MsC 231

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1942 -- 1959
4 items

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet:September 2002

Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa by Mr. Starzel in 1971.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

Copyright:  Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on "Property Rights, Copyright Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"

Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.

Biographical Note

Chief executive officer of the Associated Press, Frank Starzel, was born on February 29, 1904, in LeMars, Iowa. He began his newspaper career by working on his father's paper, the semiweekly LeMars Globe Post. By age thirteen, he had learned typesetting and printing and was writing articles. Starzel attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of Iowa before quitting school to take a job as the managing editor of the Iowa City Press Citizen. From Iowa City, he moved to Des Moines where he was assistant syndicate manager and later assistant to the managing editor. He held other positions before he joined the Associated Press in 1929. By 1948, he had become general manager of the Associated Press news service. He retired as chief executive officer in 1962. Frank Starzel died in 1994 at the age of ninety.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Frank Starzel are comprised of four scrapbooks containing photographs, speeches, press releases, and articles.

Item Inventory

Four large scrapbooks

Newspaper clippings, 1953, 1975, 1994



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