MsC 285


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1939 -- 1972

(Bulk Dates: 1950 to 1972)

1 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: These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Edward J. Poyneer in 1973.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Box 2

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Biographical Note

Born in Williamsburg, Iowa, Frederick Julian Poyneer (1885 -- 1973) was a long-time resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where for sixty-five years he operated an insurance business. Poyneer was a member of the State Conservation Commission from 1939 to 1951, and also served as the chairman. His other abiding interest was scouting. He was instrumental in bringing scouting to Cedar Rapids and was a past president for the area Boy Scout council.

Scope and Contents


The papers of Fred J. Poyneer consist of one linear foot of manuscripts which are arranged alphabetically. Correspondence, subject files, and clippings make up the collection, most of which is related to conservation issues. There are letters from Clyde L. Herring, Jay N. Darling, Louise L. Parker, Bruce F. Stiles, and Ewald G. Trost. The subject files include Conservation Commission reports and reviews as well as folders on specific projects such as sewage disposal or wildlife management. There are also photographs and memorabilia.


Box List


Box 1

Correspondence, 1939 -- 1949, including letters from Clyde L. Herring (2), J. N. Darling (8), Mrs. Addison (Louise L.) Parker (5), Bruce F. Stiles (4), Wm. S. Beardsley (1), and George A. Wilson (1)

Correspondence, 1950 -- 1958, including letters from J. N. Darling (4), Hugh W. Lundy (1), Irving D. Long (1), Ewald G. Trost (2), and Bruce F. Stiles (1)

Correspondence, 1959 -- 1972, including letters from Ewald G. Trost, Bruce F. Stiles, J. N. Darling (2), Norman A. Erbe, and Louise Parker

A Joint Report to Gov. Robert D. Blue and the Iowa Conservation Commission by the Conservation Study Committee Appointed by the governor and Ira N. Gabrielson

Miscellaneous conservation items

Newspaper clippings, including obituaries

Preliminary Report on Sewerage Disposal Facilities for Iowa Great Lakes Region, Dickinson County, Iowa. Prepared for Iowa State Conservation Commission, 1950

Box 2

Photographs, including pictures of Robert Blue, William S. Beardsley, George Wilson, J. N. Darling, and Bourke Hickenlooper

Prairie Creek Power Station Mechanical Condensing Water Supply

Special Capital Improvements, Senate File 389-52, State Conservation Commission

State Conservation Commission Departmental Organization and Explanation of Duties

A Ten Year Program for the Iowa State Conservation Commission. Prepared by the Wildlife Management Institute, 1958



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