Collection Dates: 1951 -- 1954
1 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: March 2003
Note: William O. Weaver donated his papers to the University
of Iowa Libraries in 1983.
William O. Weaver donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1983.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
Photographs: Box 1
Ephemera: Box 2
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William O. Weaver was born in Wapello,
Iowa, on December 1, 1908. He graduated from Wapello High School in 1926.
Weaver attended the University of Iowa, receiving his bachelor’s degree
in 1930 and his J.D. in 1932. He established a law practice in his hometown.
During World War II, Weaver served as a major in the United States Army. Active
in Republican politics, Weaver was the National Committeeman of the Republican
Veterans League of Iowa. He was a member of the delegation that went to Abilene,
Kansas, to urge General Eisenhower to run for the presidency. An active campaigner
for Eisenhower, Weaver was a delegate to the national convention that nominated
Ike. Weaver died in 1991.
Scope and Contents
The papers of William O. Weaver reflect his association with the Eisenhower campaign and include campaign literature, realia, photographs, and clippings. There are letters from William S. Beardsley, Whitney Gillilland, Robert K. Goodwin, E.R. Hicklin, L.L. Jurgemeyer, Leo A. Hoegh, H.C. Lodge, Jr., Frank Nye, Jo Strong, and Helen Virden.
Correspondence and papers from 5 September 1951 to 30 December 1952. Correspondents include William S. Bearsley, Whitney Gillilland, Robert K. Goodwin, E.R. Hicklin, L.L. Jurgemeyer, Leo A. Hoegh, H.C. Lodge, Jr., Frank Nye, Jo Strong, and Helen Virden.
Clippings from 15 June 1952 to 11 March 1954 and 1991 obituary
Papers from the 25th Republican National Convention. 7 July 1952 to 10 July 1952
Campaign literature from 20 October 1951 to ca. July 1952
Realia from Republican National Convention. 7 July 1952 to 10 July 1952