MsC 227

  Manuscript Register

GREATER DES MOINES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
RECORDS

Collection Dates: 1907 -- 1966
31 linear ft.

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Box List

General Files

Box 1

Airport Dedication, September 23, 1951

Airport Restaurant

American Bar Association

Annual Meeting

1961

1960

1959

1958

1957

1937 -- 1949

Box 2

Annual Report, 1947 -- 1961

Appeals Review Board

Box 3

Des Moines Industries, Inc.

Contract

Plans

Minutes of Annual Meeting

Armstrong Furnace

Correspondence

Misc. Final Papers

Manufacturers and Wholesalers Goodwill Tours -- Fall Fellowship

Fall Fellowship

Armstrong Furnace Company

Box 4

Armstrong Furnace, cont.

Real Estate Options

Railroad Agreement

Final Lease, Note and Option

Armstrong Furnace -- New Road

Materials Weitz Account 48B-149, Armstrong Building

Labor (Weitz) 48B -- 149, Armstrong Building

Armstrong Furnace Co.

Paid bills

Copies of contracts

Equitable Loan

Construction Contracts

Finance

Laboratory Reports

Construction Correspondence -- Armstrong

Box 5

Aviation

Airline Briefs

Mid-West Air Lines

North Central Mid-Continent Airlines

Mid-Continent Airlines

United Airlines

Ballot Battalion, 1952

Buses from Britain
Good Will Tour, June 4, 1952

Des Moines Business Digests

Iowa Facts, 1953 -- 1962 (1955, 1958 -- 1960 not included)

Box 6

City Beautiful

Beautiful Yard Contests

Greater Des Moines Beautiful -- Speeches

City Beautiful Committee, no. 1

Greater Des Moines Beautiful -- Correspondence

Beautiful Yard Contests

City Beautiful Committee, no. 2

Reference Material, 1955

Box 7

Central Business District Bureau, Proposed Survey and Plan for Downtown Des Moines

Des Moines River Valley Project

Des Moines -- Origin of

Flood Control Below the Tracks

Des Moines Transit Study

Franklin Terrace Apartments -- Options, Agreements

Franklin Courts -- Declaration of Trust

Franklin Terrace Apartments -- Miscellaneous

Frye Manufacturing Company

Freedoms Foundation

Good Roads

Paul Gregory Day Premiere -- July 26, 1955

Box 8

History of Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 1888 -- 1938

Iowa Dinner, 1953 to 1960

Industrial -- Closed

Industrial Dispersion Committee

Iowa Industrial Health Conference

Correspondence with Central States Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery

Bills, Receipts, Cancelled checks, 1958, 1st Iowa Industrial Health Conference

Letters to Speakers

Correspondence Industrial -- Maytag Company

Box 9

Krushchev visit to Des Moines, September 22, 1959

Lawsonomy

Lilac Arboretum -- Ewing Park

Box 10

National Council of State Garden Clubs

National Resources Conference

Post-War Planning

Bulletins

Fund

Des Moines Committee

Union Station

Post-War Planning Committee

Iowa Committee -- C.E.D.

Deposit slips and paid bills

Box 11

Resolutions

Red Rock Dam -- 1944 to 1951

Urban Renewal

Veterans Hospital Expansion, 1943 -- 1946

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

B.S. Walker Will

WAAC' s

Webb, Charles Edward; new executive vice president, 1979 article

West Central Industrial Council

Women's Department Histories

Fall Fellowship Day

Des Moines Industrial Revolution

Box 12

Iowa Products Club Minutes

Minutes of Annual Meetings, 1921 -- 1923, Iowa State Chamber of Commerce

Account Book, 1918 -- 1922

Individual Membership Collections, 1923, Iowa State Chamber of Commerce

Box 13

Minutes of Greater Iowa Association, 1914 -- 1918

Duplicate Statements, 1921

Finances of Greater Iowa Association

Reports -- Finance Old (Greater Iowa Association)

