MsC 263

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1960 -- 1972
2 linear ft. and 2 oversized 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: January 2003

Acquisition Note: Mr. Smith gave his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972.

Access and Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 6

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

Born in Ireton, Iowa, Marvin Wesley Smith (1901 -- 1982) received his B.S. from Iowa State University in 1923. He was a livestock farmer and an instructor of veterans on-the-farm training. In 1956, Smith was elected as a Republican to the Iowa House of Representatives and in 1968, to the Iowa Senate. He retired from office in 1972. Marvin Smith was active in political, civic, and professional organizations. He was a member of the Lyon County School Board and the Farm Bureau.

Scope and Content

The papers of Marvin W. Smith consist of materials concerning his career in the state legislature. Half of the collection relates to the issue of apportionment, with folders of reports, debates, court cases, and various plans. His involvement with the Social Services Committee makes up most of the remainder of the papers. These subject files include topics such as adult corrections, medicine, education, and taxes.

Box List

Box 1


League of Women Voters' Bill

Apportionment Documents, 1960 -- 1972

Box 2

Apportionment, cont.

Final Report of the Legislative Apportionment Commission, April 1, 1969

Iowa Legislative Bureau -- Court Cases on Reapportionment

"Apportionment of State Legislatures," Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental
Relations, December 1962

Smith Plan

"A Reapportionment Plan for the Iowa General Assembly," prepared by Chris Browning, Joe Griffith, Barb Hanisch and Mary Kae Jepsen, Northern University High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa

"Report to 64th Iowa General Assembly on Congressional Redistricting, January 1971," by J.M. Liittschwager" (Computer plans)

Box 3

Apportionment, cont.

Apportionment Plans submitted to the Iowa General Assembly

Box 4

Social Services Committee

Social Services -- Appropriations

Adult Corrections Study Committee

Housing Law

Medical Services

Alcohol -- Majority Rights -- Divorce Statistics -- Ecology -- Highways

Box 5

Social Services Committee, cont.

Education Appropriations

Higher Education


Tax Assessments, 1969


Petroleum Committee

Legislative -- Judicial

Robert D. Ray, "State of the State" Message, 10 January 1972

Campaign and House Floor Speeches


Newspaper Clippings

Box 6

Photograph of the 61st General Assembly of the State of Iowa (1965)

Oversized on shelf

Expenditure Report, July and August, 1971, Iowa Correctional Institutions

"Nine Alternative Plans for Financing the Proposed Educational Delivery System, Projected for Years 1973 -- 1974 to 1977 -- 1978," for the Office for Planning and Programming, by Bernard Bartholomew and Robert Ontjes



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