MsC 250

 

Manuscript Register

 

THE PAPERS OF STEVEN V. CARTER

 

Collection Dates: 1915 -- 1960

(Bulk Dates: 1950s)
8.5 linear ft.

 

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Posted to Internet: May 2002

 

Acquisition Note: These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971 by Carter's widow.

 

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Photographs: Boxes 17, 22

 

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Series Table of Contents

 

Series I: Congressional Subject Files

Series II: Pre-Congressional Political Files

Series III: Personal Files

Biographical Note

Steven V. Carter was born in Carterville, Utah, on October 8, 1915. When he was fourteen years old, his family moved to Lamoni, Iowa. He graduated from Lamoni's Graceland College in 1934, the University of Iowa in 1937, and the University of Iowa's College of Law in 1939. He established a law practice in Leon, Iowa. In addition to his law practice, he was the county attorney for Decatur County (1940 -- 1944) and was the city attorney for Leon (1946 -- 1948). During World War II, Carter was a supply officer in the United States Navy. Elected as a Democrat to the 86th Congress, he served less than one year. Steven V. Carter died in office on November 4, 1959.

Scope and Contents

 

The papers of Steven V. Carter are arranged alphabetically within three series: 1) Congressional subject files 2) Pre-Congressional political files, and 3) Personal. The Congressional subject file series reflects his activities during his year in office. He concentrated on issues such as agriculture, education, insurance and retirement, and post offices. The pre-Congressional political files consist of campaign material from his two bids for office. Included are nomination papers, rules concerning contributions, and issue statements. The personal series contains invitations, law school notes, his degrees from college and university, material relating to his estate, and sympathy messages sent upon his death.

 

 

 

Box List

 

Series I: Congressional Subject Files

Box 1

Academy:

General
Air Force
Candidates and Alternates (Air Force)
Candidates and Alternates (Army)
Merchant Marine (Kings Point)
Navy
Bell, Harold I.
Boone, Robert S.
Caldwell, Max
Calef, Marshall Murl
Carroll, Martin E.
Garwood, Ronald
Gravely, Warren Lewis, Jr.
Greiner, Ronnie Ray
Hatcher, Lyman T.
Huff, Charles
Ingram, Robert Bruce
Jenks, Michael M.
Kelly, Davis
King, Elmer Richard, Jr.
Manning, James
Krugly, Michael
Newell, Ronald
Packwood, Eugene
Phillips, James R.
White Larry

Administration:

Applicants for positions
Marjorie Hutte
Personal, January -- June, 1959
Personal, July -- December, 1959
Personnel
Rein v. Vander Zee
Telegrams

Agriculture:

Commodities
Conservation Reserve Program
Farm Programs
Future Farmers of America
Information

Associations & Committees

Box 2

Commendations -- Endorsements -- Greetings

Congressional

Corn Tassel

Education

Education -- Conferences, Seminars

Education -- Federal Aid for Education and Educational Institutions

Education -- Scholarships -- Fellowships

Employment -- Bodanski, Mr. George V.

Employment -- General

Federal Government -- Atomic Energy Commission

Federal Government -- Bureau of Census

Federal Government -- Capitol -- Senate -- House

Federal Government -- Contracts -- Arctic -- Pacific, Inc.

Federal Government -- Departments:

Farmers Home Administration
Health, Education and Welfare
U.S. Treasury
Government Liaison Officers
Independent Agencies and Offices
Independent Agencies and Offices, Small Business Administration

Federal Government -- Rural Electrification Administration

Federal Government -- Rules and Administration

Finance

Foreign Relations (many TLS from prominent political figures)

Foreign Relations -- Foreign Aid

Foreign Relations -- United Nations

Health, Education and Welfare -- Cancer Research

Health, Education and Welfare -- Diseases and Conditions (Research)

Health, Education and Welfare -- FD & C Yellow #3 and #4 Coal -- Tar colors

Health, Education and Welfare -- International Health

Housing -- Financing

Box 3

Immigration and Naturalization -- Citizenship

Immigration and Naturalization -- Passport -- Visas

Immigration and Naturalization -- Quotas -- Refugees -- Displaced Persons

Institutions -- Correctional

Institutions -- Private

Insurance and Retirement:

Compensations
Federal Government
Insurance
Private and Industrial Insurance and Retirement
Railroad Retirement
Retirement and Annuities
State Governments

Labor

Labor -- A.F. of L. and C.I.O.

