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Alberta Powell Graham Papers

Identifier: MsC0615

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Alberta Powell Graham date from 1945 to 1955 and document her writing and musical career. Included are manuscripts of her biographies written for children such as Chrisptopher Columbus, Discoverer and Clara Barton, Red Cross Pioneer, as well as manuscripts of songs that she composed. Also included are copies of magazine articles written by Graham.


  • Creation: 1945-1955


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This collection is open for research. This collection is housed at an offsite location. Please allow two-three business days for retrieval and arrival to main library.

Conditions Governing Use

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3.15 Linear Feet (8 containers)

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A writer of biographies for children (on Columbus, Clara Barton, Lafayette and LaSalle, among others), Mrs. Graham also published more than 300 songs and Strike Up the Band! (1949), a collection of short biographies of American band musicians. Both her books and songs are represented in her papers.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa in 1973 by Mrs. Graham's nephew, William C. Powell.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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