Iowa Chamber of Commerce -- Finance

Trial Balances Previous to April 30, 1920


Women's Bureau

Box 14

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Miscellaneous, 1920

1920 -- 1921, 1922 -- 1923, 1927 Bulletins

Civic Affairs Committee, 1941

Board Communications, 1940

Minutes, etc., 1939 --1942

Minutes, 1943 to 1944

Board, 1944 --1945

Programs, 1944

Bulletins, 1944

Minutes, 1945

Resignations, 1945 -- 1948

1945 -- Bulletins

Minutes, 1946

1946 Bulletins

Box 15

Financial Statements, Board Minutes 1947

1947 Bulletins

Minutes, 1948

Correspondence, 1948

Minutes, 1949

Resignations, 1949

Minutes, 1950

Correspondence, 1950

Box 16

Minutes, 1951

Correspondence, 1951

Minutes, 1952

Minutes, 1953

Correspondence, 1953

Paid Receipts, 1953

Membership Letters, 1954

Box 17

Minutes, 1954

Paid Receipts, 1954

Correspondence, 1955

1955 Expenses Paid

Minutes, 1955

1956 Correspondence

Box 18

Receipts, 1956

Minutes, 1956

Drops (Resignations) December 1956 and January through December 1957

Minutes, 1957

Annual Report, 1957

Receipts Paid, 1957

Correspondence, 1957

Budget, 1955 -- 1957

Box 19

Girls Chorus, 1954

1956 Luncheon

Civic Affairs

Breakfast, 1955

Legislative Tea, 1941

Mary Pickford Dinner, 1953

1940 Report of Civic Affairs Committee

Glee Club

Wood Brothers

Budgets

Defense Committee, 1941 -- 1942

Cookie Jar (USO refreshments)

Legislative Council

Insurance Night

Housing Survey, 1920

Tooters Club, 1934

Cocktail Party, 1955

Evening Meeting, 1956

Health Committee, 1952

Box 20

Rules and By-Laws of Midwest Conference

Minutes of Midwest Conference

First Midwest Conference, 1947

Midwest Conference

1948

1949

1950

1951

Miscellaneous

Box 21

Junior Women

Centennial, 1946

MacKinlay Kantor Dinner, Iowa Centennial

John Erskine Dinner

Rose Forrester

Elsa Maxwell

Speaker, September 1945 Picture

Leland Stowe

Alice Treleaven Education Committee

Civic Affairs, 1944

Midwest Conference, 1956 (2 books)

Rules and By-Laws of Midwest Conference, 1954

Midwest Conference, 1958

Midwest Conference, 1959

Box 22

Membership Rosters and Bulletins

Mrs. America, 1959

Noon Luncheons, 1959

1959 Accounts

Correspondence, 1959

Publicity

Box 23

Harvest Home Festival, 1961

President, 1959

Evening Meetings, 1959

Budget, 1959

1960 Accounts (2 folders)

Box 24

Rosters

Revised Rules, 1947 and 1953

Committee Names and Duties

20th Anniversary Dinner Ballots

War Bond Drive Publicity

War Bond Activity

War Activities, 1943

Box 25

Airport Shelter House Picnic and Meeting

Business Affairs Committee, 1948

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Fall Rally Dinner and "Woman's Silhouette"

Hawkeye Holidays, Queen and Party

Lady Astor Tea

Health Fund (formerly Hospital Fund)

Health Fund, 1948

Human Relations Conference, 1945 Conference

"See Iowa First" Bus Trip, 1946

Second "See Iowa First" Tour

"See Iowa First," 1948

Swedish Centennial

Edith Johnson Breakfast

WRAC Breakfast, 1942

Honorary WAAC's

Box 26

Revised Rules of Procedure, 1939, 1945

By-Laws

Applications

National Organization

1957 Report, Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Delegate -- Elizabeth Lynch

General Chambers By-Laws

History of Women's Department

Annual Reports

Report to General Chamber for 1945, Women's Department

State Centennial Committee Bulletins

Tuesday Noon, 1943 -- 1944

War Activities, 1944

Post-War Committee

Box 27

Harvest Home Dinner

1949

1940

1941

1943

1945

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

Box 28

Harvest Home, cont.

