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Papers of Henry Agard Wallace
Paul Richards Autographs
MsC 177

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Acquisition and Processing Information: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1965 by Gladys W. Richards.

Photographs: Moved to the photograph series in the Wallace papers.

Poem Portrait

Scope and Contents

Obtained from a manuscript dealer, this series consists of various items signed by Wallace.

Biographical Note

Paul C. Richards, a 1961 graduate of Boston University, was a manuscript dealer in Templeton, Massachusetts.

Box Contents List

Series VIII: Box 35


Cates, Garth. 8 letters

McCarthy, Joseph and all U. S. Senators


"Poetrait" (seen in image at top of this page)

Senate Resolution 48 appointing Edwin A. Halsey Secretary of the Senate



Booklets and pamphlets

Atlantic Pact: Peace Pact or War Pact?

Henry Wallace Says 'Increase Wages Out of Profits'

Peace, Freedom, & Abundance

Stand Up and Be Counted! Why I Choose to Run

Tribute to Russia

The Wallace Plan vs. the (Hoover) (Dulles) Marshall Plan

The Century of the Common Man. Miniatures in Dutch, German, Portuguese, and Spanish

"He Led the Common Man." Tribute to FDR

"The Krushchev Visit: The Looming Power of China." TMs and article clipped from a newspaper, n.d., n.p.

"The Path to Peace With Russia"

"The People's Fight Against Slavery"


"Shows, Judges, and Fanciers"

Statement about the general welfare

Statement about President Eisenhower's and Dulles' position in world affairs

"Why I Choose to Run"


December 28,1942. "Requisites of a Lasting Peace." In Proposals for a Free World. Toward New Horizons: No. 2. Washington, D.C.: Office of War Information

July 24, 1944. "My Commitments." TMs

February 24, 1950. Address before the second annual Convention of the Progressive Party, Chicago, Illinois. ccTMs

November 12, 1950. "A Century of Blood or Milk." Printed booklet, signed

February 20, 1954. "Building, Preventing, and Using Farm Subsidies." TMs

March 11, 1960. Introductory remarks at luncheon. AMs

March 27, 1960. "The Long Look Ahead."  The Ford Hall Forum, Boston. Includes a print off of the piece and a brochure for the Ford Hall Forum

September 27, 1960. Address before the General Electric Managerial Conference, Ossining, New York. AMs

November 17, 1960. "Genetics of Disease Resistance." New York Academy of Science. AMs

February 1, 1961. Opening statement at the Five Secretaries Meeting for the forum "Agriculture in an Uneasy World." Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 2 copies - 1 TMs, 1 pc signed

March 28, 1961. "Equality of Bargaining Power and the General Welfare." Benjamin Hibbard Memorial Lecture, Madison, Wisconsin. Combine typescript and autograph manuscript

November 1, 1961. "The Department as I Have Known It."  (About the Department of  Agriculture?)

March 22, 1962. Speech at Cornell University. Combined typescript and autograph manuscript

March 22, 1962. Same speech as above. TMs with holographic additions; photocopies. Also includes a photocopy of Henry C. Wallace's "The Young Men in the Twentieth Century" from The Cornell Countryman of April 1912

May 15, 1962. "The Evolution of United States Agriculture as Related to Changes in Economic and Institutional Patterns." AMs and printed copy, signed

September 8, 1962. Speech before the Pioneer Club of Des Moines, Iowa. AMs

March 6,1963. Speech given in Spanish in San Salvador. (The text is in English) AMs

December 7, 1963. Commencement address at the Pan-American School of Agriculture, Zamorano, Honduras. AMs and TMs

October 14, 1964. "Corn and People." Harlan, Iowa. Includes letter from Donald R. Murphy to Paul Richards