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*MABBOTT, THOMAS OLLIVE, 1898-1968. Papers of Thomas O. Mabbott, 1918-1979. 27 ft.
English professor. Correspondence, subject, and research files documenting Mabbott's scholarly pursuits and his hobbies. It is primarily made up of research files relating to Edgar Allan Poe. MsC429. See also "Thomas O. Mabbott as Teacher" by Patricia Edwards Clyne. (Finding Aid)

MABIE, EDWARD CHARLES, 1892-1956. Edward Charles Mabie Papers, 1907-1956. 19.5 linear ft. Professor and Head of Speech and Dramatic Art. Director of University Theatre. Regional director of Federal Theatre Projects of the WPA. First president of the American Educational Theatre Association and a pioneer in the development of regional theatre. RG99.0188. (Finding Aid)

*MAC DOUGALL, HUGH C. Collection of Progressive Party Papers, 1946-1950. 1 ft.
Collector. Materials from the Henry A. Wallace's presidential campaign on the Progressive Party ticket. Includes broadsides, correspondence, and speeches, as well as Progressive Party statements, meetings, and brochures. MsC482. (Finding Aid)

MACBRIDE, THOMAS HUSTON, 1848-1934. Papers, 1874-1932. 8 ft.
Tenth president of the University of Iowa, 1914-1916. RG05.01.08 (Finding Aid)

MACLEAN, GEORGE EDWIN, 1850-1938. Papers, 1899-1911. 16 ft.
Eighth president of the University of Iowa, 1899-1911. RG05.01.06 (Finding Aid)

MACVICAR, JOHN, 1858-1928. Papers of John MacVicar, 1881-1952. .25 ft.
Mayor of Des Moines, 1896-1898, 1898-1900, 1916-1918, 1928. Correspondence, legal papers, clippings, photographs, and scrapbook pages make up this small collection. MsC51. (Finding Aid)

MAECENAS PRESS. Records of the Maecenas Press, 1979-1988. 1 ft.
Publisher at Lake MacBride, Solon, Iowa. Correspondence, drafts, proofs of books. MsC470. (Finding Aid)

*MAIBAUM, RICHARD. Papers of Richard Maibaum, 1932-1991. 18.5 linear ft.
American screenwriter, producer and actor. Personal papers contains an actors file, clippings and correspondences. MsC149. (Finding Aid)

MAIN, WILLARD F., 1859-ca. 1955. Papers of Willard F. Main, 1885-1949. 17.5 feet.
Businessman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Business and personal correspondence, financial statements and reports, legal papers, memoranda, photographs, and keepsakes concerning Main family and its personal and business affairs. MsC120. (Finding Aid)

MALCOLM, FRANK,1834-1884. Letters of Frank Malcolm, 1864-65. 40 items.
Letters to Malcolm's wife, describing experiences in Georgia and elsewhere with the 7th Regiment of Iowa infantry. MsC26. (Finding Aid)

*MANION, DESSA. Music Collection of Dessa Manion, 1900-60, ca. 12 ft.
Transcripts of lyrics of popular songs and folksongs made by Miss Manion, some sheet music, and a card index. MsC218. (Finding Aid)

*MANN FAMILY. Papers of the Mann Family, 1851-1956. 0.5 ft.
Civil War letters and military records of Asahel Mann, Jr., John Mann, and William Mann, all of whom were members of Co. A, 4th regiment, Iowa Cavalry. MsC161. (Finding Aid)

MANNHEIMER, EUGENE MAX, 1880-1952. Papers of Eugene Max Mannheimer, 1905-1950. 0.75 ft.
Rabbi and civic leader of Des Moines, Iowa. Reminiscences. MsC386. (Finding Aid)

MANNHEIMER, JOAN, 1927-.  Papers of Joan Mannheimer, 1974-1984. 0.5 ft.

Drake University graduate and instructor in sociology.  Co-founder of the Friends Development Council, University of Iowa Museum of Art. Correspondence and unpublished manuscripts.  RG99.0032. (Finding Aid)

MARGOLIN, PHILLIP, 1944-. Papers of Phillip Margolin, 1978 -. 23.5 ft.
American and foreign editions, manuscript materials, publicity materials, periodical appearances, and clippings for this lawyer-author of legal thrillers. MsC832. (Finding Aid)

MARSH, WILLARD. Papers of Willard Marsh. 3 ft.
Manuscript materials, published stories, and associated documents from Writers' Workshop graduate. MsC794.

MARTIN, GEORGE WILLARD, 1887-1971. George Willard Martin Papers. 5.25 ft.
University of Iowa professor of botany and editor of several scientific journals. RG 99.0035 (Finding Aid)

*MARTIN, JOHN, 1904- . Papers of John Martin, 1940-1997. 1.5 ft.
Neurosurgeon and book collector specializing in rare medical books. These papers primarily concern Dr. Martin's association with the University of Iowa. The establishment of the John Martin Rare Book Room and the donation of his collection of rare medical books is well documented with correspondence, clippings, brochures, etc. Some autobiographical sketches are included along with records of Dr. Martin's military service. MsC501. (Finding Aid)

MARTIN, ROBERT BERNARD, 1918-- . Robert Bernard Martin Manuscript, 1988.
Teacher and biographer. Typescript of With Friends Possessed: A Life of Edward Fitzgerald. Iowa Authors Mss.MsC655. (Finding Aid)

*MARTIN, VERNON RICHARD, 1893-1973. Papers of Vernon Richard Martin, 1950-1973. 1 ft.
Maytag executive and State Chairman of the Republican Party in Iowa. Primarily correspondence and subject files relating to his political work for the Republican Party. MsC298. (Finding Aid)

MAY, CHARLES PAUL, 1920--. Mss, 1969-1972. 1 ft.
Notes, source materials, drafts and proofs for two non-fiction books: Bats. (1969) and Stranger in the Storm (Abelard-Schuman, 1972). Original title: Birds Flying High. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC656. (Finding Aid).

*MAYNE, WILEY, 1917-. Papers of Wiley Mayne, 1966-1974. 116 ft.
U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1967-1975. Campaign and office files relating to his political career. MsC448. (Finding Aid)

McCALLUM, DAVID, 1933- . Fan Materials. See Mendoza, Lynda, Collection (30 feet). MsC 895. (Finding Aid) and Leach, Laura, Collection (7 feet). MsC 910. (Finding Aid).

McCLAIN, BYRON, 1844-1864. Letters to McClain's family in Wilton Junction, Iowa, telling of experiences in Tennessee with the 2nd Regiment of Iowa Cavalry. MsC4. (Finding Aid)

McCLAIN, EMLIN, 1851-1915. Papers of Emlin McClain, 1869-1915. 2 ft.
Lawyer, judge, and professor. Personal and business correspondence, diaries, and speeches on painting. Most of the material dates before 1880, while McClain was a law student at the University of Iowa. MsC35. (Finding Aid)

McCLINTOCK, JOHN THOMAS, 1873-1955. Papers of John Thomas McClintock, 1851-1949. 0.5 ft.

Professor and head of Psysiology Department from 1897 to 1944.  Established the Museum of Medical History.  Correspondence and biographical sketches relating to the College of Medicine. RG99.0280. (Finding Aid)

McCLOY, CHARLES H., 1886-1959. Charles H. McCloy Papers. 4.5 ft.
University of Iowa professor of physical education, 1930 to retirement. Research specialty in anthropometry, or the analysis of motor skills. RG 99.0139 (Finding Aid)

McCLURE (S.S.) LIMITED (firm). Correspondence. 54 letters.
Letters with Stone and Kimball publishers. MsC115. (Finding Aid)

McCLURG, WILLIAM H. William H. McClurg Papers. 0.5 ft.
Typescript, galley proofs for Living Harmoniously. Iowa Authors. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

*McDERMOTT, EDWARD A., 1920-1999. Papers of Edward McDermott, 1960-1965. 27 ft.
Lawyer, co-chairman of Iowans for Kennedy (1960), and director of the Office of Emergency Planning, 1962-1965. Reports, speeches, press releases, subject files, and correspondence relating to his career in government service during the 1960s. MsC241. (Finding Aid)

