MsC 269

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1955 -- 1969
2.5 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 2003

Acquisition Note: The Weber papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972 by Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Weber.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Boxes 2 and 5

Ephemera: Box 5

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Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections.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

Biographical Note

A native of Wapello, Iowa, George William Weber (1883 -- 1972) graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa, in 1905. He did post-graduate work at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan and began his career as a schoolteacher. In 1905 he became the superintendent of schools in Crawfordsville, Iowa. Remaining there until 1908, he moved to Columbus Junction where he was again the school superintendent until 1914. Entering private business, he operated a feed and grain business for over forty years. He also helped organize the Columbus Junction State Bank and was its president for more than thirty years. Active in community affairs, he served on the school board, was a member of the Louisa County fair board, and was a Mason. George W. Weber was elected to two terms in the Iowa State Senate as a Republican. He died in Columbus Junction at the age of eighty-nine.

Scope and Contents

The majority of the papers in the George W. Weber collection relate to the time he spent in the state senate. This includes correspondence, campaign materials, speeches, and copies of bills. Subject files exist on topics ranging from Iowa Civil War Centennial Commission to banking, road funds to schools, and utilities to the Mississippi River Parkway Planning Commission.

Box List

Box 1


Utilities – 1959

General Correspondence – 1959

Schools – 1959

Agricultural Land Tax Credit – 1961

Appointments – Lee Huston – Superintendent of Banking – 1961

Banking – 1961

Billboards on Interstate Highways – 1961

“Check Off” Bill – 1961

Claims – 1961

Conservation – 1961

Dentist Bill
S.F. 47 – 1961

Dog Seizure Bill – S.F. 225 – 1961

Escalator Pension Bill – S.F. – 1961

General Correspondence – 1961

IPEPS – 1961

Levees – 1961 – TLS, Thomas J. Dailey

Liquor “Implied Consent” Bill – 1961

Mental Health – 1961

Monies and Credits – 1961

Road Funds – 1961

Schools – 1961

Sixty-foot Truck Bill – 1961

Soldiers Relief – 1961

Visitors – 1961

General Correspondence, 1959 -- 1969

Box 2

Campaign Material

Iowa Civil War Centennial Commission

Mississippi River Parkway Planning Commission

Newspaper Clippings



Box 3

Legislative Material (3 folders)

Box 4

Enrolled Bills – 57th General Assembly (2 folders)

Enrolled Bills – 58th General Assembly - I

Box 5

Enrolled Bills – 58th General Assembly – II

Enrolled Bills – 59th General Assembly

Oversize Package

Campaign Posters (3 items)

Legislative Ladies League – 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961

Certificates of Election – 1955, 1959

Two Tubes of Legislative Photographs



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