Labor -- Fair Standards

Labor -- Independent Unions

Legal -- Regulations

Mail

Mail -- Postage, Rates, Permits

Maritime -- Ships -- Shipping

Meetings

Meetings -- Representative's Appointments -- Engagements (many TLS)

Meetings -- Representative's Meetings:

January
February
March
April

Meetings:

June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Spring, 1960

Military -- Army

Military -- Buildings & Grounds

Military -- Concessions

Military -- Pay, Allowance, etc.

Military -- Reservations

Military -- Reserve and National Guard Programs

Military -- Separation, Discharge, Release Policies

Military -- Surplus Property

Military -- Weapons -- Arms -- Ammunition -- Explosives

Box 4

National Defense -- Civil Defense

National Defense -- Defense Program

National Defense -- Mobilization of Manpower and Industry

Natural Resources

Natural Resources -- Fuels

Political Affairs (includes S.V. Carter's voting record):

Agriculture
American Can Co.
Campaign Material
Democratic National Committee (2 TLS Sam Rayburn)
Democratic Central Committee, Davis County
Democratic State Central Committee
District and County
Elections
Comparison of returns by counties, 1954 -- 1958
Presidential
Labor
Governor Loveless (several TLS)
R.E.A.
Young Democrats

Public Relations:

Agricultural Yearbooks
Agricultural Yearbooks (1959)
Anonymous -- Crank -- Unique -- Incoherent
Commendations -- Congratulations -- Greetings -- Thank Yous
Condolences
Congratulations

Box 5

Public Relations, continued:

Endorsements -- Introductions
Fairs, Expositions, Ceremonies
Farmer's Bulletins
Flags
Maps and Charts
Personal letters
Press, Radio and TV Releases
Publications and Information, Historical
Requests for Bills, Hearings, Acts
Requests -- Routine
Thank you letters

Public Works:

Data Sheets -- Charts -- Maps
Rathbun

Publicity -- Cancer

Ralston Purina Plant Opening, Ottumwa

Roads -- Federal Roads

Salaries -- Congressional and Judicial

Social Security

Utilities

Box 6

Post Office Files:

Afton
Albia
Allerton
Arispe
Benton
Bloomfield
Brooklyn
Chariton
Cincinnati
Clearfield
Corydon
Davis City
Decatur
Delta
Diagonal
Garden Grove
Grand River
Humeston
Kellogg
Lamoni
Leon
Lineville
Lovilia
Lucas
Martinsburg
Melrose
Mount Ayr
Newton
Ollie
Osceola
Ottumwa
Pella
Prairie City
Rose Hill
Searsboro
Sully
Webster
West Grove
What Cheer

Box 7

Pressure Mail:

Agriculture
Armed Forces
Balanced Budget
Balanced Budget -- Inflation -- Newspaper Cutouts
Bidding on Federal Contracts
Blind
Catholicism
Confused
Farm Program
Gas Tax
Hawaiian Statehood
Highways
D.C. Home Rule
Housing
Insurance and Retirement
Labor
Railroad -- Insurance and Retirement Railroads
Selective Service
Small Business

Box 8

Pressure Mail (cont.):

Taxes
Veterans
Vets Compensation
Veterans -- Education
Veterans -- General
Veterans -- Housing
Veterans -- Insurance
Veterans -- Pensions

Box 9

Servicemen and Veterans, 1959:

Adams, Gary W.
Andrew, Paul S., VA
Bandy, Charles L., VA
Beasley, Ronald, Air Force
Bell, Ralph M.
Bethards, Jack, Navy
Boham, Kenneth F.
Boyd, Virgil E.
Brenizer, Robert
Bruccini, Gabriele
Brummett, Elvis, VA
Burtis, Robert
Calloway, Ronald O., AF
Clark, Raymond L.
Dickerson, Lionel D., Coast Guard
Draper, Galen E.
Evans, Jack, Korean Vets Compensation
Ferguson, Donald W.
Finney, Harley H., Jr., VA
Foreman, Howard L.
Fouser, Emmett, VA
French, Donald L.
Fry, Robert H., Army
Goben, Roy J., AF
Gragg, Karl R., VA
Greiner, Robert L.
Heilman, Bert D., AF
Horton, Loren N.
Howell, William F., VA
Hulse, Donald M.
Jacobs, E.F.
Jones, Perry O., Army
Kearville, Mrs. Jean, VA
Kling, Earl W.
Lee, Robert E., VA
Long, Lonnie Jr.
McClure, Harold W., VA
McClure, Harold
McKern, Jack
McKinsey, Harry L.
Mallatt, Donald K., Army
Milburn, Mark E., VA
Moore, Mrs. Pearl, VA
Morris, W.S.
Olsson, Ernest E., Jr.
Peggs, Dr. Harold J.
Reed, Russell L.
Reisman, V.B., VA
Rusk, James L., Army
Scott, Joseph, VA
Selzer, Charles, Army
Sloan, R.F.
Smith, LaVern Lee
Sparks, Gifford G.
Spofford, Dorrance R.
Stites, Carl, VA
Summers, Charles I., Jr., VA
Trumper, Glen F.
Vaughn, Darrell D.
West, Allen L.
Winship, Harry, VA
Woods, Wayne 0., VA
Yeoman, Harry A.

