William L. Cramer Papers, 1973

Collection Overview

Title: William L. Cramer Papers, 1973

Record Series: MsC-23

Record Group:


Creator: William L. Cramer

Date: 1973

Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the William L. Cramer Papers, Manuscript Record Series MsC-23, University Archives, Rod Library , University of Northern Iowa.

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Scope and Content

In October, 1973, William L. Cramer (b. 1955), a UNI student, wrote to Iowa Senators Dick Clark and Harold Hughes as well as to Representatives John Culver and H.R. Gross about President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

This collection consists of the four letters that Cramer received in response.  The Clark and Gross signatures appear to be genuine.  All four letters state that the scandal is a matter of great concern, that the impeachment of the President is a serious undertaking, and that they are awaiting further developments in the matter.


Folder 1: Four letters from Iowa politicians

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald Peterson. Prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, January 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated August 9, 2017.