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Jolley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0077
The papers of the Jolley family date from 1866 to 1919. They are arranged chronologically within an alphabetical sequence. Purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries through the Homer Calkin Memorial Fund in 1996, these papers contain vivid descriptions of social events and the army during World War 1. They reflect peoples perceptions about lands to the West and give an indication of what life in Iowa was like in the late 19th century.

The photographs and duplicate certificate of marriage were a gift of Nana Jolley Gibson in 2004 and range in date from approximately 1880 to 1921.

Dates

  • 1866-1919

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

611.00 items

Photographs: Box 1 other_unmapped

Abstract

Correspondence spanning over 40 years and three generations of an Iowa farm family. Subjects include land speculation, farming in Bremer, Blackhawk, and Woodbury counties, farm life in Iowa during the 19th century, and W.W.I.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was purchased by the University of Iowa Libraries through the Homer Calkin Memorial Fund in 1996. The photographs were a gift of Nana Jolley Gibson in 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)