BIERMANN, Frederick Elliott, 1884-1968


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1932-1968, 7 linear feet.
The vast majority of the Frederick Biermann Collection relates to his career in Congress. Correspondence files, with letters from Guy M. Gillette, Earl W. Hall, Herschel C. Loveless, and W.W. Waymack, comprise the bulk of the papers. The rest of the collection is made up of speeches and campaign materials. The subjects discussed range from New Deal programs such as the Agricultural Adjustment Act and the Works Progress Administration to Frederick Biermann’s newspaper, the Decorah Journal; Democratic politics to farm relief; postmasterships to taxes. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: 1937, 1 item.
A letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Fred Biermann written on November 12, 1937. In the letter, Franklin D. Roosevelt writes concerning postmaster examinations and the Pamspeck bill.

Papers: 1938, 1 item.
A letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Frederick Biermann written on October 20, 1938. In the letter, Franklin D. Roosevelt writes concerning U.S. interests in the Palestine problem.

Papers: 1956, 1 item.
A letter from Adlai E. Stevenson to Frederick Biermann written on August 10, 1956. In the letter, Adlai Stevenson writes concerning the ”...special mission and strength...” to be shown by the Democratic party at the National convention in Chicago.

Papers: 1959, 1 item.
A letter from Fred Biermann to John F. Kennedy written on May 6, 1959. In the letter, Fred Biermann comments on the Kennedy-Erwin Labor-Management Reform Bill.

Papers: In the Edwin Thomas Meredith Papers, 1898-1949, 25 linear feet.
Other authors include Frederick Biermann. The collection is also available on microfilm.