*McDERMOTT, FRANCIS W. Papers of Francis W. McDermott, 1917-1923. 1 ft.
Soldier, 13th Regiment of railway engineers, U.S. Army, in W.W.I. Correspondence, picture postcards, and photographs. MsC451. (Finding Aid)

McDILL FAMILY. Papers of the McDill Family, 1845-1956. ca. 1 ft.
Iowa farm family. Correspondence and business papers of Joseph Black McDill, George R. McDill, and John Ronald. MsC43. (Finding Aid)

*McDILL, JAMES WILSON, 1834-1894. Papers of James W. McDill, 1850-1894. 37 items.
U.S. Representative and Senator from Iowa, member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and judge. Diaries, memoirs, correspondence, speeches, and other material relating to his life and career. MsC204. (Finding Aid)

McDONALD, JULIE JENSEN, 19-- . Mss. 3 ft.
Newspaper Editor and writer, this collection contains material related to two novels (Amalie's Story, 1970 and Petra, 1978), a play (Eyes of Sky; a Play in Six Scenes) and a biography (Ruth Buxton Sayre: First Lady of the Farms, 1980). Iowa Authors Mss. MsC651. (Finding Aid).

*McDOWELL, FREDERICK AND MARGARET. Papers, 1965-1992. 74 items.
Collection of letters from literary figures, including T. C. Boyle, Paul Engle, E.M. Forster, Gail Godwin, Caroline Gordon, and Angus Wilson. Correspondence about George Bernard Shaw, writings about Shaw. Copies of Margaret McDowell's PhD. dissertation. MsC753. (Finding Aid)

MCGOVNEY, D.O., 1877-1947. Papers, 1915-1921. .25 ft.
Dean of the University of Iowa College of Law, 1916-1921. RG14.01.03 (Finding Aid)

McGUIRE, FRANCES LYNCH, 1869-1947. Francis Lynch McGuire Manuscript, 1951. 1 ft.
Wagon to a Star, a collection of stories about life on an Adair County farm in the 1870s. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC652. (Finding Aid)

McHALE, THOMAS. Thomas McHale Papers. 0.25 ft.
News clippings, correspondence, notes, typescript relating to Dooley's Delusion. Iowa Authors. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

*McILVAINE, MARGARET. Papers of the McIlvaine Family. 325 items.
Correspondence of a Faribault, Minnesota, family. MsC163. (Finding Aid)

McINERNY, TED, 1862-1931. Ted McInerny Papers. 0.75 ft.
Draft, typescript, correspondence dealing with his book Pom-Pom. Iowa Authors. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

McKEEN, HAROLD, 1900-1993. Harold McKeen Papers. .25 ft. (1 scrapbook)
A scrapbook of photographs from the 1921 or 1922 Dominion Chautauqua season in the Western US and Canada, taken by the properties manager, who was responsible for leading the crews who set up and took down the tents. MsC150.20. (Finding Aid)

McKENZIE, DOUG. McKenzie Railroadiana Collection, 1952-1998.1.25 ft.
Timetables and track charts for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; CSX Transportation; Conrail; Soo Line; Burlington Northern Santa Fe; and Wisconsin Central, Ltd. railroads. MsC871. (Finding Aid)

MCKUSICK, MARSHALL B., 1930-.  Papers of Marshall B. McKusick, 1959-1979.  2 ft.

Professor, University of Iowa Department of Sociology and Anthropology, from 1960 until 1996.  State Archeologist from 1960 until 1975.  Researched prehistoric Native American Indian cultures.  Publications.  RG99.0028.  (Finding Aid)

McLEOD, KEMBREW. The Freedom of Expression® Collection of Kembrew McLeod. 10 items.
Five issues of Freedom of Expression® and other objects created by the professor who sold his soul on eBay. MsC773. (Finding Aid)

*McMANUS, EDWARD JOSEPH, 1920-. Papers of Edward J. McManus, 1942-1962. 3 ft.
Iowa state senator, lieutenant governor of Iowa, Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa, delegate to Democratic National Convention, and U.S. District Court Judge for Northern District of Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, telegrams, campaign material, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, tape recordings, phonograph recordings, and scrapbooks. MsC258. (Finding Aid)

