices, papers on - 1976
  • Aerosol cans, proposed ban (impact on ozone) - 1976
  • Air quality - 1980
  • Board of Regents - 1973, 1977
  • Cable preview event - Juvenile Justice series - 1980
  • Cable programming and production intern - correspondence - 1980-1981
  • Cable TV guidelines and cable cast forms - 1981
  • Campaign to Save Mini-Parks (Black Hawk and College St. parks) - 1977
  • CETA proposals - 1979-1980
  • Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition, undated
  • City Council, Iowa City - 1981
  • City of Iowa City Department of Community Development, undated
  • Clippings - 1977
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids - 1976
  • Concerts/publicity, fundraising, radio and newspaper rates - 1974-1977
  • Congress Watch - 1980
  • Consumer/Merchant Protection Service - 1980
  • Consumer Protection Service - 1973-1974
  • Coors book cover controversy - 1980
  • Cornell College chapter - course proposal - 1979
  • Correspondence - incoming - 1979-1981
  • Correspondence - outgoing - 1979-1981
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center (nuclear power) - 1979-1980
  • Dubuque Neighborhood Project - 1979-1980
  • Dubuque: VISTA Advisory Council, social ministry - 1980-1981
  • Employee search - 1978-1979
  • Energy Policy Council Railroad Report - 1974
  • "Energy Waste and Energy Conservation: A Study of Commercial Energy Use in Iowa City" - 1977
  • Fund-raising - 1980-1981
  • Fund-raising, staffing notes - 1980
  • Grant proposals - 1977, 1981
  • Grants - 1977-1980
  • Graphics for newsletters, fliers - 1979-1980
  • Graphics - originals - 1977-1981
  • Guidelines for lobbying, holding hearings, media contacting, etc. - 1974
  • Ladonna Harris event - 1980
  • Hearing aids - 1974-1976
  • Housing code and standards, Iowa City - 1975-1976
  • Housing - elderly, costs, allowances - 1977
  • The Insider - national newsletter - 1980-1981
  • Intern program - 1976-1979
  • Iowa Center for Local Self-Reliance - 1980-1981
  • Iowa City Rental Directory - probe into practices - 1977
  • Iowa House of Representatives rules and journals - 1975-1976
  • Iowa Human Resources Committee, undated
  • Iowa PIRG state board of directors information file - 1976
  • IPIRG/Community Action Research Group - clippings - 1977-1979
  • IPIRG list of year's activities - 1978
  • Box 2:
  • IPIRG project planning - 1976-1977
  • IPIRG strategy - 1980-1981
  • ISPIRG leaflets, Iowa City, Ames - 1972-1975
  • ISPIRG publicity/public relations, undated
  • KRUI radio - 1979-1980
  • Locks and Dam 26 protest - Coalition on American Rivers - 1976-1977
  • Louisa County (Iowa) dump - 1976-1977
  • Lawyers' Project - Legal Services - 1975-1977
  • Land use study - 1973-1975
  • Legislative process in Iowa - 1974
  • Legislative voting behavior - 1974-1975
  • Limits to Growth workshops - 1976-1977
  • Living-Learning Program - 1967
  • Lobbying Program - 1979-1981
  • Local and state alternative resource guides - 1977, 1980
  • Market basket surveys - 1977
  • Melrose Avenue widening project - 1973
  • MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) grants - 1979-1980
  • National energy policy/plan/alternatives - 1974-1975
  • National PIRG Clearinghouse - 1978-1980
  • National PIRG directory/addresses - 1980
  • Negative check-off funding referendum - 1981
  • Neighborhood gardens - 1975-1978
  • New Pioneer Coop, undated
  • New Wave Party - 1981
  • News clippings - 1972-1973
    2 folders
  • Newsletter mock-up, January - 1977
  • Newsletter mock-up, March - 1977
  • Newsletter mock-up, May - 1977
  • Newsletters - 1972, 1977
  • Newsletters - other groups - 1976-1977
  • Box 3:
  • Noise pollution - 1973
  • Nuclear power - 1973, 1979-1981
  • Other PIRG chapters - 1980-1981
  • Other PIRG campus chapters - 1974-1979
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: UNI-IPIRG by-laws, undated
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Florida PIRG - 1980
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Idaho PIRG - 1980
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Illinois PIRG - 1980-1981
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Indiana PIRG - 1980
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Minnesota PIRG - 1979-1981
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: Missouri PIRG - 1980
  • Other PIRG campus chapters: SUNY-Binghamton PIRG - 1978
  • "Other Ways" Iowa City community newsletter - 1971-1973
  • Palo nuclear plant - rallies - 1979
  • Personnel/positions - 1978-1981
  • PIRG Foundation/Rural Iowa Inc. - 1979
  • PIRG funding - 1977-1980
  • PIRG funding survey - 1979
  • PIRG organizing plans - national - 1974, 1980
  • Plumbing contractors investigation - 1974
  • Prairie Fire newsletter info - 1979-1980
  • Prescription drugs and costs - Iowa - 1974, 1977
  • Press release: Ralph Nader appearance - 1981
  • Press releases - 1973-1975
  • Prison reform papers - 1972-1973
  • Privacy rights - 1977
  • Project proposal by Karen Kubby, meeting minutes - 1981
  • Projects and guidelines for proposals - 1977
  • Property taxes - 1974-1976
  • Property taxes - 1976
  • Public hearings - 1972
  • Public Interest Curriculum Project - 1975-1976
  • Public interest resources - 1977
  • Public records, freedom of information - 1977
  • Public support - 1981
  • Publicity - public service announcements, news releases - 1976-1981
  • Ralston Creek (Iowa City), undated
  • Recycling, general information - 1972-1980
  • Recycling, local efforts - 1974-1976
  • Box 4:
  • S.C.O.P.E. suit - 1980-1981
  • Social Work students' recommendations to ISPIRG - 1973
  • Social Work students' recommendations to ISPIRG - 1975-1976
  • Speaking engagements - 1978-1981
  • SSPC past projects - 1976
  • Alvin R. Sunseri newsletters, monographs - 1978-1979
  • Madonna Thunder Hawk interview (Native American activist), March 19 - 1980
  • Tobacco smoking - UI student survey - 1977
  • Toy safety study - 1973
  • Training for volunteers receiving complaints, undated
  • Transportation - Iowa City planning - 1978
  • Transportation - Mass transit funding - 1973-1975
  • Transportation - State level - 1973-1974
  • Trucking - 1973
  • Unit pricing, undated
  • Urban renewal - Iowa City - 1972-1976
  • Urban renewal - lawsuit - 1974
  • Urban renewal - Melrose Avenue, Burlington Street bridge - 1974
  • Urban renewal - Parking ramp - 1973-1974
  • Utility Reform Project - 1973-1978
  • Utility regulation - 1976-1977
  • Vending machine nutrition study - 1977
  • Video project proposal, KPGY (Ames) interview notes - 1979-1980
  • VISTA/ACTION project - 1978-1981
  • Volunteer opportunities - 1980
  • Water quality - 1970-1976
  • Water quality - Task force - 1974
  • Urban renewal - parking litigation - 1972-1974
    Legal-size folder

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.


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