Collection Dates: 1960 -- 1972 and 2 oversized items
2 linear ft.
and 2 oversized items
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: January 2003
Acquisition Note: Mr. Smith gave his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972.
Photographs: Box 6
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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
Scope and Content
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.
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.
League of Women Voters' Bill
Apportionment Documents, 1960 -- 1972
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)
Apportionment Plans submitted to the Iowa General Assembly
Social Services Committee
Social Services -- Appropriations
Adult Corrections Study Committee
Alcohol -- Majority Rights -- Divorce Statistics -- Ecology -- Highways
Social Services Committee, cont.
Tax Assessments, 1969
Legislative -- Judicial
Robert D. Ray, "State of the State" Message, 10 January 1972
Campaign and House Floor Speeches
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