MsC 65

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1940 -- 1951
(Bulk Dates: 1940 -- 1943)
.25 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: November 1997

Acquisition Note: Mr. Couch gave this small collection of papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1958.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Biographical Note

Albert A. Couch was president of the AFL’s Iowa State Federation of Labor.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Albert A. Couch date from 1940 to 1951 and consist of approximately 100 items of correspondence, reports, and clippings relating to a proposed hydroelectric dam at Moscow, Iowa, and the establishment of Iowa’s Hydroelectric Cooperative. The correspondence includes letters from: William Beardsley, Guy M. Gillette, Jake More, and Burton K. Wheeler.

Box List

 Box 1

Correspondence and clippings, 1950. Regarding the A.A. Couch and C.F. Brannan controversy.

Correspondence and reports. Regarding Iowa’s Hydroelectric Cooperative, political appointments, etc.

1940 -- 1942. Including letters from Guy M. Gillette and Burton K. Wheeler.


1947 -- 1951. Including letters from William Beardsley and Jake More.

Exhibits used in the Power Commission’s hearings for the Iowa Hydroelectric Cooperative.



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