MsC 351


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1966 --1977

(Bulk Dates:1976)

1.5 linear ft.


TThis 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: May 2002


Acquisition Note: These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by W.H. Goodrich in 1977.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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Biographical Note

William H. Goodrich (1914- ) was president and general manager of W.H. Goodrich, Inc. He was formerly president of Northwest Iowa International Harvester Dealers and director of the Chrysler Dealers' Association of Iowa and Nebraska. Outside of his business interests, W.H. Goodrich has been active in Republican politics at both the state and national levels. He has served as the state finance chairman of the Republican Party in Iowa, he was a delegate to the 1976 Republican National Convention, and was a regional coordinator of delegate operations for President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.

Scope and Contents


The papers of W.H. Goodrich consist of 1.5 linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1966 to 1977. They are all related to his work for the Republican Party. Four folders are related specifically to his home area of Humboldt and Webster Counties in Iowa. Much of the collection concerns the 1976 election, with materials relating to the national convention, finances, and the national committee. Correspondence with President Ford is found throughout the papers, as well as letters from Wiley Mayne, Robert D. Ray, and William J. Scherle.


Box List


Box 1

Campaign handbooks and other materials, 1976

Commissioner of elections reports, 1973 -- 1975

Contributions by county, 1970 -- 1972

Correspondence, 1966 --1976, including letters from Wiley Mayne, William J. Scherle, Mary Louise Smith, and Nelson A. Rockefeller

County finance chairmen, 1976

Ford committee, 1976

Humboldt County precinct caucuses, 1974

Humboldt County Republican convention, 1974, including letters from Robert D. Ray, Wiley Mayne and William J. Scherle

Humboldt County Republican Party, 1974

Iowa Republican Party materials, 1976

National campaign, 1976

President Ford Factbook, 1976

Box 2

Republican National Committee, 1972 --1976

Republican National Convention, 1976, including a letter from Robert D. Ray

Republican National Convention, 1976, delegates from Iowa

Republican National Convention, 1976, delegates from Kansas

Republican National Convention, 1976, delegates from Missouri

Republican National Convention, 1976, delegates from Nebraska

Republican National Convention, 1976, delegates from Tennessee

Box 3

Republican National Finance Committee, 1976

Sixth District Chairman election, 1974


State Finance Committee, 1973 -- 1976

State finance reports, 1975 --1976

State Republican Party materials, 1972 --1977

Box 4

Thank you letters for contributions, 1976 --1977

Voter turnout, 1976

Webster County Republicans, 1972


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