MsC 588  

Iowa Author

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1987 --
1.5 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: December 1997

Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Davidson in 1995.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs:Box 2

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Table of Contents

Biographical note

Scope and contents

Box 1 Correpondence -- Broken Heartland

Box 2 Broken Heartland -- Under Fire

Box 3 Under Fire

Biographical Note

Osha Gray Davidson was born and educated in Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1982 with a B.A. in English. He is married and has two daughters. A free-lance writer, Davidson’s work has appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, the St. Louis Post - Dispatch, and others.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Osha Gray Davidson consist of 1.5 linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1987 to 1994. They deal primarily with the writing of his two books, Broken Heartland and Under Fire, and related articles. Included are research notes, correspondence, early drafts, printer’s typescripts, and reviews.

Box 1

Clippings, 1997, 1998

Correspondence, 1987 -- 1994 and undated

Iowa demographic information

Articles from writing of Broken Heartland

“The Farm Crisis at the Turning Point”

“Into the Farm Future”

“Lyn’s [Lyndon LaRouche] Last Hurrah”

“Perestroika University of California Style”

“The Rise of the Rural Ghetto”

“Rural Homelessness”

“Rural Industrial Homework”

Articles from Under Fire

“The Blurred Blue Line: The NRA, Police, and Gun Control”

“Cracking Down on Gun Theft/Getting Tough with Gun Dealers”

“Free the Brady Bill”

Broken Heartland


Chapter 2

Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Early drafts (2 folders)

Typescript draft

Box 2

Broken Heartland (cont.)

Printer’s typescript with corrections and revisions (2 folders)

Page proofs

Acknowledgments and biographical note





Book review

Under Fire


Note cards - research

 Box 3

Under Fire (cont.)

Notes (2 folders)

Typescript (3 folders)





Book review

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