Vern Berry papers
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
The Vern Berry Papers measure one linear inch and date from 1980-1998. They consist of published magazine articles, biographical newspaper clippings, poetry, and correspondence. The book 'Roots and Recipes' is shelved in the Iowa Women's Archives printed works collection (call number TX715. B4888 1995).
- