MsC 482


Manuscript Register





Collection Dates:1946 -- 1950

(Bulk Dates: 1948)
.5 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: Hugh C. MacDougall donated these papers to the University of Iowa in 1993.

Access and Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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Founded in 1948, the Progressive Party's first presidential candidate was Henry A. Wallace. The party (which continued until 1954) opposed the bipartisan Cold War policy, advocated civil rights, and wanted an extension of New Deal policies. Hugh MacDougall was a student when the Progressive Party was formed. He collected these materials at that time.

Scope and Contents


The Hugh MacDougall Collection of Progressive Party Papers primarily documents the Henry A. Wallace presidential campaign of 1948. The papers are largely comprised of documents published by the Progressive Party such as broadsides, campaign brochures, party statements, and pamphlets. A correspondence file, speeches, and clippings make up the remainder of this collection.


Box List


Box 1

Address by Henry A. Wallace. National Wallace for President Committee, May 11, 1948

BOUMA'S Newsletter, May 12, 1948

Broadsides and Brochures

Independent Progressive Party of California

National Businessmen for Wallace Committee

National Council of American -- Soviet Friendship

National Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions

National Labor Committee of the Progressive Party

National Railroad Labor Committee of the Progressive Party

National Wallace for President Committee

National Youth for Wallace Committee

Progressive Party

Progressive Party of Illinois

Progressive Party of Massachusetts

Progressive Party of Michigan

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE-CIO)

Veterans for Wallace

Women for Wallace

World Congress for Peace, 1949

Young Progressives of America

"Canned" Speeches. National Wallace for President Committee

Correspondence 1948 -- 1949

Editorials, 1948

Facts for Farmers, Vol. 8, #3

Facts on the Wallace Campaign. A Newsletter for Editors and Commentators

Frantz, Laurent B. and Norman Redlich. "Does Silence Mean Guilty" The Nation, reprint

"Henry Wallace Charts the Path to Peace," New Republic, reprint

"McCarthy, Hunt, and Facts Forum, " The Reporter February 16, 1954

National Council Meeting, 1948

Progressive Party. Newspaper Clippings, 1946 --1950

"Peace -- Freedom and Abundance." Progressive Party Platform, July 23 -- 25, 1948


Progressive Party of Vermont. State Convention and Recommended Platform, 1948

Radio Address by Henry A. Wallace. NBC, October 4, 1948

Script for Sound-Truck Street Show

"Songs for a New Party," 1948

Teachers Union. Statement on Education, 1948

Statement of Bruce Waybur, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, CIO before Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Appropriations, July 26, 1947

Wallace Campaign Material

We Can Have Homes. Progressive Party Housing Program

Young Progressives of America, 1948




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