MsC 151

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1956 -- 1960
.5 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: February 1998

Acquisition Note: These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1967 by Mr. Wolf.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 1

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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A Wisconsin native, Leonard George Wolf, moved to Iowa after graduating with a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin, in 1949. He worked as a retail feed dealer in Elkader, Iowa, before being elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (1959-1961). After an unsuccessful reelection bid, Wolf was appointed special assistant to the director of the International Cooperation Administration Mission in Brazil. In 1966, he became the coordinator for the child feeding program in Latin America. The following year, he coordinated the famine relief program in drought stricken India. In 1968, Wolf was appointed executive director of the American Freedom From Hunger Foundation. Leonard G. Wolf was only forty-four years old when he died on March 28, 1970.


The papers of Leonard G. Wolf consist primarily of correspondence from his one term in the Congress. There are also copies of bills and resolutions that he introduced along with newsletters and press releases. His nominating papers are also included.

 Box 1

Bills and resolutions introduced by Wolf, 1959 -- 1960

Campaign material, 1956 -- 1959 and undated


1956 -- 1959, including lettters from Edward A. McDermott, Jake More, James B. Morris, and Fred Bierman

1960, including letter from Robert F. Kennedy and Fred Biermann


Newsletters and press releases, 1959 -- 1960

Nomination papers, 1958

Photographs, including Hubert H. Humphrey

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