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William W. Dieleman Collection

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William W. Dieleman Collection, 1969-1994 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Start, March 2000

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Collection Overview

Title: William W. Dieleman Collection, 1969-1994Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/368

Primary Creator: Dieleman, William W. (1931-)

Extent: 10.15 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Details the political career of Dieleman including his tenure in the Iowa House,1974-1982, and Iowa Senate, 1982-1994. The collection includes: correspondence, newsletters to constituents, memorabilia from his political career, particularly the campaigns and elections, and his office files on various topics that arose during his political career. One issue that took up much of his time and energy was riverboat gambling. In this area he also was appointed to serve as chairman of the committee to write a statement on gambling for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Compulsory school attendance and abortion also seem to have taken up a significant amount of his legislative time.

Biographical Note

William W.  Dieleman, (b. in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1931) served in the Iowa legislature for twenty years.  After serving five years as a Pella city councilman he was elected to the Iowa State House of Representatives in 1974.  After serving four terms in the House he moved to the Senate in 1982 where he served three four-year terms until he retired in 1994.

Because the Iowa legislature only runs from January through May, he had to supplement this part-time salary. He worked as an insurance underwriter and he also owned a small newspaper in Sully, Iowa, entitled, The Diamond Trail News.

As a conservative Democrat, he occupied key positions in the legislature.  He was chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the Iowa Senate.  He also headed the Committee on Natural Resources.  In addition, he was a member of four other committees:  Education, State Government, Transportation, and the Administration Appropriations Subcommittee, of which he was vice-chairman.

Dieleman and his wife Emily Langstraat together raised three children:  Wendell, Cyndi (Dennis DeYoung), and Kristen (Gandrow).  Before attending Calvin College he served in the military during the Korean conflict.  After receiving his AB degree in political science from Calvin College in 1959 he taught history and political science for fifteen years-four years at Calvin Christian School in South Holland, Illinois, and eleven years at Pella Christian High School.  During these years he was able to do graduate work at the University of Iowa, receiving his MA in political science in 1966.  He did further post- graduate work at the University of South Dakota.

Dieleman is retired and is currently living in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 20 Boxes

Acquisition Source: William W. Dieleman


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Personal File, 1970-1994],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1977-1994],
[Series 3: Dieleman's Dateline, 1990-1994],
[Series 4: Elections, 1969-1994],
[Series 5: Subject Files, 1980-1994],
[Series 6: Realia],
[Series 7: Photographs],
[All]

Series 1: Personal File --- 1970-1994Add to your cart.
Original labeling, contains articles and mementos as well as special correspondence.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1970-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1983-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1991Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1994Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence --- 1977-1994Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters of thanksAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters of recommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Maytag lettersAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1977-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2-7: 1993Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2-5: 1994Add to your cart.
Series 3: Dieleman's Dateline --- 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Reports to constituents via a series of newsletters.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dieleman's Dateline --- 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Series 4: Elections --- 1969-1994Add to your cart.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings and organizational material for each campaign; organized chronologically.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: 1978Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Series 5: Subject Files --- 1980-1994Add to your cart.
Closely follows Dieleman's outline but there were some omissions of categories and some consolidation of categories made for the sake of efficiency.  Many catalogues, manuals, brochures, policy books, and other published materials were not kept in the collection, this includes a significant amount on gambling; organized chronologically by topic.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AbortionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Administration Appropriation SubcommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: AdoptionAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: AgricultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: BankingAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: BusinessAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Capitol Centennial CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Capitol Planning CommissionAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: CoalAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: CommunicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Contacts --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coopers Kids caseAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: County governmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Death penaltyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: DC amendmentAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Democratic PartyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: DisabilitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Drugs and alcoholAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Economic developmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Education-ChristianAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Education-collegesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Education-compulsoryAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Education-Finance CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Education-home schoolingAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Education-home schoolingAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Education-misc.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Education --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Education --- 1994Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ElderlyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: EnergyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: English languageAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: EnvironmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: EthicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: FamiliesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fiber opticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Flood recoveryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: FranchisingAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Friends of Capitol HillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Friends of Capitol HillAdd to your cart.
Item 2: GamblingAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: GamblingAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Gamblers' AssistanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pari-mutuelAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: RiverboatsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pre-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6-7: 1990Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3-5: 1993Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: 1994Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: Health careAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: HistoricalAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Human servicesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1-2: 1994Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: InsuranceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: JudicialAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: LaborAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Legislative Fiscal CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: LotteryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: MedicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: MinoritiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Natural resourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Nursing HomesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: PornographyAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Prayer breakfastsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: PrisonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3-6: Public employee retirementsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Reapportionment --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reapportionment --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: SafetyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: State governmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: State Legislature ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Student leadershipAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Tax reformAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Tax reformAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Tourism, recreation, cultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: TransportationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Tulip festivalAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: VeteransAdd to your cart.
Folder 2-5: Ways and MeansAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Women's issuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: YouthAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Gamblers' AssistanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pari-mutuelAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: RiverboatsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pre-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6-7: 1990Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3-5: 1993Add to your cart.
Series 6: RealiaAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Iowa Legislative Service, Vols. 1, 2, 5Add to your cart.
Item 2: Iowa Official RegisterAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Bill Summary --- 1987Add to your cart.
Item 4: Summary of Legislation --- 1990Add to your cart.
Item 5: Summary of Legislation --- 1993Add to your cart.
Item 6: Campaign postersAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Bumper stickersAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Personalized folderAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Audio tape, two 30-second advertising spotsAdd to your cart.
Series 7: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dairy Farm (2) --- 1978Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mrs. Dieleman and daughter --- 1978Add to your cart.
Item 3: Senior Citizen Housing --- 1977Add to your cart.
Item 4: Portrait (2) --- 1978Add to your cart.
Item 5: Blood Pressure Screening --- 1991Add to your cart.
Item 6: Continental Telephone Luncheon --- 1981Add to your cart.
Item 7: Chuck Grassley --- 1993Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal File, 1970-1994],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1977-1994],
[Series 3: Dieleman's Dateline, 1990-1994],
[Series 4: Elections, 1969-1994],
[Series 5: Subject Files, 1980-1994],
[Series 6: Realia],
[Series 7: Photographs],
[All]


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