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Cartoon drawing of the controversy over the Rev. Michael Hummer and the Bell. The attached PDF contains the transcribed text of the cartoon's panels. The text document is likely from the 1940s, while the cartoon may have been contemporary to the bell…

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"Dorothy," the tornado sculpture at the Dubuque Street entrance of the pedestrian mall, was not damaged by the storm. The sculpture was created by Justine Zimmer.

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A car landed in Ralston Creek, near Governor Street. Someone jokingly put a "for sale" sign in the window.

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Herbert Hoover Historic Site mascot, West Branch

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Postcard sent to Mabel Walker, postmarked December 23, 1907. Ben Franklin 1-cent stamp.

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American Bankers Travelers Cheques advertisement from First National Bank of Iowa City. Postcard sent from T. Frank Hersch to A.E. Irmscher, postmarked March 12, 19??. George Washington 1-cent stamp.

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The destruction at the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House produced some of the most iconic imagery demonstrating the destructiveness of the tornado. The images of the bunk beds shown clearly, after a wall had been torn clean off, inspired many to call it…

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Business pictured: Campus Stores, 17 West College Street.

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Businesses featured: Lorenz, Green Cross, Bremers,

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Businesses featured: Dotty Dunn Hats, Rosheks, Moose, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company. There appear to be Christmas decorations on a building and street lamp.

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Donnelly’s famous tavern, a hangout for the Writer’s Workshop crowd, is to the north.

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Businesses featured: The Ebony, Salvation Army, Betty's Flower Shop, Red Carpet Travel Service, Dunton Insurance, Donnelly's, Best Steakhouse, Baskin Robbins

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Large white house on Fairchild and Dubuque Streets

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Letter written by Rev. Michael Hummer to Rev. John Crozier, detailing a time and place where the two of them can meet. The letter was written in Hamilton, Illinois.

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Rev. John Crozier (August 27, 1822-December 23, 1891) was pastor at First Presbyterian Church from May-August, 1853. During his short tenure he met several times with Rev. Michael Hummer to discuss the stolen Church bell and Rev. Hummer’s claims for…

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A request by the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, to the Treasurer of the Church, stating that Rev. Michael Hummer should be paid $490.00 out of any available Church funds. This request comes after many months of…

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A proposed settlement written by Rev. Michael Hummer, given to Rev. John Crozier and sent to the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Crozier’s report. Rev. Hummer asks for $400.00 down and $100.00 within the year, at ten…

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Receipt for $600.00 received by Rev. F.A. Shearer, for services as pastor from April 1, 1854 to April 1, 1855.

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A list of people who pledged to pay money for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church. The North Presbyterian Church was the First Presbyterian Church, and was located where Old Brick is. The church building that stood in 1855 was destroyed by fire…

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A list of people who pledged to pay money for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church. The North Presbyterian Church was the First Presbyterian Church, and was located where Old Brick is. The church building that stood in 1855 was destroyed by fire…

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A letter formally stating the resignation of the Board of Trustees.

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Receipt for $905.85, received by Rev. Oliver O. McClean, for services to the the First Presbyterian Church from June 1, 1859 to May 31, 1860. Rev. McClean was elected to fill the position in April, 1859, and started his duties in October. He remained…

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Receipt for carpet, $480.75

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“Received Iowa City, February 13, 1865 of H. Murray, one hundred dollars being balance of payment for building church cornice [Finkbine Lovelace?]"

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“Received in good order from E Cooke four (4) boxes stained glass” Receipt for stained glass sent from Chicago.

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“$120. By the 1st June 1869 I promise to pay the trustees of the (north) Presbyterian Church. One hundred and twenty dollars for [unreadable…] after maturity. For pew #14. Joseph Barker. August 14, 1868”

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Receipt for payment for extra brick work and labor for building First Presbyterian Church.

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A receipt for bricks for building the First Presbyterian Church

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A receipt for payment to apply to the contract to build cornice at the First Presbyterian Church

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Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt for funds received for building First Presbyterian Church spire on contract.

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A receipt to apply on the contract for building cornice on the north end of the First Presbyterian Church.

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Receipt to apply on contract for building First Presbyterian Church spire.
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