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Geraldine "Jerry" King Collection

Identifier: MsC1229

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains loose knitting patterns collected by Jerry. Along with curated knitting pattern booklets created by Jerry. These booklets document all of the knitting projects Jerry completed, they contain handwritten notes and photos of the finishe product.


  • Creation: 2000-2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Geraldine graduated from Omaha's Central High School, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and received her Master's Degree and PhD from the University of Minnesota. Geraldine married Jack B. King on February 15, 1958. She worked for a variety of libraries throughout her career and taught Library Science at St. Catherine's University. A resident of St. Paul, Minnesota for more than 50 years, she was a member of the American Library Association, and Plymouth Congregational Church. Geraldine was an avid and accomplished knitter, contributing many knit items to charity. She loved teddy bears and had dozens in her collection. She and her husband travelled frequently to England and to various American Library Association conferences around the country.

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1.68 Linear Feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of loose knitting patterns and handmade, bound knitting patterns collected by Geraldine King.

Related Materials

Materials related to Geraldine King collection, MsC1151: Jack B. King Collection

Knitting books donated by Geraldine can be found on Gift of Geraldine King

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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