Collection Dates: 1930 --
1930 -- 1960
.5 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: June 2002
Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1970 by Helen Kehoe.
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Louis Joseph Kehoe was born in Farley, Iowa, in 1897. He graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Charles City, Iowa, and the Hamilton College of Law in Chicago. After practicing law for two years in Illinois, Kehoe moved back to Iowa where he began a new office in Riceland. Five years later, in 1924, he moved his legal practice to Wellman, Iowa, where he would remain for the rest of his life. Beginning in 1937, Kehoe had law offices in both Wellman and Washington. In the 1960s, he became part of the law firm of Livingston, Day, Keyhoe, Meeker, and Bates of Wellman, Iowa.
Kehoe was active in Republican Party politics. In the 1930s he ran for governor and for the U.S. Congress. Louis Kehoe also wrote a regular column for the Washington Evening Journal. He was a member of the Washington County and Iowa Bar Associations, the Washington Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, and the Wellman American Legion Post. Kehoe died in 1969 at the age of seventy-two.
Scope and Contents
The Louis Kehoe collection is primarily made up of manuscripts
and clippings of articles he wrote on a variety of subjects, ranging from
Iowa law and politics to legal reform and trials. One scrapbook of newspaper
clippings consists mostly of Mr. Kehoe's columns, 1938 -- 1944, and there
is a group of 8 articles from the Washington Evening Journal related
to Mr. Kehoe's support of an Iowa toll road.
The Louis Kehoe collection is primarily made up of manuscripts and clippings of articles he wrote on a variety of subjects, ranging from Iowa law and politics to legal reform and trials. One scrapbook of newspaper clippings consists mostly of Mr. Kehoe's columns, 1938 -- 1944, and there is a group of 8 articles from the Washington Evening Journal related to Mr. Kehoe's support of an Iowa toll road.
Scrapbook -- newspaper clippings, 1938 -- 1944
Washington Evening Journal, February 13, 1952 -- August 6, 1954
America at the Crossroads (2 copies)
Are They Sick or Not
Are We Talking Too Much -- Too Soon
Billions for Defense but Not One Dollar for Political Benefits
Building Our Defenses (2 copies)
Can It Happen to You
Can We Have Industrial Order? (2 copies)
Career Men in the Legislature (2 copies)
The Cause of the Meat Black Market
The Challenge to Christianity (2 copies)
Christmas: the 1938 Model
Come Down the Nome Stretch
Conscription (2 copies)
Consolidation Colic (2 copies)
D-Day on the Home Front
Danger in Reckless Promises
The Danger of Excessive Corn Sealing
Dangerous Play Mates
Democracy vs. Totalitarian Slavery
Divorce -- the Remedy
Do We Need A Guardian?
Dreaming Uncle Sam
The Enemy from Within (2 copies)
Explanation of Proposed Labor Law
Fear (2 copies, one typewritten, one printed article)
The Fifth Column Challenge (2 copies)
Food for Thought
Gangdom in Europe
Germany's Labor Scarcity
Germany's One Man Government
Government (2 copies)
The Governor's Oath
A Hippie! What Is It? (2 copies)
How to Make Germany's Defeat Permanent (2 copies)
If Representative Government Survives
Immigration and the Future of the United States
Independence Day 1776 to 1939
Independence Requires Courage (2 copies)
Inflation, the Child of the Crackpots
Iowa's Shame (2 copies)
Is the O.P.A. Really Helpful? (2 copies)
Is this Representative Government?
It's Now Up To Us
The Key to Peace "Our Foreign Policy" (2 copies)
Killing the Goose That Is Laying the Golden Egg
Let's Look Before We Leap
A Letter to Our Congress
Col. Lindbergh and His Iron Cross
Lest We Forget
Loose Talking Danger
Maybe, We Really Do Need War
Merrily We Roll Along. But Where?
Mot Made Recession
More Political Sight Seeing
Mother's Day Reflections
The Myth of Inflation (2 copies)
The Neglected Front (2 copies)
A New Approach to World Peace The New Deal (2 copies)
On Whom Do You Want Controls?
