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Historical and Literary Manuscript Collections
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VAN ALLEN, JAMES A., b.1914, The James Van Allen Papers and Related Collections, 1934-2001. Ca. 400 ft.
Personal and professional papers of University of Iowa physicist/astrophysicist and discoverer of the radiation belts which surround the Earth. University Archives. For a brief introduction to Van Allen and the Papers, see Christine D. Halas, The James A. Van Allen Papers (Books at Iowa 51).RG99.0142 (Finding Aid)

VAN ALSTINE, SEWELL, b.1824. Diary of Sewell Van Alstine, 1863-1864. 1v.
Civil War diary of a member of the 95th Illinois infantry regiment. MsC28. (Finding Aid) Digitized diary

VAN DINE, WARREN, 1903-1983. Papers of Warren Van Dine. 1 ft.
Consists of audio recordings, biographical information, correspondence, and materials relating to Mr. Van Dine's editorial positions with Much Ado and Upward. Also included in this collection are several manuscripts and typescripts of poems, essays, and short stories as well as Mr. Van Dine's memories of his time spent as an undergraduate at the State University of Iowa in the 1920s. Photographs, speeches. MsC711. (Finding Aid).

VAN ETTEN, WINIFRED. Winifred Van Etten Papers. .25 ft.
Correspondence, draft of one chapter of book I Am the Fox. MsC869. (Finding Aid)

VAN VECHTEN, CARL, 1880-1964. Van Vechten Collection, 1944-1950. 1 ft.
23 photographs of Doris Julian, Stephen Van Ophuigsen, Coleman Dowell, Jose Quintero and others; 16 photograph postcards including Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas; 75 photographs of celebrities (lacking no. 18); several drafts and related correspondence for "Gertrude Stein: An Epilogue". Iowa Authors Mss. MsC715. (Finding Aid). See also "Baby Woojums In Iowa" by Bruce Kellner.

VANDER MAAS, JOHN P. John P. Vander Maas Railroadiana Collection. 496 ft.
Collector. Time tables, train registers, train orders, menus, tickets, etc. MsC468. (Finding Aid) See also his "Early Reminiscences of Railroads".

VAWTER, KEITH. Papers of Keith Vawter. 1 ft.
Correspondence, photos, records, contracts related to Chautauqua. MsC150.03. (Finding Aid)

*VEGLAHN, NANCY CRARY, 1937-- . Papers of Nancy Veglahn, 1964-1976. 3 ft.
Author of numerous books for young adults, many on science subjects. Collection includes manuscripts and correspondence about, among other titles, Follow the Golden Goose (1971) and Coils, Magnets and Rings (1976). Iowa Authors Mss. MsC713. (Finding Aid).

VER DUFT, LEE, 1910--. Lee Ver Duft Mss. .5 ft.
Born in Prairie City, Iowa, Ver Duft became an artist and writer. He is represented in this collection by three poems: Bon Voyage, 'Sixties!' Poem, 1973; Epistle to a Poet, Bound, But Outer, 1965; and Inner Course in Time, Flesh and Eidolon. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC869. (Finding Aid).

*VICTOR ANIMATOGRAPH CORPORATIONS. Papers of the Victor Animatograph Corporations, 1912-1966. 16 ft.
Alexander Victor, a central figure in the invention and marketing of 16mm film equipment for home and industrial use, formed the Victor Animatograph Company of Davenport, Iowa. Papers include records, correspondence, catalogs and clippings, photographs, negatives and scrapbooks. MsC153. (Finding Aid).

VIERECK, GEORGE SYLVESTER, 1884-1962. Papers of George S. Viereck, 1896-1959. 1287 items.
Poet, novelist, journalist, and publicist for pro-German causes. Correspondence, drafts of magazine articles, photos, clippings of newspaper and magazine articles, typescripts of poems in German and in English, notebooks and pamphlets, a psychiatric report, legal documents, statements in court, and related material. MsC99. See also: "George Sylvester Viereck: Poet and Propagandist" by Neil M. Johnson. (Finding Aid)

*VINCENT, EARL W., 1886-1953. Papers of Earl W. Vincent, 1929-1953. 0.5 ft.
Lawyer, judge, and Iowa state congressman. Five folders of correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, and legislative voting record. MsC234. (Finding Aid)

VIRDEN, HELEN. Papers of Helen Virden. 6 ft. MsC716.

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