McMILLIN, JOHN V., 1934-. Papers of John V. McMillin II, 1952-1980; bulk, 1959-1980. 14.5 ft.
Project engineer and engineering manager, University of Iowa Measurement Research Center. Product development at the MRC, including standardized test sheet scoring, electronic ballots, and other applications of scanning technologies. Reports, patent applications, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, extensive annotations in finding aid by donor. RG 99.0023. (Finding Aid)

*MEAD FAMILY. Papers of the Mead Family, 1861-1929. 396 items.
Civil War correspondence and pension records of an Iowa County family. Some of the topics of correspondence include the Battle of Corinth, Copperheads in Iowa, Black troops, and farm life in Iowa. MsC372. (Finding Aid)

MEADE, MARION. Marion Meade-American Women Writers Archive. 12 ft.
Research materials for the book Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin : Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. MsC907

*MEADE, MARION. Marion Meade-Buster Keaton Archive, 1895-1997. 31 ft.
Research material compiled by Meade while writing the biography, Buster Keaton Cut to the Chase. MsC512. (Finding Aid)

MEADE, MARION. Marion Meade-Woody Allen Research Files, 1994-2000. 10.5 ft.
Research material for The Unruly Life of Woody Allen. Comprised of interviews by letter and on tape, journal articles, research files, notes, films, photographs, manuscript copies, and copies of the completed book in various editions. MsC861. (Finding Aid)

MEADE, MARION. Marion Meade-Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney Archive. 10 ft.
Research materials for the book Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World and Eileen McKenney. MsC914 (Finding Aid)

MEADE, MARION. Marion Meade: Various Papers. 10 ft
Miscellaneous early works of the author. MsC924 (Finding Aid)

MEDARY, MARJORIE, 1890--. Mss. 2 ft.
Editor and author of books for young adults. This collection drafts and other materials relating to Prairie Printer (a sequel to Buckeye Boy), about a pioneer northeast Iowa newspaperman; Orange Winter, about Florida in the 1870's; College in Crinoline and Prairie Anchorage, both of which have pioneer settings, and some other works. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC657. (Finding Aid).

MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
This collection brings together all Medieval Manuscripts held in the Special Collections Department of the University of Iowa Libraries. MsC542. (Finding Aid)

MEI, YI-PAO, 1900--. Papers of Yi-pao Mei, 1955-1969. 0.25 ft.

Professor and head of Oriental Studies 1955-1968, and director of Center for Far East Studies 1968-1970.  Articles.  RG99.0047. (Finding Aid)

*MEIER, NORMAN C., 1893-1967. Papers of Norman C. Meier, 1906-1964. 12 ft.

Professor of psychology, University of Iowa, from 1923 until 1964.  Designed tests to measure artistic aptitude, and audience response.  Correspondence, photographs, lectures.  RG99.0163.  (Finding Aid)

MEIGS, CORNELIA, 1884-1973. Manuscript for The New Moon. .25 ft.
Children's author and Iowa's first Newbery Award winner. This collection consists of a manuscript and various clippings. Iowa Author Mss. MsC658. (Finding Aid)

MEKAS, JONAS. Collection of Fluxus Film Loops. .75 linear ft.
Lithuanian-American avant garde film maker and critic. This collection is comprised of nearly one linear foot of Fluxus film loops. MsC762. (Finding Aid)

MENDOZA, LYNDA. Lynda Mendoza Collection of David McCallum Memorabilia, 1952-2006. 29.5 ft.

Collection of materials related to the actor David McCallum, assembled by the president of his official fan club. Materials include books, posters, ephemera, photographs, audio and visual recordings, and other items. MsC 895. (Finding Aid)

*MEREDITH, EDWIN THOMAS, 1876-1928. Papers of Edwin T. Meredith, 1910-1975. 25 ft.
Attorney and Iowa state legislator. Subject files and correspondence concerning his business, family and political career. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence dealing with business conditions during the 1920s and W.W.II, politics, family life. MsC121. (Finding Aid)

MERICLE, MARTIN. Letters of Martin Mericle, 1862-1877, 8 items.
Personal letters describing Martin Mericle's Civil War experiences while serving with the 114th Ohio Infantry Regiment. Also includes and account book, 1863-1875. MsC106. (Finding Aid)

MERKER, KIM. Papers of Kim Merker. 16 ft. MsC805.