Others Experience Should Teach Us
Our President and Our Foreign Relations
Our Youth in This War's Aftermath (2 copies)
Party or Country
Peace in Viet Nam, How Not to Get It
The People Have Spoken
Please Henry Remove Your Mask
The Plight of the Democracies
Present Needs and Future Plans (2 copies)
The Price of Peace (2 copies)
Pump Priming Magic
The Purge That Failed (2 copies)
Rackets and Relief (2 copies)
Riding for a Fall
Russian Security or American Freedom, Which Will You Have? (2 copies)
Shades of P.T. Barnum (2 copies)
Should the Men Be Retained in Service During the Emergency? And Is There An
Simplify the Soldier Loan (2 copies)
So This Is Peace
Socialism and the Farmer
Some Things Are Dearer Than Dollars
Statesmanship Vs. Showmanship
The Statistics Shell Game (2 copies)
The Strike of the Gimme Guys (2 copies)
Support the Scouts, and Serve Your Country (2 copies)
Sure Thing -- It is
They Will Be Hard to Convince (2 copies)
Think Mr. American
Threats Delay End of War
Trials for the War Criminals
Tricking the Old Folks
Using Slave Labor May Enslave
Us Vigilantes of 1938
Vote: While You May! (2 copies; one typewritten, one printed article)
The War of the 'Isms
War: the Great Eraser
War Prisoners Are Expensive
Watch Your Step, Mr. Buyer
Watch Your Step, Mr. Taxpayer!
We Can't Give You Anything but Love, Finland
Mr. Welles Pilgrimage for Peace
What Do We Mean by "Progress"? (2 copies)
What Do You Mean by Jobs?
What Price Egotism? (2 copies)
What Will the Answer Be? (2 copies)
When Civilization Has a Relapse
When the Laboring Man Talks in Private
When a Nation Dies
When Political Bunions Hurt
Where Do We Go From Here?
Where Will the Old Man Go?
Which Plan Do You Want?
Who Is an Isolationist? (2 copies)
Who Should Vote?
Why Delay the Issue?
Why Have a Congress? (2 copies)
Why Not Draft These People?
Why Not Find Out Just Where We Stand? (2 copies)
Why Pick on Mrs. Roosevelt?
Why Wait Until We Are Broke?
Will You Get in This Game?
You Can't Fool the Men in the Fox Holes (2 copies)
Two letters to unnamed Congressmen from Mr. Kehoe; one dated April 28, 1944, expressing Mr. Kehoe's view on the power of the Presidency; one undated, expressing Mr. Kehoe's view on war economies
Twelve undated copies of Mr. Kehoe's column "As Seen from Where I Sit"One printed sheet containing four articles from Mr. Kehoe's column "Common Sense" (2 copies)
Two undated copies of Mr. Kehoe's announcement of his candidacy for Republican nomination as US Representative from Iowa's first districtSix untitled, undated pieces by Mr. Kehoe
Miscellaneous writings by Mr. KehoeA bill proposed by Mr. Kehoe providing for control of labor disputes by requiring arbitration rather than work stoppages at the state level
Memorandum on Military TrainingMemoranda on Need for Reform of Criminal Laws and Their Enforcement (2 copies)
Obituary, June 3, 1969
Proposed Labor Law -- providing for creation of a Court of Labor Relations by the US Congress (2 copies)Resolution (concerning postponement of effective date of the Rules of Civil Procedure prescribed by the Iowa Supreme Court to a more opportune post-war time)
Resolution (concerning criticism of present State and National Administrations by Republican delegates to the County Convention, Washington County, Washington, Iowa, July 2, 1938Revision of Our Criminal Law and Procedures (2 copies)
Eight clippings from Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and other unidentified papers all related to toll road legislation (October 26, 1964 -- May 6, 1955)
Twenty-one clippings from various newspapers related to toll road construction (May 9, 1952 -- July 26, 1956)