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Everett E. Sterner Papers

Identifier: RG02.0009.009

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Scope and Contents

The Everett E. Sterner papers include Mr. Sterner's photographs, notes, and data relating to cooperative dormitories in Iowa City during the Great Depression. He provided a brief explanation for the establishment of the cooperative dormitories by Robert E. Rienow, Dean of Men, and a list of the University of Iowa men's and women's coop dorms of this period.


  • Creation: 1931-1943


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Everett Ezra Sterner was born May 28, 1914, in Batavia, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts from September 1934 until June 1940. From 1936 until 1940 he served as the first proctor of The Gables cooperative dormitory. He married Dolores Johnson, of Logan, Iowa, on May 26, 1940. The couple met through a dinner held between residents of The Gables and Breene house, the cooperative dorm where Ms. Johnson lived. Everett E. Sterner died May 15, 1996.


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University of Iowa student, 1934-1940. Sterner documented UI cooperative dorms of this period. Photographs and notes.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to the University Archives in September 1997.

Related Materials

Papers of Charlotte Enger Jones (RG02.0009.014)

Folder, "Rienow, Robert E.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Subject Vertical Files (RG01.0015.005): Dean of Men; Coop housing

Records of the University of Iowa Student Government (RG02.0007.001)

Berger, Elizabeth A. "The Student Cooperative Dormitory and Democratic Group Life as Illustrated by Russell House." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1939

Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs (RG30.0001.001): Buildings series, Kellogg Dormitory.

Denise Anderson, October 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242