MsC 235

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1939 -- 1955
8 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: November 1997

Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971 by O.W. (Orrin Wiliam) Judd, who was the son of William Nelson Judd.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 1

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.

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Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections.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.

Abbreviations: For an explanation of the abbreviation and dating conventions used in the finding aids, see Abbreviations.

Biographical Note

Nebraska native, William Nelson Judd (1887 -- 1955) moved to Clinton, Iowa with his parents when he was two years old. He received but a limited education in the Clinton public schools and by age fifteen was working as a barber. In 1906, he took a job with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway as a freight brakeman. Over the years he was promoted first to conductor and finally to the position of terminal yardmaster in Clinton, Iowa. He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.A Republican, he was a member of the Clinton city council from 1926 to 1934. He was elected to the state legislature in 1936 and served there many years. From 1943 to 1944 he was mayor of Clinton, Iowa.Scope and Contents

The papers of William Nelson Judd consist of only eight items dating from 1939 to 1955. These include photographs of the state legislatures, certificates of election, and a scrapbook, all of which relate to his legislative career.


Photographs.Certificates of election.Memorial resolution.Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1939 -- 1955.

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