Manuscripts and Personal Papers of
held by the University of Iowa Libraries
BERT, ERIK, 1904-1981. Papers of Erik Bert, 1918-1979. 12 ft.
Born Herbert Joseph Putz. Communist journalist and editor in the 1930s of The Producers News and Farmers National Weekly; his career after 1941 was with the Daily World. Subject files, correspondence, notebooks, typescripts, and published writings regarding the link between communism and agriculture. MsC426. (Finding Aid)
BRANT, IRVING, 1885-. [O/P]. Papers of Irving Brant, 1962-1972. 1.5 ft.
Writer and journalist. Manuscripts for four of his books, including The Bill of Rights. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC 569. (Finding Aid)
CHILDS, MARQUIS WILLIAM, 1903- . Papers of Marquis W. Childs, 1939-1978. 5.5 ft.
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Typescript drafts, galleys, proofs, and layouts for some of his books. Also general correspondence files, speeches, and newspaper clippings. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC581. (Finding Aid)
DAVIDSON, OSHA GRAY. Papers of Osha G. Davidson, 1987-1994. 1.5 ft.
Free-lance journalist and author of Broken Heartland and Under Fire. Correspondence, research notes, and preliminary drafts of his writings. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC588. (Finding Aid)
HERBST, JOSEPHINE, 1892-1969. [P]. Josephine Herbst Manuscript, 1947. .5 ft.
Novelist and journalist. Revised printer's copy of Somewhere the Tempest Fell (1947). Iowa Authors Mss.
KOOP, THEODORE F., 1907-1988. Papers of Theodore F. Koop, 1940-1976. 1.5 ft.
Journalist with Associated Press before WWII, with the National Geographic Society and CBS after 1948. He conceived Face the Nation. Correspondence, subject files, speeches, and preliminary drafts of his works. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC642. (Finding Aid)
KRIM, SEYMOUR, 1922-1989. Papers of Seymour Krim, 1953-1990. 8 ft.
Journalist and essayist. Correspondence, typescripts, notes, reviews, published copies, etc. relating to his literary career and his contributions to beat literature and the "new journalism" movement. MsC367. (Finding Aid)
THIMMESCH, NICHOLAS P., 1927-1985. [O]. Papers of Nick Thimmesch, 1955-1985. 40 ft.
Journalist with Time and Newsday, where he began a column nationally syndicated in 1969. Author of several books. Correspondence, research, interviews, audio tapes, photographs, speeches, reporter's notebooks, and preliminary drafts of his works. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC709. (Finding Aid)
WERTZ, HARVEY WILLIAM, 1899-1989. Papers of Harvey W. Wertz, 1917-1988. 1 ft.
American journalist. MsC 479. (Finding Aid)
WHITE, GRANT, d.1960. Papers of Grant White, 1931-33.
Dispatches to the Des Moines Register describing the Cow War in Cedar Co., Iowa, over the compulsory testing of cattle for tuberculosis. MsC46. (Finding Aid)
YOSELOFF, THOMAS, 1913-- . Thomas Yoseloff Manuscripts, 1946--.
Journalist and publisher. Managing editor of The Daily Iowan as a student, he later wrote for newspapers including the New York Times and the Omaha World Herald. Collection consists of drafts for A Fellow of Infinite Jest (1946), a biography of Laurence Sterne, and his own autobiography, The Time of My Life. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC735.
A bracketed "O" following the name indicates that a MARC-AMC record has been entered in InfoHawk, the Libraries' online catalog; when an entry is highlighted an inventory is available online and is linked from this index; and a bracketed "P" indicates that the author was among the 60 included in Frank Paluka's Iowa Authors (1967).