Records of the Governor's Conference on Iowa in the Year 2000 (Iowa 2000)
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Scope and Contents
The Iowa Governor's Conference on Iowa in the Year 2000 (or Iowa 2000) Records, as maintained by the University of Iowa Institute of Public Affairs, were transferred by the Institute to the University of Iowa Archives in 1982. The records consist of three document boxes.
The records include correspondence on the conferences, files and reports from them, resulting publications, and speeches by UI President Willard 'Sandy' Boyd, U.S. Rep. John C. Culver, and Gov. Robert D. Ray, as well as by James Hearst, Charles J. Hitch, Marvin Pomerantz, Alvin Toffler, and W. Willard Wirtz. At the University of Iowa, program coordinators were (or included) Penny K. Davidsen and Jean Lloyd-Jones. A theme song (copyright) is included, in paper and phonodisc formats.
Iowa 2000 was a series of planning conferences proposed by then-U.S. Representative John C. Culver in 1972. Governor Robert D. Ray appointed a planning committee with University of Iowa President Willard L. Boyd as chair. Regional meetings culminated in statewide conferences held at Simpson College, 1974, the University of Iowa, 1977, and Iowa State University, 1978. The futures of Iowa's economics, resources, and society were discussed.
The Papers of John C. Culver, MsC 810, include reference to the Iowa 2000 conference in the Subject Files series, Futures subseries.
Box Contents List
Iowa congressional delegation
Turner, William F.
1974 Conferences, Task force summary report (blue book)
Millhone compilation of regional reports
First general session, June 13, 1974; Toffler speech
1974 Conferences, cont.
Third general session, June 14, 1974
Proposal for continuation, 1975
People committee, 1976 proposal
1977 conferences, The Time of Our Lives, trends analysis booklet, preliminary
The Time of Our Lives, booklet
Regional meetings procedure
East Central, Cedar Rapids
North Central, Mason City
Northwest, Sioux City
Southeast, Mt. Pleasant
Southwest, Council Bluffs
West Central, Fort Dodge
Commonwealth Conference speeches (includes Culver, Ray, and Wirtz)
Group l, Agricultural Organizations
Group 2, The Arts and Other Cultural Institutions
Group 3, Churches
Group 4, Educational Institutions
Group 5, The Family, the Individual, and the Single Person
Group 6, Health Institutions
Group 7, Labor and Business (includes Pomerantz)
Group 8, Local Governments and Communities
1977 conferences, cont.
Group 9, The Media
Group 10, Political Organizations and Citizens Groups
Group 11, Public and Private Social Services and Other Volunteer Organizations
Group 12, Recreation and Leisure Industries and Organizations
Group 13, State and Federal Governments, The Division of Responsibilities
A Perspective of Iowa 2000, The Time of Our Lives
Iowans comment about Iowa 2000
1978 conference, Land, Water and Energy, includes Hearst and Kitch
Speeches, Willard L. Boyd
Speeches, Robert D. Ray
Theme song and phonodiscs, copyright
The Times, June 2, 2000 (sic)