MsC 286

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1969 -- 1973
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: Donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1973, by Mrs. D. L. Trowbridge.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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

Delbert Laten Trowbridge (1903 -- 1973) was a businessman and Iowa legislator. He was the director of the Iowa Retail Grocers Association and president of the Charles City Industrial Development Corporation. He was elected to the Iowa legislature for two terms but died before completing his second.

Scope and Contents

The collection is divided into two series: Correspondence and Subject files. There are two boxes of correspondence that include letters from Robert D. Ray. The remainder of the collection consists of subject files. Topics range from Charles City, Iowa, to the Iowa Development Commission as well as issues that he was involved with in the state legislature such as abortion, reapportionment, and taxation.

Box List

Box 1


1969 to May 1971, including letters from Robert D. Ray and H. R. Gross

Box 2

Correspondence, cont.

June 1971 to 1973, including letters from Jack Miller, Robert D. Ray and William J. Scherle

Box 3

Subject Files


Abortion letters, 1971, 2 folders

Abortion letters, 1973

Area Jails

Assistance Grant Programs Study Committee

Box 4

Charles City Activities

Charles City Industrial Development Corporation (2 folders)

Cities and towns -- millage

Clippings, photos, and campaign material

Commission on the Aging

County government -- Floyd

County school system

Dome Pipeline from Empress, Alberta, Canada, to Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Box 5

Delbert L. Trowbridge Itinerary, 1971

Department of Environmental Quality

Educational Television

18 percent Revolving Credit Bill

Election year Manual, 1972

Fire Marshal Benefits Retirement

Follow-Up Work

Food Stamp Program

Governor's Budget Hearings, 1970 (2 folders)

Governor's Educational Advisory Committee Higher Education, Schools

Hospital Bill

Box 6

I-380 Corridor Public Hearing

Iowa Cities and Towns

Iowa Commission for the Blind

Iowa Development Commission (2 folders)

Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Materials

Iowa Highway Commission

Iowa Legislative Council

Iowa Liquor Control Commission

Iowa Tuition Grants Letters

Box 7

Judicial reform

Labor bill

Law enforcement (2 folders)

Legislative bills

Legislative letters by D. L. Trowbridge

Legislative matters, 1973

Life Underwriters

Meat inspection

Box 8

Miscellaneous legislative material

Motorcycle helmets

Parochial Schools

Political contacts in Mitchell County


Portrait drivers license program

Public assistance programs (Aid to Dependent Children, Social Security Benefits, Welfare Reform, etc.)

Box 9

Reapportionment (2 folders)

Removal tax exemption for some real property

Republican Party materials

Resolutions by cities

School aid plans


Studded tires

Tax information

Box 10

Trowbridge bills

Truck bill

Turkey River recreational area

Unified trial court, S.F. 428

Veterans bill, H.F. 1300

Ways and means (3 folders)

Wine bill, H. F. 1056

World Food Exposition, H.F. 1156



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