Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society, 1976-1984

Collection Overview

Title: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society, 1976-1984

Record Series: MsC-21

Record Group:


Creator: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society

Date: 1976-1984

Extent: 5 boxes (2.085 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Sensitive Materials Statement: Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society collection, 1976-1984, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains information about the Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society.



Folder 1: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society Newsletter, February 1977-February 1979

Folder 2: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society Newsletter, February-June 1980

Folder 3: Business correspondence

Folder 4: Harlan conference, 1977

Folder 5: Fort Dodge Conference, 1978

Folder 6: IRS exemption

Folder 7: Finances, 1977-1978

Folder 8: Membership directory

Folder 9: Membership directory survey


Folder 1: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society correspondence, 1976-1984


Folder 1: Membership and mailing lists

Folder 2: Nominating Committee

Folder 3: Membership Involvement Committee

Folder 4: Correspondence

Folder 5: State archivist position

Folder 6: F. Gerald Ham report and recommendations

Folder 7: Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services

Folders 7-8: IHMPS constitution

Folder 9: Membership questionnaire

Folder 10: Dues increase notice

Folder 11: Governor’s budget hearings, December 14, 1976, and December 11, 1978

Folder 12: Lobbying

Folder 13: Legislation

Folder 14: West Virginia’s Sunset Law, 1979

Folder 15: Correspondence with Curt Sytsma

Folder 16: IHMPS newsletter editor correspondence


Folders 1-10: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society Newsletter

Folders 11-12: Conglomerate Horde of Iowa Records People (CHIRP) mailing

Folder 13: CHIRP correspondence

Folder 14: American Library Directory lists


Folder 1: IHMPS T-shirt (small)

Folder 2: Iowa Historical Materials Preservation Society Newsletter February 1981-October 1984 (with gaps)

Folders 3-5: IHMPS correspondence

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, March 2017; lasted updated October 2017 (dh). Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.