*MESSENGER, THOMAS W. Papers of Thomas Messenger, 1917-1923. 76 items.
World War I soldier. Letters written by Messenger during his service in W.W.I. He was a corporal in Co.B, 111 Machine Gun Battery in France, after the armistice was declared. MsC453. (Finding Aid)

METZLER, ROBERT. Robert Metzler "Colombo" Diaries, 1973-1977. .5 linear ft.
Writer and producer Robert Metzler was hired in March 1975 to work on the NBC television series "Colombo" starring Peter Falk. He continued on the show into 1977, making near daily diary entries that record behind-the-scenes activity in great detail. MsC 97. (Finding Aid)

*MEYER, NICHOLAS, 1945-. Papers of Nicholas Meyer, 1945-1984. 15 ft.
Screenwriter and director. Typescripts, screenplays, correspondence, clippings, proofs, photographs, etc. MsC425. (Finding Aid)

*MICHAELS, LEIGH. LeAnn Lemberger writing as.... See Lemberger, LeAnn.

MIDDLETON, WILLIAM D., 1844-1902. Papers of William D. Middleton, 1855-1902. 0.25 ft.

Professor of Physiology, Microscopic Anatomy, Surgery, Clinical Surgery, among other medical fields. Dean of the medical faculty.  Associated with the Medical Department from 1870 to 1902.  RG99.0282. (Finding Aid)

*MILLER, ADA HOLDING. Ada Holding Miller Sheet Music Collection, 1840-1968, 1.5 ft,
Nearly 200 pieces of sheet music for popular songs, organized topically (Transportation, Tear Jerkers, War, Religious, Love, etc.). The pieces range in date from 1840 to 1968, but the bulk of the collection was published between 1861 and 1915. MsC510. (Finding Aid)

MILLER, ELMER JOSEPH. Collection of concert and theater programs, 1872-1975, 5 ft.
Collector. MsC363. (Finding Aid)

MILLER, FRANK ANDREA, 1926-1983. Papers of Frank Miller, 1960-1983. 20 ft.
Editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. 100 original drawings, cartoons with over-lays and color processes, engraving printing plates, correspondence, photos and other papers. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC659. (Finding Aid)

MILLER, GUY. Guy Miller Amateur Printing Collection, 1934 - 1989. 0.8 ft.

Collection of amateur print publications, most dating from the early and mid 20th century. MsC 881. (Finding Aid)

*MILLER, JAMES, 1824-1903. Papers of James Miller, 1849-1903. 50 items.
Civil War naval engineer. Documents concerning his military service on Navy gunboats on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. Also includes materials relating to his mechanical inventions in the late 1880s. MsC408. (Finding Aid)

MILLER, MARION, 1920-2000. Papers of Marion Miller, 1940-1943. 0.5 ft.

State University of Iowa student, 1939-1943.  Journals. RG02.09.10. (Finding Aid)

*MILLER, MERLE, 1919- . Papers of Merle Miller, 1948-1961. 2.5 ft.
Editor at Yank, Time and Harper's, biographer of presidents, script writer, and novelist. Drafts, correspondence, printer's copies, and reviews for four of his books; the materials for The Sure Thing (1953) are extensive. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC660. (Finding Aid)

*MILLIMAN, JAMES CUTLER, 1847-1933. Papers of James C. Milliman, 1865-1917. 28 items.
Student at U of I, Civil War soldier, Lt. Governor of Iowa. Photographs and letters written about the University of Iowa, Harrison County, Iowa and New York. MsC350. (Finding Aid)

MILMAN, ESTERA. Estera Milman Collection on Contemporary Art. 33 ft.
Primarily ATCA administrative files containing a vast amount of information on the sources of the ATCA collections and detailed records regarding grants won by and exhibitiions curated by ATCA staff prior to 2000. MsC815. (Finding Aid)

