MsC 338

  Manuscript Register

PAPERS OF LESTER L. KLUEVER

Collection Dates: 1949 --1970
6 ft.

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Posted to Internet: March 2003

Acquisition Note: This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Lester Kluever in 1976.

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Biographical Note

Lester Luverne Kluever (1920 -- 1991) was born on a farm near Atlantic, Iowa. He earned his B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1947. In 1950, he completed his law degree at Iowa. He entered into a legal practice, Kluever & Van Ginkel, in his hometown. Lester L. Kluever was a Republican member of the state legislature from 1956 to 1970. He belonged to numerous professional, civic, and charitable organizations including the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, and the Farm Bureau. Kluever died of a heart attack at the age of seventy.

Scope and Contents

The Lester L. Kluever collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically within each subject. Materials document his political career and include correspondence, subject files, and election materials. The correspondence is divided into categories such as letters from constituents, letters concerning specific legislative sessions or issues, letters requesting favors or information, etc. Notable correspondents include Robert D. Ray, William J. Scherle, Jack Miller, and Ben F. Jensen. Some folders are strictly political in nature, dealing with the Republican Party, elections, and campaign issues. The vast majority of this collection, however, is made up of subject files relating to legislative issues ranging from apportionment to liquor laws and public utilities to pari-mutuel betting.

Box List

Box 1

Anita Lake, 1960 -- 1965

Anita Road, l963

Annual Sessions, 1968

Appropriations, 1963 -- 1965

Assessments of property tax, 1963 -- 1964

Bills introduced, 1957

Bills introduced or handled, 1965

Bills introduced or handled, 1967

Bills -- miscellaneous, 1965

Bills -- miscellaneous, 1967

Box 2

Bills -- summary, 1961

Blood test, 1961

Board of control, 1966

Board of Regents, 1960 -- 1968

Bowling Bill, 1965

Budget, 1962 -- 1966

Bus Ride Bill for Private Schools, 1963 -- 1971

Campaign, 1966, including a letter from Robert D. Ray

Check Bill, 1967

Cities and Towns (League of Iowa Municipalities), 1964 -- 1967

Civil Service, 1967

Box 3

Commerce Committee, 1965

Community College, 1967

Comptroller, 1961 -- 1965

Conservation, 1966 -- 1967

Conventions -- State and Presidential, 1962 -- 1968

Court Study Committee, 1967

Dairy Bill -- HF 203, SF 120, F 404, 1963 -- 1965

Daylight Savings Time, 1965

Deer Hunting Bill, 1965

Doves, 1963 -- 1967

Box 4

Educational TV, 1966 -- 1967

Election Contest, 1959

Election Contest, 1967

Electoral College Reform, 1961

Exira-Davids Creek Flood Control Project, 1965 -- 1968

Fair Employment Laws, 1962 -- 1963

Farm Bureau, 1966 -- 1967

Firearms, 1965

Floor Leader, 1962, including letters from William J. Scherle and Marvin W. Smith

Fraternals and Mutuals, 1963 -- 1965

Gas Tax Increase, 1964 -- 1965

Government Reorganization, 1967

Guthrie County Lake, 1963

Industrial Loan Bill

Insurance Bills, 1965

Iowa Good Roads Association, 1962 -- 1967

Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Dispute Committee, 1960 -- 1964

Box 5

Iowa State Education Association, 1964 -- 1967

Iowa Taxpayers Association, 1961 -- 1969

IPERS, 1967

Judiciary Committee, 1965

Judiciary Committee, 1967, including a letter from Clyde E. Herring

Labor, 1962 -- 1969 (2 folders)

Legalizing Acts, 1965

Legislation, 1957 -- 1959

Legislation, 1961 -- 1963

Box 6

Legislation, 1969

Letters -- Cass County, 1970

Letters from constituents, 1959 -- 1960, including a letter from T. J. Frey

Letters from constituents, 1961

Letters from constituents, 1960 -- 1967, including letters from Harold E. Hughes, Melvin D. Synhorst, B. B. Hicklenlooper, Jack Miller, John R. Hansen, and Norman A. Erbe

Letters from constituents, 1963 -- 1964

Box 7

Letters from constituents, 1967 (3 folders)

Letters from constituents, 1969 (2 folders), including a letter from Donald E. Johnson

Letters from constituents -- Liquor, 1959

Letters from constituents -- Liquor, 1963

Box 8

Letters from others, 1959 -- 1964, including letters from Jack Miller, Ben F. Jensen, and Lew Warren (3 folders)

Letters, 1965 Session (2 folders)

Letters, 1967 Session, including a letter from William J. Scherle

Letters, 1969 Session

Letters, 1970, including a letter from Robert D. Ray

Letters -- Seeking office -- speakers, etc., 1963 -- 1966, including two letters from William J. Scherle

Letters to be answered, 1963, including a letter from Ben F. Jensen

Box 9

Letters to be answered and information for constituents, 1965 -- 1966, including a letter from Charles E. Grassley

Liquor by drink, 1963

Lobbyists

Meat Imports, 1964

Mentally Retarded, 1966

Nursing Homes, 1965

Obituary, 1991

Opticians Bill, 1967

Optometrists, 1960 -- 1967

Outdoor Advertising, 1961 -- 1965

Parimutuel Horse Racing, 1965 -- 1967 (2 folders)

Personal Property Tax, 1967

Platforms, 1964 -- 1968, Republican Party

Polls, 1967

Primary Law in Iowa, 1969

Box 10

Probate Code

Proportionate Sharing -- Education, 1965 -- 1967

Public Instruction, 1960 -- 1963

Public Safety, 1966 -- 1967

Public Utilities, 1964

Questionnaires, 1965 -- 1967

Rabies Control Bill, 1963 -- 1964

Reapportionment (3 folders)

Box 11

Reapportionment

Reapportionment, 1969

Redistricting -- Senate and Congressional, 1958 -- 1961

Republican Party, 1949 -- 1966

Savings and Loan, 1965

Schools, 1968 -- 1969

Session, 1961

Session, 1969

Sex Education, 1969

Box 12

Shoplifting Bill, 1961

Shoppers Guide Bill, 1967

Sifting Committee, 1967

Sunday Closing Law, 1963 -- 1965

Tax Bills, 1965 -- 1966

Tax Study Committee, 1966 -- 1967

Tire Studs, 1965 -- 1967

Utilities Bill, 1961 -- 1967 (2 folders)

Vocational Rehabilitation, 1960 -- 1965

Vocational Rehabilitation, 1967

Water Pollution, 1966

Ways and Means, 1961 -- 1965

Webster City Gas Bill, 1965

Western Iowa State College, 1970

 

 

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