1954

1955

Harvest Home Thank You Letters (1956)

Harvest Home

1957

1958

Harvest Home Dinner, 1959

Harvest Home, 1960

Annual Reports, 1958

Poster Project 1959

Box 29

Christmas Dinner, 1958

Annual Dinners

Annual Dinner, January 1948

25th Anniversary Dinner

27th Anniversary Dinner

Anniversary Dinner, 1948

Anniversary Dinners

Anniversary Dinner, 1959

Dropped, 1959 -- 1961

Christmas Greeting

Correspondence, 1958

United Nations Dinner, 21 October, 1958

Other Bulletins

Attendance at Meetings, 1958

603 Postage and Mailing

606 Membership Meeting

608 Office Supplies

Printing, 1958

Midwest Conference, Yearbook


National Farm Institute

Box 30

Farmer's Institute, 1958, speeches

Farm Institute Programs, 1938 -- 1966

Farm Institute Programs and Committee Notes

Box 31

National Farm Institute Proceedings, 1937 -- 1956

Box 32

National Farm Institute

1957, Speeches

1944 -- 1947, 1952, 1953

1954 -- 1958

Proceedings, 1959

1959 -- 1960

Box 33

Agricultural Events Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce

Farm Youth Day, 1956 to 1961

Russian Agriculturalists' Dinner, July 18, 1955

Business Farm Day, 1957 -- 1959

West Texas Chamber of Commerce Farm Tour in Iowa

Baseball, Incorporated

1961 Quarterly Tax Reports

Finances

Baseball, Inc.

Miscellaneous

Box 34

Des Moines Enterprise

Des Moines Enterprises Financial Statements and Pledge Lists

Committee Minutes, Des Moines Enterprises

Des Moines Enterprises (Tax Exemption reports, 1949)

Holiday on Ice

Audits -- 1949 -- 1961

Ledger -- Pioneer Memorial Stadium Account

B - I - E --1960

Fall fellowship, 1948 -- 1956

"Hi, Neighbor Tour," 1957 to 1959

Box 35

Agricultural Committee

1947 -- 1948

1949 -- 1961

Box 36

National Farm Institute

1963, 1962, 1946 -- 1950

1950

1957

Box 38

What's Ahead for The Family Farm? Typescript mss with resumes, proofs of table of contents, and correspondence

Studies and Surveys

Box 39

Origin of Indian Corn and its Relatives

Experimental Studies on The Production of Insulating Board from Cornstalks

Survey of The Industrial Possibilities in The Use of Corn Stalks as a Raw Material

Compilation relating to Uses and Products Made of Corn

Report of an Investigation of, and Experiments in, Corn Stalk Harvesting for Industrial Purposes

Cornstalks

Iron ore Deposits Near Waukon, Iowa

The Geology of The More Refractory Clays and Shales of Iowa

Box 40

State of Iowa, 1928. Directory of Manufacturing Establishments

State of Iowa, 1941. Directory of Manufacturing Establishments

The National Geographic Magazine
. vol. LXXVI, no. 2, August, 1939

Des Moines National Horse Show

Features of Social Life in Iowa

Past and Future Growth and Structure of The Iowa Population

Procedure Suggested for Various Companies (post-war)

Survey of Des Moines as a location for a Packing Plant

Preliminary Railroad Transportation Report, Des Moines, Iowa

A Brief Survey of Des Moines as a Location for Aviation Industries

Presenting Des Moines as a Location for an Air Base

Brief in Support of Additional Commercial Air Services for Des Moines

Survey of Airplane Depot Sites, Vicinity of Des Moines, Iowa

Box 41

The Staggered Hours Plan for Des Moines

WAAC's at Fort Des Moines, Iowa

War Record, Iowa Division, Military Training Camps Association

WAAC's

Survey of Defense Facilities of Des Moines, Iowa

Monthly Report of Works Engineering Division, United States Rubber Des Moines Company, Ordnance Plant (no. 1 and 2)

Value Recommendation, Des Moines Ordnance Plant

Descriptive Data Fair Value Survey, Des Moines Ordnance Plant

Post War Labor Survey of The Des Moines Ordnance Plant Personnel

Box 42

Minutes, Manufacturers and Jobbers Bureau,

1924 -- 1930

1931, 1933 -- 1938, 1941 -- 1943, 1945

Box 43

Minutes of two Investigations

Box 46

Minutes of The Directory Board (Commercial Club), 1913 -- 1915

Boxes 47 -- 49

Chamber of Commerce Publications, 6 vols., 1916 -- 1955

Unboxed Material

Over 1,000,000 Reasons Why (pamphlet)

Bound volumes of Minutes of The Greater Des Moines Committee, 1907 -- 1951 (33 volumes)

Bound volumes of Minutes of The Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 1915 -- 1949

 

 

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