Political Papers Collection
The Drake University Political Papers Collection consists of the congressional papers of senators and members of the House of Representatives from Iowa, as well as records related to the Iowa Caucus and Iowa politics in general.
Tom Harkin Papers Robert Ray Papers
Collection Coverage: 1972-2014
Harkin represented Iowa’s 5th Congressional district as a Democrat from 1975-1985. In 1984, he won election to the United States Senate. He would go on to serve five terms in office. Portions of this collection are closed for processing.
Collection Coverage: 1936-2012
Ray served as the 38th Governor of Iowa from 1969-1983. In 1998, Drake University appointed Robert D. Ray its 11th president.
Neal Smith Papers
Collection Coverage: 1959-1994
Smith represented Iowa’s 5th Congressional district as a Democrat from 1959-1973. Due to redistricting, he later served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa’s 4th Congressional district from 1973-1995.
Iowa Caucus Collection
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For more information on the Political Papers Collection contact Hope Grebner Bibens, Political Papers Archivist at 515-271-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.