MINCKLER, FRANK T.R. Minckler Music Library (Silent Movie Sheet Music), 1890s-1920s. 25.5 ft.
Sheet music from the orchestra leader at the Majestic Theater in Centerville, Iowa, believed to be (at least in large part) the music played during the showing of silent movies. MsC 911.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER. Aerial photographs of flooding on the upper Mississippi river, April-May, 1965, 150 items.
Photographs taken by Burlington Northern Railroad employees. MsC458. (Finding Aid)

MISSISSIPPI RIVER POWER COMPANY. Mississippi Power Company Photographs, 1911-1913. .25 ft.
Photographs of the building of the electric power dam at Keokuk, Iowa. MsC918 (Finding Aid)

*MITCHELL, DONALD J., 1914-1975. Papers of Donald J. Mitchell, 1942-1968. 6 ft.
Lawyer and Democratic National Committeeman from Iowa. Primarily correspondence and subject files relating to his political work for the Democratic Party. MsC330. (Finding Aid)

MOELLER, DOROTHY. Papers of Dorothy Moeller. 1.5 ft.
Author of Speech Pathology and Audiology: Iowa Origins of a Discipline. Research notes, drafts of her book.
Iowa Authors. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

*MOODY, CLARENCE WILBER, 1892-1967. Papers of Clarence W. Moody, 1932-1965. ca. 210 items.
Editor and publisher of the Burlington Hawk-Eye, civic leader. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches, etc., concerning the newspaper and the Burlington, IA area, with information on the Great River Road Project of the 1960s. MsC326. (Finding Aid)

MOORE FAMILY. Papers of the Moore Family, 1840-1884. 12 items.
Pioneer family, settled in Johnson Co., Iowa, 1840s. Some of the letters were written from Johnson and Hardin Counties and describe life there. MsC25. (Finding Aid)

MOORE, MARY TYLER. The Mary Tyler Moore Television Show Collection. @170 16 mm tapes.
Films for seasons one (1970-1971) to seven (1976-1977). MsC922. (Finding Aid)

MORAES, DOM, 1938-2004. Dom Moraes Papers, 1955-1965. .5 ft
Indian writer. The collection consists of articles published and unpublished, poems, prose, radio transcriptions, and songs. Msc944 (Finding Aid)

*MORE, JAKE, 1903- . Papers of Jake More, 1932-1968. 2 ft
Lawyer and State Chair of Iowa's Democratic State Central Committee. Speeches, correspondence, press releases, voter lists, financial reports, etc. all relating to More's involvement in Iowa's Democratic Party organization. MsC187. (Finding Aid)

MOREDOCK, ALFRED E. Papers of Alfred E. Moredock. 1 ft.
Postcards, newsletters, talent brochures, programs, and other material relating to Chautauqua, with the majority dealing with the Swarthmore Chautauqua system. MsC150.04 (Finding Aid)

MORICE, DAVE. Papers of Dave Morice. 36 ft. MsC445.

MORRELL (JOHN) AND COMPANY. Papers of the Morrell (John) and Company, 1868-1953, ca. 25 ft.
Business and personal correspondence, account books, statements, and other records, relating to the meat packing company particularly in Liverpool, Eng., and Ottumwa, Iowa; and papers, including some of Thomas Dove Foster. MsC100. (Finding Aid)

*MORRELL, DAVID. Papers of David Morrell, 1974-1999. 19 ft.
Born in Ontario 1943, awarded a PhD in American literature by Pennsylvania State University in 1970, taught at Iowa from 1970 to 1986, retired to write. Perhaps best known for Rambo, the central character of his 1972 novel First Blood, which lead to the Rambo films starring Sylvester Stallone, Morrell has written numerous novels as well as screen- and teleplays. The growing collection of his papers includes video and audio tapes as well as research notes, correspondence, and manuscripts. MsC478. (Finding Aid)

MORRIS, IRA VICTOR!, 1903-1972. Ira Victor! Morris Papers, 1966. .25 ft
Heavily revised carbon typescript of Morris's book The Road to Spain. MsC945. (Finding Aid)

*MORRISON, VELMA FORD, 1909-- . Papers of Velma Ford Morrison, 1953-1982. 1.5 ft.
Author of books for children, president of the Morrison Book Company. Correspondence, preliminary drafts and art work for her books including There's Only One You (1978) and Going On a Dig (1981). Iowa Authors Mss. MsC662.(Finding Aid)

MOSSMAN, STEVEN DOW, 1943--. Mss. 9 ft.
Writer born in Cedar Rapids. Collection includes extensive pre-publication materials for Mossman's highly regarded novel, The Stones of Summer (1972) as well as drafts written while a student in the Writer's Workshop. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC663. (Finding Aid).

