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Records of the Iowa City Education Project
MsC 374
Collection Dates: 1962-1975 (bulk dates: 1968-1972)
2.0 linear ft.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Acquisition and Processing Information: This collection was processed in January 2011.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of reference files and related materials assembled by the Iowa City Education Project in the late 1960s and early 1970s, at the height of the era of mass protests over civil rights, the American involvement in Vietnam, and other hot-button issues of the day. The collection includes files of leaflets, newsletters and other publications from a number of different protest groups and social justice organizations, as well as information concerning various American corporations.

Also included are subject files relating to a number of different topics relevant to the social and political agitations of the period.

Historical Note

The Iowa City Education Project was a left-leaning information clearinghouse in the late 1960s/early 1970s. It was operated by Bert Marian and based in North Liberty, Iowa. It appears to have been a private organization, although it did collaborate with the University of Iowa's Action Studies Program on at least one effort - a bibliography of magazine articles relating to Vietnam in 1967-1968.

Related Materials


A resource guide to materials dealing with protest movements at the University of Iowa can be found here:


Box Contents List

Box 1

ICEP Resources: Printing Price Sheets, n.d.

Organization File

Africa Research Group, n.d.

American College Testing Program/Measurement Research Center, 1968

Bay Area Radical Education Project, 1969-1971

Chicago Area Group on Latin America, 1971, n.d.

Committee to Defend the (Minneapolis) Eight, 1970, n.d.

Committee of Returned Volunteers, 1969-1970, n.d.

Committee of Returned Volunteers: Newsletters, 1969-1970

Companies - Caterpillar, 1969?

Companies - Dow Chemical, n.d.

Companies - DuPont, n.d.

Companies - Ford Motor Company, 1969?

Companies - Goodyear Aerospace, 1969?

Companies - Heinz Company, 1962, n.d.

Companies - IBM, 1969?

Companies - International Harvester, 1969?

Companies - Iowa-Based Companies, 1969

Companies - Iowa Electric Light and Power, 1969?

Companies - Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric, 1969

Companies - KXIC/WMT-TV, 1969?

Companies - Olin Mathieson, n.d.

Companies - Quaker Oats, n.d.

Companies - Standard Oil, 1967, n.d.

Companies - U.S. Steel, n.d.

The Conspiracy, 1968

Council for Corporate Review, 1970?

Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1971

Honeywell Project, 1969-1970, n.d.

Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1969-1971, n.d.

North American Congress on Latin America, 1970, n.d.

North American Congress on Latin America: Latin America & Empire Report, 1971-1973

North American Congress on Latin America: Newsletter, 1967-1969

North American Congress on Latin America: Newsletter, 1970-1971

North American Congress on Latin America: Reports and Readers, 1970-1972

Pacific Studies Center, 1970

Pacific Studies Center: Pacific Research and World Telegram, 1969-1973

Box 2

Organization File (continued)

Pacific Studies Center: Reports, 1969-1970, n.d.

Seattle Conspiracy Defense Fund, 1968?

Seattle Liberation Front, n.d.

U.S. Committee for Justice to Latin American Political Prisoners, 1969

Vietnam Moratorium Committee, 1969-1970, n.d.

Subject File

Africa, 1969, 1971, n.d.

Anti-War Newsletters, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1975, n.d.

Bombings, 1970, n.d.

Christian Groups, 1975, n.d.

Community Research, 1970, n.d.

Cuba, 1971

Debunking, 1971-1972

Education, 1973

Education, n.d.

Box 3

Subject File (continued)

Education, n.d.

I.F. Stone's Weekly, 1967-1971 (incomplete run)

Indians and Textbooks, n.d.

Land Ownership and Use, n.d.

Libraries, n.d.

Militarism, 1973

Oil, 1971

Organizing a Community Around Health, 1971

Philippines, 1974, n.d.

Resources in Media and People, 1972

Teaching, n.d.

Top 100 Military Contractors, 1972?

"What Would You Do If?", 1968