MsC 278

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1925 -- 1972
9 linear inches

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: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Ermalee Trost in 1973.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 2

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

1898 -- Born Fort Dodge, Iowa

1913 -- Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota

1918 -- Enlisted at Great Lakes Naval Training Station for duty during World War I

1919 -- Discharged from navy

1920 -- 1922 -- University of Denver, marriage, and start of Insurance Agency in Fort Dodge

1924 -- 1925 -- Commander of American Legion Post

1924 -- 1938 -- Drummer and assistant manager of drum corps

1926 -- National champion drum corps

1927 -- American Legion national convention, Paris, France

1940 -- Member of the Board of Education of Fort Dodge

1945 -- Appointed to Iowa State Conservation Commission

1949 -- Chairman of the Conservation Commission and appointment to the Iowa Natural Resources Council

1951 -- Reappointment to the Conservation Commission

1955 -- Lions Club Community Service Award

1957 -- End of service with the Conservation Commission and the Resources Council

1960 -- Retirement from insurance business

1962 -- Republican candidate for State Representative from Webster County

1966 -- Kiwanis Club's Golden Rule award and project director of the Fort Dodge Neighborhood Youth Corps

1972 -- Death in Fort Dodge

Box List

Box 1

Artificial Lakes

Fort Dodge Area Conservation

Gabrielson Report

Iowa State Conservation Commission Correspondence, 1953 -- 1959

Poyneer, Fred

Special report, The Iowa Conservation Commission, Office of the Auditor of State, 1953

Speech materials

Box 2

American Legion, 1925 -- 1928, with a letter from John Hammill (Includes photos)

American Legion and World War II, 1927 -- 1946, with a letter from Hanford MacNider

Conservation Commission, 1945 -- 1952, with 9 autographed copies of the Lake Darling dedication pamphlet (9 -- 17 -- 1950) signed by J. N. "Ding" Darling

Conservation materials, 1945 -- 1966

Brushy Creek Park, 1965 -- 1971

Newspaper clippings -- American Legion, 1925 -- 1931

Newspaper clippings, 1946 -- 1972


No.3 -- Iowa Conservation Commission, 1945 -- 1952, with letters from William Beardsley, Robert Bleu, J.N. "Ding" Darling, Hanford MacNider, and Fred Poyneer

No.4 -- American Legion -- Drum and Bugle Corps, 1927 -- 1944, with letters from Fred C. Gilchrist, Guy Gillette, Clyde Herring, Hanford MacNider, Max Schmeling, and Dan Turner

No.5 -- American Legion and Second AEF Trip to Europe (Paris), 1927



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