State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa Archives
11:00 pm
Mon February 19, 2007

Khrushchev's Gift to Iowa

The cover of the 20-album set of Soviet music presented to Iowa's governor by Nikita Khrushchev
Credit State Historical Society of Iowa

Forty eight years after the communist leader visited Iowa, the gift Nikita Khrushchev left behind has been rediscovered. The Soviet record collection was gifted to Iowa by former First Lady Amelia Loveless and is preserved at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City. Sounds from September, 1959, Coon Rapids, Iowa.

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