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

 Record Group
Identifier: wa00004

Found in 210 Collections and/or Records:

Betty Boller oral history

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0290
Abstract

Des Moines wife and mother who worked as a secretary during World War II.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1999

Beverly Everett papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0148
Abstract

Family farmer, volunteer, and community activist who served on U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and the International Women's Year Commission.

Dates: 1856-2001

Blanche Basye Gilmore papers

 Collection — Folder 1: Series 1
Identifier: IWA0616
Abstract

Memoir of wife, mother, and grandmother whose husband Eugene Gilmore was Vice Governor of the Phillippines in the 1920s and president of the University of Iowa from 1934 to 1940.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1970

Bonnie Kern papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0797
Abstract

Iowa author who was a victim of sexual and physical abuse, served time in prison and later placed into Iowa's work release program.



Arrangement

Bonnie Kern's book, Proclivity, is shelved in the printed works collection in IWA.

Dates: 1945 - 2014

Bradley Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0061
Abstract

Correspondence and other papers of this nineteenth-century family that resided in the Hudson River Valley of New York.

Dates: 1811-1992

Caroline Louise Hopwood Cook papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1196
Abstract

A farm wife from the Oxford, Iowa area whose diaries record everyday life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dates: 1883-1912

Carrie Lindahl papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0638
Abstract

Rural Linn County banker who worked outside of the home from 1910s to 1960s.

Dates: 1875-2001

Carrie V. Talcott papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0687
Abstract

Active clubwoman, Methodist, writer and farmer from Fayette County who spent 19 years in a retirement home in Fort Dodge.

Dates: 1913-1981

Catharine King Herr papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0172
Abstract

Farm wife who kept a diary from 1945 until her death in 1978.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1976-1978

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract

Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.

Dates: 1910-1991

Catherine Lewis papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0217
Abstract

Interviews and field reports prepared by Lewis for the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklore.

Dates: 1995

Charla Boyle papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0953
Abstract

"Toot's Eye View:" a memoir by Charla "Toot" Boyle about her mother, who moved to Fort Madison, Iowa in 1921.

Dates: Existence: 1921

Charlene "Mac" Eblen papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0515
Abstract

Homemaker from Wichita, Kansas whose papers consist primarily of journals.

Dates: 1965-2003

Charlotte Faxon papers

 Collection — Folder 1: Series 1
Identifier: IWA0086
Abstract

Teacher who traveled widely during the Civil War period.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1864-1867

Claudine Harris papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0446
Abstract

Harris worked in radiation detection instrumentation. She was active in the Johnson County League of Women Voters and the Johnson County Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Dates: 1903 - 2022

Cora Belle Pollock papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0706
Abstract

Elementary school teacher from Rolfe, Iowa who later worked as a lab technician in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Dates: 1909-1996

Dale McCormick papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0513
Abstract

Carpenter and activist for women in non-traditional jobs.

Dates: 1958-1997

Dallner and Petersen Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0484
Abstract

Peterson's journals describe daily life in rural Iowa from 1907 to 1910; Dallner's writings focus on two mysterious deaths that occurred in 1925.

Dates: 1907-2001

David Nadler papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA1034
Abstract

Memoir of a Renate Nadler’s experience as a Jewish child in Nazi Germany written by her son, and an account of her son’s visit to her birthplace several decades following World War II.

Dates: 2009-2017

Della Marie Koppenhaver papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0436
Abstract

Two reminiscences of Alice Tenley Hora, an Iowa farm woman, detailing farm life in the 1920s.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1958-1981