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Box 4

 box — Box: 4
Identifier: Box 4

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Vera Shivvers papers date from 1914 to 1990 and measure 2.3 linear feet. The papers are arranged in 6 series: Personal, Legislative, Speeches, Journals, Photographs and Scrapbooks. The Personal series (1914-1990) contains a wide range of biographical information on Vera Shivvers including personal correspondence spanning nearly seventy-five years and various newspaper clippings regarding Vera from her numerous community activities over several decades. The Legislative series (1963-1964) mainly holds correspondence Vera Shivvers received from constituents during her Iowa Senate term. Speeches and newspaper clippings from this time are also included. A prominent topic of the speeches and constituent mail is "liquor by the drink." The Speeches series (1963-1983) contains the speeches Vera Shivvers gave throughout her lifetime at various community and club gatherings. The Journals series (1973-1990) holds the calendars and journals Vera Shivvers kept later in life concerning her daily activities. The Photographs series (1915-1986) ranges from her high school days up until the last years of her life. A few pictures are included of Vera Shivvers at the statehouse during her Senate term as well as a photo of Vera and L. C. Shivvers at their daughter's wedding and photos of Vera and second husband Wallace McKee at the VEISHEA parade in Ames, Iowa. Also included are photos of all of the houses Vera Shivvers lived in. The Scrapbooks series (1917-1965) contains two scrapbooks covering Vera Shivvers' service in the Iowa State Senate, and one documenting L.C. (John) Shivvers' life, including his service in the Navy during World War I, his involvement in 4-H and in the Republican Party, and his leadership in the Iowa State Sheep Association and other livestock producers' organizations. Also included is information about the Shivvers Memorial Lecture Series at Iowa State University that Vera Shivvers established in her husband's memory in 1969.


  • 1914-1990

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


From the Collection: 2.70 linear feet

From the Collection: Photographs in boxes 4-7 other_unmapped


Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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