MsC 326


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1932 -- 1965

(Bulk Dates:1950 to 1965)

1 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: June 2002



Acquisition Note: Mrs. Moody gave her late husband's papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1975.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


Photographs: Box 1


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Biographical Note

Clarence Wilber Moody was born in Skidmore, Missouri, on September 24, 1892. His family moved to Kansas when he was twelve years old. In 1906, Moody began his newspaper career with the Ottawa Herald as a carrier. He stayed with the paper until 1927 working as reporter, city editor, and finally an advertising manager. His next job was as the advertising manager at the Chaute Tribune. He became the publisher of this newspaper in 1933. Moving to Iowa, Moody purchased the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette in 1941 and became its editor/publisher. Active in Burlington community affairs, he was director of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and president of the Burlington Community Chest. Clarence Moody died in 1967.

Scope and Contents


The papers of Clarence W. Moody are comprised of 210 items relating to the Burlington area or the Hawk-Eye Gazette and are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically. This small collection is made up of subject files and speeches. Topics include the River Road Project and trips to Alaska, Europe, and South America taken by Moody that he wrote about for the newspaper. Other files include his speeches, correspondence, materials relating to Burlington history, editorials, and clippings.


Related materials


Sons of the American Revolution, MsC 266


Box List


Box 1

Alaska Materials. 1940's

Alaska trip. News clippings. 1949

Burlington Hawk-Eye. Commemorative newspaper. 1960

Burlington Hawk-Eye. Commemorative newspaper. Photographs, etc.

Crusade for Freedom (Radio Free Europe). 1950 -- 1960 (Includes photographs).

Editorials, articles, etc.

European trip. News clippings, articles, etc. 1954

European trip. Newspaper clippings, etc. 1958

Lane Bryant Awards. Correspondence, 1959

Revolutionary War Soldier's Graves in Iowa. Correspondence, 1957 -- 1965

River Road Project. Commemorative stamp. First Day Covers and Cacheted Covers

River Road Project. Commemorative stamp. News clippings

River Road Project. News clippings

River Road Project. Photographs

River Road Project. Publicity (2 folders)

Sons of the American Revolution. Correspondence, etc., 1959 -- 1965

South America articles. 1952

Box 2

Speeches, 1932 -- 1957 (2 folders)

Large package containing photostatic copies of documents relating to the Sons of the American Revolution materials and also a commemorative issue of the Burlington Hawk-Eye's "History of Burlington"




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