Special Collections and University Archives
Iowa State University
Leaf from Grigor Tat'ewac'i's Book of Questions, 16–17th c; and leaf from a lectionary, A.D. 1671 (xf 220.8655/E290).
Charles J. Hearst (b. 1904)
Papers, 1935–68, ca. 1.6 of 5 ft. Farmer and livestock breeder. Diaries, speeches, and articles relating to his trip to the USSR in 1955 as part of a U.S. Farm Exchange delegation. Unpublished inventory.
George Heikens (1902-1976)
Papers in process. Farmer. He worked as a swine expert in the Soviet Union in 1930–31.
Herbert Plambeck (b. 1908)
Papers, 1936–70, ca. 2 of 14 ft. Farm broadcaster and public official. He accompanied the U.S. Farm Exchange delegation to the USSR in 1955. Some photographs and articles concern this trip. Unpublished calendar. (NUCMC 71–1779)
J. Stuart Russell (1892-1960)
Papers, 1932–58, ca. 1 in. of 1.5 ft. Farm editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune. In 1955 he covered the Russian agricultural visit to Iowa. Letters and articles concern the visit and the agricultural exchange. Unpublished inventory.
Lauren Soth (b. 1910)
Papers, 1945–76, 19 ft. Economist, writer, and editor for the Des Moines Register and Tribune. Went to the USSR as part of the U.S. farm delegation. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial suggesting the Soviet-American agricultural exchange in the first place. Unpublished inventory.
Ronald C. Bentley (b. 1899)
Papers, 1926–63, ca..1 of 2 ft. Radio broadcaster on farming for station WOI in Ames. He was a tour leader in 1958 for 29 Iowans who traveled to Western Europe and the Soviet Union. Includes some articles about the tour. Unpublished inventory.