Box 10

Compilation of Papers of US Representative Steven V. Carter, 4th District, Iowa, November 4, 1958 -- November 4, 1959. Rathbun Dam

Compilation of Papers of US Representative Steven V. Carter, 4th District, Iowa. Red Rock Dam

Box 11

Miscellaneous Materials:

House of Representatives Folding Room Statement of Account & Order Book

Congressional Secretaries Club Directory, 1959

Guest List to Steven V. Carter's Congressional Office

Fourth District Information: Counties and County Seats
Newspapers
Cities
County Chairmen and Vice Chairmen
Telephone Directories
Other miscellaneous printed matter
Extension of Remarks; Appendix of The Congressional Record. Remarks on:
Draft Law
Food for Peace
Railroad Retirement Act
Medical Research
Latin America
Corn Tassel
For a Regional Market in Latin America
What is Wrong with the "Double Dip"?
Voice of the Midwest Farmer
Maytag Company
Stock Dividend Exclusions
Civil Service Retirement for A.S.C. Employees
Income Tax Exemptions
Pension Bill for World War I Veterans
Iowa's Water
Dividend Credit Tax Loophole
Copies of Bills and Resolutions Introduced

Statement Before Committee on Manpower

Speeches on the Floor

"The American's Creed"

Clippings on Carter in Congress

Ottumwa Daily Courier
Clippings


Box 12 Miscellaneous Materials (cont.):

Press Releases, Statements, reports from Washington and transcript of radio tape

Miscellaneous Congressional Files

Agricultural Materials

Box 13

Congressional Card Files


Series II: Pre-Congressional Political Files

Box 14

Benona Young, Correspondence to and from

Convention, 1958

Correspondence as a result of 1958 election

Economic Problem Education

Education

Box 15

Expenditures and contributions (law governing)

Farm Issue, 1956

Foreign Trade and Policy. Iowa and Foreign Trade

General

Box 16

General, II

Governor Loveless' schedules and speeches, 1958 (TLS Herschel C. Loveless)

Hawaiian Statehood

Iowa Digest, 1956

Iowa Highways

Iowa Taxpayer

John Kyl

Miscellaneous, 1958

Miscellaneous correspondence in connection with contested election

1950 Fourth District Democratic Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen, Candidates for National, State and County Offices

Box 17

1958 Election

1958 Letters of Congratulations (ALS Harold E. Hughes; TLS Herschel C. Loveless)

1948-1956

Nomination papers, 1958

Photographs

Box 18

Publicity material from state headquarters

Reapportionment

Recession, 1958

Recount Battle, 1956 -- Carter vs. LeCompte

Box 19

"Scare Words"

Small Business

Social Welfare

State News Releases

Statistics, 1956 Election

Taxation

Young Democrats


Series III: Personal Files

Box 20

Billfold

Family Christmas Cards

Formal Invitations

Graceland College Yearbook, 1934

Law School notes

Law School notes -- "Treatise on 'Obscene Literature'"

Legal

Marriage, B.A. degree and law degree

Navy

Newspaper Clippings

Box 21


Steven V. Carter's Childhood

Steven V. Carter's Early Years in Leon, Iowa

Steven V. Carter's Interest in Youth

Undergraduate class notes and papers

Box 22 - Funeral

Memorial addresses delivered in Congress, photographs, etc.

Sympathy messages, I

Sympathy messages, II

Box 23 - Estate

Special Election held after death of Congressman Carter

Estate -- Steven V. Carter

Estate, II

Estate -- Law Office and Contents

Box 24 - Estate

Estate -- Farm

Farm -- Marouis, Fannie & Ross, vs. Fowler

Farm -- Sargent Investment Co. vs. Clair Spicer

Estate matters and payments received

Bills paid in the estate -- for final report

Box 25 - Certificates

7 items

 

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