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Hearst Family Papers

Identifier: 14/03/04

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of James Schell Hearst, Charles Ernest Hearst, Katherine Schell Hearst, Charles Joseph Hearst, Helen Louise Hearst, Carmelita Calderwood Hearst, Meryl Norton Hearst, Gladys Henderson Hearst, and others Some photographs, documents, and other materials have been digitized and are available online in ScholarWorks.


  • c. 1870-1982


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

General Use, Reproduction, and Copyright Policies

Many items housed in the Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives, including unpublished images and manuscripts, may be protected by copyright, publication rights, trademarks, or model release rights which the library does not own and for which the library cannot grant permission or licensing. Materials currently under copyright are usually still available for research and limited reproduction under Fair Use laws. However, it is the sole responsibility of the patron to determine whether or not their use of a given material falls within Fair Use guidelines and to obtain permission for said use from the rightful copyright owner. If you are unsure where to begin, please consult the Copyright LibGuide. Please note that it is not the library's responsibility to locate or contact copyright holders for a patron, and neither the library nor library employees are responsible for copyright violations of the materials to which they facilitate research access.

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Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code ยง 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.


39.80 Linear Feet (89 boxes)

Existence and Location of Copies

Some photographs, documents, and other materials have been digitized and are available online in ScholarWorks.

Related Materials

Related materials can be found in the James Hearst Digital Archiveat the University of Northern Iowa and UNI Museum.

Processing Information

Collection processed over many years as material accumulated; reprocessed, with assistance of Public History Intern Dana Wallace and volunteer student Ben Jorgensen, and finding aid developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, spring 2010; updated, December 17, 2013 (GP). Collection revisited by Special Collections Intern Ashley Thronson and Adjunct Special Collections and University Archives Librarian Rachael Acheson, March 22, 2017. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 13, 2017.

Hearst Family Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository