• Check out this blast from the past in Digital Collections.
    Check out this blast from the past in Digital Collections.
  • Dance Card Exhibit in Special Collections
    Dance Card Exhibit in Special Collections
  • Cookbook Collection at Iowa State Exhibit
    Cookbook Collection at Iowa State Exhibit
  • Reading room during open house
    Reading room during open house

Collection Spotlight

Farmers' Transmission Line Lawsuits Collection, MS 89

Farmers in Boone County began to protest the construction of high-voltage transmission lines by Iowa Power and Light Company in 1972. Hearings before the Iowa Commerce Commission and suits entered in Iowa courts represented the efforts of these farmers to prevent the construction of the power lines along a route that the farmers felt would hinder their farming efforts. This collection (1969-1979, n.d.) contains documents relating to Commission hearings and court action, correspondence, lawyers notes regarding the construction of the power lines, and information about exhibits used in the court case. Find out more about this collection by viewing the finding aid.

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New Collections Available for Research

Iowa Bankers Association Records, MS-45
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Roger Ginder Papers, RS 13/9/71
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Iowa Farmland Value Survey Records, RS 13/9/4
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Harold "Sande" McNabb Papers, RS 9/18/55
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