Collection Dates: 1904 -- 1930
2.25 linear ft.
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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Addenda: 2001, 2009
papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1959, by Henry
A. Wallace. A microfilm edition of these records is available for loan or
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collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
Photographs: Box 4
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Series Table of Contents
Scope and contents
Box 1 American Farm Bureau Federation -- Correspondence, March 1918
Box 2 Correspondence, April 1918 -- September 1920
Box 3 Correspondence, October 1920 -- Government promises on WWI farm production and prices
Box 4 Illinois Agricultural Association -- Young Mens Christian Associations
Box 5 Scrapbooks, 1922 -- 1924
Henry Cantwell Wallace
(1866-1924) graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1892. In 1895,
he joined the family publishing business. His father, Henry Wallace, was the
editor of Wallaces Farmer and Henry C. succeeded him as the editor
in 1916. President Warren G. Harding appointed Wallace U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
in 1921. As secretary he emphasized the departments role in the adjustment
of production to the needs of consumption, promoted farm relief programs, championed
conservation, and established the bureau of agricultural economics. He was a
member of the executive committee of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and
of the International Committee of Young Mens Christian Associations. Henry
Cantwell Wallace was the father of U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace.
The papers of Henry C. Wallace measure 2.25 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1930. Arranged chronologically within an alphabetical sequence these papers reflect his personal life and career. Subject files range from a diary and articles by Wallace to agriculture issues and Wallaces Farmer. There are nearly three boxes of correspondence which include letters from: John M. Evvard, Herbert Hoover, Donald R. Murphy, Gifford Pinchot, and William Howard Taft.
History, Vol. XLI:No. 2 (April 1967). This publication contains two essays dealing
with Henry Cantwell Wallace.
American Farm Bureau Federation. Brochures, 1919 -- 1920.
Articles and reports by Henry C. Wallace, undated.
Corn Belt Meat Producers, 1919.
1904 -- 1911. Including a letter from Nathan E. Kendall.
January -- February 1912. Including a letter from John M. Evvard.
March -- July 1912. Including letters from A. Sykes and Albert B. Cummins.
August -- December 1912. Including letters from A. Sykes and John M. Evvard.
1913 -- 1916. Including letters from John M. Evvard and Raymond A. Pearson.
1917. Including letters from: Horace Plunkett, David F. Houston, Gifford Pinchot, Herbert Hoover, Edward Bok, Theodore Roosevelt, E.L. Burke, and Lafayette Young, Jr.
January -- March 1918. Including letters from: Gifford Pinchot, Herbert Hoover, and Theodore Roosevelt.
April -- December 1918. Including letters from: Gifford Pinchot, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, andHerbert Hoover.
January -- August 1919. Including letters from: William H. Taft, John M. Evvard, Arthur Capper, J.W. Coverdale, Henry C. Stuart, and W.R. Stubbs.
September -- October 1919. Including letters from: Henry C. Stuart, Clarence Pickard, C.W. Pugsley, A. Sykes, and Jesse N. Jones.
November -- December 1919. Including letters from: Walter A. Jessup, A. Sykes, Addison M. Parker, Raymond A. Pearson, William H. Taft, C.W. Pugsley, Clarence Pickard, Arthur Capper, William S. Kenyon, and Gifford Pinchot.
January -- March 1920. Including letters from: A. Sykes, Frederic Larrabee, G.W. Swan, John B. Kendrick, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
April -- May 1920. Including letters from Clifford Thorne and A. Sykes.
June -- September 1920. Including letters from: A. Sykes, Donald R. Murphy, Cyrenus Cole, Robert B. Wallace, Dan A. Wallace, J.R. Howard, Herman Hagedorn, and G.W. Swan.
October -- November 1920. Including letters from: Herman Hagedorn, A. Sykes, Donald R. Murphy, Henry C. Taylor, John M. Evvard, C.W. Pugsley, G.F. Warren, Albert B. Cummins, and Dan A. Wallace.
December 1920. Including letters from: G.W. Swan, A. Sykes, E.L. Burke, Arthur Capper, Donald R. Murphy, Johnson Brigham, J.W. Coverdale, J.R. Howard, Thomas P. Gore, John Hammill, Frank O. Lowden, Eugene Meyer, Jr., Samuel R. McKelvie, C.W. Pugsley, James W. Wilson, Charles F. Curtiss, Robert B. Wallace, and Edwin T. Meredith.
January 1921. Including letters from: T.W. Tomlinson, James W. Wilson, John B. Kendrick, Gifford Pinchot, A. Sykes, Thomas P. Gore, Samuel R.McKelvie, Donald R. Murphy, James W. Wallace, and C.W. Pugsley.
February 1921. Including letters from: A. Sykes, Elwood Mead, Eugene Meyer, Jr., Clarence Poe, A.P. Carhart, F.V. Rowe, Carleton R. Ball, and Johnson Brigham.
March -- December 1921. Including letters from: Donald R. Murphy, Clyde L. Herring, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Herbert Hoover.
1922 -- 1923. Including letters from: Warren G. Harding, G.F. Warren, and Donald R. Murphy.
1924 -- 1930. Including letters from: Dan A. Wallace, Donald R. Murphy, Robert B. Wallace, C.W. Warburton, Gardner Cowles, Lafayette Young, Jr., J.B. Weaver, and Addison M. Parker.
Undated. Including letters from William H. Taft and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.
Des Moines Pioneer Club, 1920. Twenty-sixth annual banquet.
Diary, 1922. Three journal entries, typescript.
on WWI farm production and prices, 1917 -- 1918.
Illinois Agricultural Association, 1920 -- 1921.
Kansas State Farm Bureau Bulletin, 1918, and Kansas Livestock Producers Bulletin, 1920.
1910 -- 1919.
1920 -- 1923.
Obituaries and memorials, 1924 -- 1929.
Producers Committee Meeting. Minutes. June 25,1919
"Report of the Secretary of Agriculture," November 15, 1923.
Speeches by Henry C. Wallace
1910 -- 1922.
"Tour of the President to Alaska," 1923. Official itinerary.
U.S. Grain Growers, Inc., 1920 -- 1921.
Wallaces' Farmer. By-laws, editorials, advertisements, subscriptions, etc., 1913 -- 1920 and undated.
Young Men's Christian
Associations. Home Division of the International Committee, 1921.
1923 -- 1924.
Box 5 continued
Mandeville, Paul. "Henry C. Wallace -- Epitomaster of Agriculture." The Egg Reporter, Vol.XXX:No.14 (November 6, 1924), p. 18 -- 24.
Press release. U. S. Department of Agriculture. Monday, May 16, 1921. In regard to the creation of an Alaskan Development Board.
Statement. October 26, 1918. "Stabilization of Hog Prices." Transmitted by the Food Administration at the request of a conference held October 23 - 25, [1918?] "between the live stock subcommittee of the Agricultural Advisory Board, including special members of the swine industry and of the Food Administration."
The Wallace family covenant. Original draft by H. C. Wallace, February 24, 1916, shortly after the death of Henry Wallace, his father, and written in the presence of the mortal remains of Henry Wallace