MsC 246

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1905 -- 1966
1 linear ft.

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: March 1998

Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971 by Mr. G. R. Hill

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.

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Biographical Note

Lawyer, Iowa State Senator and Iowa District Court Judge, George Raymond Hill (1888-1966) was born in Woodburn, Iowa. He received his law degree from Drake University in 1910. Hill practiced law in Des Moines, Belmond, and Clarion, Iowa. In 1932, he became Clarion’s city attorney. A Republican, Hill was elected to the state senate from Iowa’s 37th district in 1936. He later was appointed to the District Court bench.

 Scope and Contents

The papers of George R. Hill date from 1905 to 1966 and are made up of three boxes of speeches, correspondence, and scrapbooks. The speeches date from 1926 to 1950, and deal primarily with patriotism and good citizenship. The correspondence dates from 1942 to 1966, and includes letters from: Robert D. Blue, James I. Dolliver, Virgil M. Hancher, Bourke B. Hickenlooper and Harold E. Hughes. These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mrs. George R. Hill in 1971. They are open for research and information on literary rights is available in the repository.

 Box 1

Speeches, 1926 -- 1950:

"Fellowship and Service, “Fathers & Sons Banquet, Christian Church, November 10, 1926

"The Obligations of Citizenship," I.O.O.F. Hall, December 9, 1926

American Legion Auxiliary Anniversary Program, September 10, 1927

High School, November 14, 1927

Galt Community Meeting, January 1928

Hardin County Picnic, Pine Lake, 1928

Wright County Institute, September 1930

"Constitution," High School, September 17, 1930.

Health Talk before Clarion High School, May 1, 1931

"Citizenship," Woodstock High School Graduation, 1933

Clarion High School, 1935

Belmond I.O.O.F. Father & Sons, June 1939

Boy Scouts, E.G., 1945

Fathers & Sons, Methodist Church, March 27, 1946

Jewell, 1947

Judge Fry Dinner, December 1950

Undated Speeches


1942 -- 1949

1950 -- 1959

 Box 2



1961 -- 1963

1964 -- 1966

Undated Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents

 Box 3


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