Iowa Digital Library: Improved Searching Comes To Henry A. Wallace Collection
From a Blog Post by Wendy Robertson
We have recently improved the searching of our Henry A. Wallace Collection. This enhancement makes finding letters, telegrams, postcards or memorandum much easier.
In 1975, Earl M. Rogers and Leslie W. Dunlap published an index to the letters in our microfilm collection as well as to the correspondence in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (Micro film 18327) and Library of Congress microfilm collections. The two volumes have been essential to find materials in these collections.
We have converted this print index into a searchable database. The results will link to our digitized materials or to the reel number for the other collections.
When you start typing in the correspondent search box, names will appear, showing the number of results for each name, based on sender or recipient. Select the name you want and press search.
The resulting list includes everything to or from the individual you selected. The film numbers for the Iowa microfilm link directly to the digitized version.
The results display in date order. You can re-sort the columns by sender, recipient or film number.
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This digital collection of the Henry A. Wallace Papers features images, a collection index, and 67,000 pages of correspondence, memoranda, and other documents.
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