Collection Dates: 1905 -- 1954
4.5 in linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: March 1998
Acquisition Note: These papers were given to the University of Iowa in 1959 by Henry A. Wallace.
Ephemera: Box 8
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Series Table of Contents
Scope and contents
Box 1 Business correspondence
Box 2 Business correspondence -- Papers on the American Farm Foundation
Box 3 From Trust Buster to Brain Buster
Box 4 Clippings -- Speeches
Box 5 Speeches -- Proposed book on the Wallace family
Box 6 Cooperative Marketing for Public Schools -- Articles
Box 7 Articles -- Miscellaneous
Box 8 Books, pamphlets, and serials
9 Serials and quotes from The Farmer
Daniel A. Wallace was one of the leading champions for the farmer in the Midwest. He was born at Winterset, Iowa, in 1878, the youngest son of Henry Wallace (Uncle Henry), who was editor of Wallaces' Farmer and one of the greatest agricultural editors this country has ever seen. Daniel Wallace was educated in Iowa, and in 1901 graduated Iowa State University with a B.S. in agriculture. He had his early training in the newspaper and publishing business with his father and brothers at Des Moines and in 1903 went to Minnesota and took a position with the Webb Publishing Company of Saint Paul. Daniel Wallace remained at Webb Publishing Company for the rest of his business career, becoming editor of The Farmer in 1905 and directing editor of both The Farmer and The Farmers Wife in 1919.
Throughout his life,
Daniel A. Wallace strongly supported the Farmers Cooperative and ardently worked
for revision of state and national legislation to benefit the farmer. He died
The papers of Daniel A. Wallace are composed of business correspondence, speeches, press releases, photographs, clippings, books, pamphlets, published and unpublished writings, manuscripts of a proposed book on the Wallace family, and a text for high school students.
Much of the business correspondence in this inventory concerns Mr. Wallaces interest in the various cooperative developments in the United States as well as his relationship with the United States Department of Agriculture for which his brother Henry C. Wallace served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Harding and his nephew Henry A. Wallace served in the same position under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Over half of the entries are speeches, press releases, and reports of various agricultural organizations of which Daniel A. Wallace was a member. The remaining papers consist of published and unpublished works of Mr. Wallace.
The business correspondence
is arranged chronologically in the first twelve folders (1905 - 1954) and by
topic in the remaining sixty-nine folders. There are 1,421 entries in nine boxes.
A detailed index is available in the repository.
1905 - 1934
Business correspondence, 1905 - 1934
Papers on the American
Farm Foundation (3 folders)
From Trust Buster
to Brain Buster, sixteen chapters of the book
Press releases of speeches (2 folders)
Speeches (3 folders)
Minutes of various meetings
Reports and bulletins of various farm organizations
Proposed book agenda
on the Wallace family (9 folders)
Cooperative Marketing for Public Schools, outline for text (6 folders)
Articles (5 folders)
Articles (3 folders)
and serials (3 folders)
Serials and quotes from The Farmer (5 folders)
Letters between Daniel Wallace and Wallace Ashby. Gift of W. Clark Ashby
Reprint of Christmas letter 1952, memories of Dan Wallace by W. Clark Ashby, and Dan Wallace's obituary