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wa00004. Autobiographical Resources: Diaries, Memoirs, and Oral Histories

 Record Group
Identifier: wa00004

Found in 191 Collections and/or Records:

A Political Dialogue: Iowa's Women Legislators oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0089
Abstract Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.
Dates: 1988-1993

Ada Mae Brown Brinton memoir

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0708
Abstract In Sunshine and Rain in Iowa: Reminiscing through 86 Years, Brinton reflects on rural Iowa, hard work, church traditions, and the love of family and community.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1977

Adele Fuchs papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1174
Overview German-American doctor, teacher, and suffragette who lived in Sioux City and Des Moines from 1879 to the late 1930s.
Dates: 1884 - 1990

Aldeen Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0279
Abstract Muscatine, Iowa, newspaper columnist active in arts, civic, educational, and religious organizations.
Dates: 1954-1995

Alice Kelley papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0485
Abstract University of Iowa graduate who worked as a secretary. The papers mainly consist of the diaries she kept from 1926-2002.
Dates: 1888-2005; 1923-2005

Alice McMurry papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0646
Abstract Promise City, Iowa elementary school teacher and poet.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1993-2001

Alice Sophia Brant papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0170
Abstract Diaries of this homemaker and mother who helped manage the family's funeral home in Oelwein.
Dates: 1921-1956

Alma Erickson Swanson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0454
Abstract Swedish farm woman whose three children became academics during the 1930s and 1940s.
Dates: 1897-2000

Almira Ames Farnham memoir

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0105
Abstract Essay describing the life of Almira Ames Farnham, a pioneer woman from New England who settled near Morley, Iowa in 1859.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1896

Almira Safely Rutledge papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0068
Abstract Early, Iowa, wife and mother.
Dates: 1885-1950

Amy Sophia Auer memoir

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0754
Abstract Photocopied memoir of the Olson and Auer families who emigrated from Norway in the nineteenth century and settled in Northwood, Iowa.
Dates: 1993

Angelica Lynn Rose Atalig oral history

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0587
Abstract Oral history, 1999. The narrator describes growing up in a bilingual, biracial family in Garner, Iowa.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1999

Anna Moore Cheney diaries

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0595
Abstract Diarist, mother, and minister's wife.
Dates: 1892-1953

Annette Cech papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0593
Abstract Iowa City housewife and mother whose son, Thomas Cech, won the Nobel Prize in 1989.

Arrangement Two folders, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1945-2002

Arlene Gardner Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0411
Abstract Rural Mt. Ayr, Iowa woman who worked in local homes as a washerwoman and housekeeper.
Dates: ca. 1912-1999

Autobiographical Sketches of Rural Iowa Women

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0407
Abstract Reminiscences of Iowa Farm Bureau women donated to the Rural Women's Project.

Arrangement Four folders, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1998-1999

Benita Allen papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0753
Abstract Russian immigrant recalls her childhood in Russia during World War I and the 1917 revolution.
Dates: Existence: 1991

Bernice Zimmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0876
Abstract Diaries of an Iowa woman.
Dates: 1932-2010

Bertha Korn Tucker papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0434
Abstract Writer and life-long student who was active in the Sisterhood (Jewish aid society) at the Beth El Jacob Synagogue in Des Moines and Hadassah, a national organization aiding disadvantaged Jews, primarily children.
Dates: 1920-1999

Bettie McKenzie papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0136
Abstract Community activist from Red Oak, Iowa.
Dates: 1874-2003