*MOTT, FRANK LUTHER, 1886-1964. Papers of Frank Luther Mott, 1918-1963. 1.5 ft.
Journalism professor and dean, Mott is best remembered for his writing on the history of American newspapers. He also wrote numerous stories, plays and novels, draft of which are preserved in this collection. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC664.(Finding Aid).

MOUNT PLEASANT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Minutes of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, 1923-1927. c. 200 items.
Reports of meetings and financial accounts reflect activities of the organization. MsC136. (Finding Aid)

MOUNT PLEASANT NATIONAL STATE BANK. Papers of the Mount Pleasant National State Bank, 1916-1921. 97 items.
Correspondence. Included in the Iowa Documents Collection, MsC897. (Finding Aid)

MOUNT UNION FARMERS' COOPERATIVE EXCHANGE. Records of the Mount Union Farmers' Cooperative Exchange, 1918-1955, 10 items.
Minutes of meeting of the board of Exchange. Included in the Iowa Documents Collection. MsC897. (Finding Aid)

MOYER, L.E. Papers of L.E. Moyer. 1 ft.
Photos, appointment diaries, correspondence, and other material related to Moyer's responsibilities as a crewman and superintendent on the Redpath-Horner Chautauqua circuit, as well as manager of a touring play and later a partner in the Horner-Moyer booking agency. MsC150.02.  (Finding Aid)

MUEHL, LOIS BAKER, 1920-- . Papers of Lois Baker Muehl, 1959-1984. 1 ft.
Manuscripts and correspondence related to her books for children including My Name Is-- (1959) and Hidden Year of Devlin Bates (1967). Iowa Authors Mss. MsC665. (Finding Aid)

*MURDOCH, IRIS. Papers of Iris Murdoch, [1953-1994?]. 31 ft.
British writer and philosopher. Manuscripts for most of her novels, plays, and poetry, primarily handwritten drafts in notebooks. MsC212. (Finding Aid)

*MURPHY, CHARLES H., [1877]-1935. Papers of Charles H. Murphy, 1889-1899. 13 items.
Spanish American War soldier from Red Oak, IA. Personal letters concerning the activities of Company M, 51st Infantry Regiment, Iowa Volunteers during the Spanish American War. MsC116. (Finding Aid)

MURPHY, RAY DICKINSON, 1887-1970. Papers of Ray D. Murphy, 1935-1958. ca. 4 ft.
Insurance businessman. Speeches and scrapbooks relating chiefly to Murphy's term as national commander of the American Legion. MsC203. (Finding Aid)

MURPHY, THOMAS DOWLER. Thomas Dowler Murphy Papers. .75 ft.
Page proofs from several travel books and a set of illustrations. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

MURRAY (FISKE), JANETTE and FREDERICK GRAY MURRAY. Papers of the Murray Family. 30 ft.
The Story of Cedar Rapids manuscript, news clippings, publicity, and essays. Iowa Authors. MsC666.

MURRAY, JOHN II, 1778-1843. Letters of John Murray to John Wilson Croker, 1809-1842. 3 ft.
Letters from London publisher John Murray to a colleague and writer John Wilson Croker. The collection includes 318 letters from Murray to Croker, transcripts, and related materials including a MA thesis derived from the letters by Andrew J. Green in the late 1920s. Leigh Hunt Collection MsL M9826c. (Finding Aid)

MURRAY, WILLIAM COTTER, 1924-. William Cotter Murray Papers, @1965. .75 ft.
This collection consists of notes and manuscripts surrounding William Cotter Murray’s first novel Michael Joe: a Novel of Irish Life. It also contains an early and a final manuscript of Murray’s unpublished novel Witnesses, originally called Testimonial.