Diane Brandt Papers, 1974-

Collection Overview

Title: Diane Brandt Papers, 1974-

Record Series: MsC-10 

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Creator: Diane Brandt

Date: 1974-

Extent: 10 boxes (4.17 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Diane Brandt Papers, 1974-, Manuscript Record Series MsC-10, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Historical Note

Born August 28, 1938, in Emmet County, Iowa, Diane Brandt graduated from Armstrong High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1961.  She served on the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission, as president of Waterloo-Cedar Falls League of Women Voters, and as president of Waterloo branch of American Association of University Women.  Brandt was also a member of the Women's Political Caucus, NAACP, Common Cause, National Municipal League, First Presbyterian Church.  She was first elected to the General Assembly in 1974.  A Democrat, she served District 35 as State Representative from 1975 to 1982.  

Scope and Content

These papers consist primarily of printed material arranged as subject files.  The printed material includes newspaper clippings, Iowa House and Senate bills, maps, state and federal reports, Democratic party literature, and legislative memoranda.  There also is a limited amount of correspondence interfiled in the appropriate subject folders.  In addition, some of the printed material has been annotated by Brandt.


Box 1

Folder 1: Legislative Newsletter sent by Brandt to constituents

Folder 2: Bills introduced by Brandt and their status, 1978

Folder 3: Notes on accomplishments of legislature

Folder 4: Transportation - five folders of printed material on highways, mass transit facilities, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls intercity freeway

Box 2 

Folder 1: Department of Social Services budget

Folder 2: Title XX (social services eligibility)

Folder 3: Discrimination in education (including sexual stereotyping)

Folder 4: Education budget bill

Folder 5: Urban policy

Folder 6: Women's issues (including sex discrimination, rape and sexual assault, welfare benefits, and job discrimination)

Folder 7: Open meetings

Folder 8: Property tax

Folder 9: Tax sheltered annuities

Folder 10: Trapping (leg-hold animal traps)

Folder 11: Usury

Folder 12: Water (Jordan aquifer)

Folder 13: Newspaper clippings about Iowa legislature

Folder 14: Reviews and summaries of 1975 session

Folder 15: Reviews and summaries of 1976 session

Folder 16: Democratic legislative campaign issue manual, 1976

Folder 17: Campaign issues (Democratic), 1978

Folder 18: Democratic platform

Boxes 3-10: 1982 legislative session

Box 3

Folder A: Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee

Folder B: Ways and Means Committee

Folder C: Correspondence, 1982

Box 4

Folder 1; What the 1981 session did

Folder 2: 1982 Issues

Folder 3: Adult Day Care

Folder 4: Block Grants

Folder 5: Budget, State

Folder 6: Burial Expenses

Folder 7: Capitalism Cemetery/Funeral Home

Folder 8: Child Care Incentives

Folder 9: Child Restraints - Auto

Box 5

Folder 1: Chiropractic

Folder 2: Community Action Agency

Folder 3: Constituency Mailings

Folder 4: Continuation of Group Insurance

Folder 5: Corrections

Folder 6: Creation/Evolution

Folder 7: Drunk Driving

Folder 8: Deferred Compensation

Folder 9: Dispensing Medication

Folder 10: D.C. Amendment

Folder 11: Divorce

Folder 12: Education-funding

Folder 13: Higher Education

Folder 14: Education: Area Education Agency

Folder 15: Education: Community Colleges

Folder 16: Education: School Aid

Folder 17: Education: Higher Education (UNI and area schools)

Folder 18: Elderly Abuse

Folder 19: Elderly Issues

Box 6

Folder 1; Election Contest

Folder 2: Energy

Folder 3: Engagements

Folder 4: Gas Tax

Folder 5: Governor

Folder 6: Governor's Economy Committee

Folder 7: Hazardous Waste Disposal

Folder 8: Homemaker

Folder 9: Homestead Exemption

Folder 10: Housing (Finance Authority)

Folder 11: Imitation

Box 7

Folder 1: Income Tax

Folder 2: Interest Rates

Folder 3: IPERS Investment

Folder 4: Intern

Folder 5: Involuntary Hospitalization

Folder 6 Juvenile Justice

Folder 7 Laetrile

Folder 8 Land Use

Folder 9 Life Insurance Replacement

Folder 10: Lobbyist Information

Folder 11: Marijuana

Folder 12: Mental Health

Folder 13: Nursing Home

Folder 14: Nursing Homes/Long Term Care

Folder 15: Nursing Home Rights

Folder 16: Oil Tax

Folder 17: Open Meetings

Folder 18: O. P. P.

Folder 19: Park User Fees

Folder 20: Personnel, Department of

Box 8

Folder 1: Plant Closings

Folder 2: Positions of Organizations

Folder 3: Probate

Folder 4: Professional and Occupational Licensing

Folder 5: Deere Tax Proposal - Property Tax Exemption

Folder 6: Property Tax

Folder 7: Psychologists

Folder 8: Public Employee Bargaining

Folder 9: Railroad

Folder 10: Reapportionment

Box 9

Folder 1: Recycle Paper

Folder 2: Retirement Discrimination (sex)

Folder 3: Retirement Systems

Folder 4: Retirement Systems IPERS

Folder 5: Right to Die

Folder 6: Salaries

Folder 7: School Smoking

Folder 8: Shared Appreciation Mortgages (S.A.M)

Folder 9: Sentencing Guidelines Commission

Folder 10: Sex Education

Folder 11: Singles Property Relief Form

Folder 12: Small Business

Folder 13: Small Business Procurement. Act. of 10

Box 10

Folder 1: Social Services

Folder 2: Department of Social Services Interim - misc.

Folder 3: Sponsor's Copy

Folder 4: Soil Conservation

Folder 5: Substance Abuse Commitment

Folder 6: Title Insurance

Folder 7: Transportation

Folder 8: Trauma Centers

Folder 9: Unemployed Parent

Folder 10: Unified Retirement System

Folder 11: Workfare

Folder 12: Youth Conservation Corps (Herrick Estate)

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald Peterson.  Updated and prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, January 2015; updated, February 3, 2015 (GP); last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.