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RG 097 Board of Control

The Board of Control was organized on Apr. 6, 1898, to manage, control, and govern all state institutions, subject only to limitations contained in the act of the General Assembly which created the Board. The following is a partial list of records from the Board of Control in our holdings. A complete list of record series is available at the Research Center in Des Moines.

Title Date Span
Bulletins of State Institutions, The Hawkeye 1938-1958
Consecutive Registers c.1900-1970
Consecutive Registers - Mens Penitentiary (Fort Madison) Index 1916-1970
Consecutive Registers - Mens Reformatory (Anamosa) Index 1916-1970
Consecutive Registers - Womens, Reformatory (Rockwell City) 1917-1928
Construction Project Files 1922-1958
Correspondence of State Architect 1905-1909
Employee Manuals 1958-1967
Financial Records, Monthly Balances 1940-1958
Minutes 1898-1968
Minutes - Index 1898-1913
Miscellaneous Attorney General Rulings and Decisions 1940-1968
Photographs, State Institutions and Buildings 1975-1985
Population Reports of Inmates or Prisoners in State Institutions 1910-1950
Real Estate Deeds, Land Sales, Land Transfers, Contracts and Easements 1930-1960
Statistical Data and Rules and Regulations for County Homes 1916-1953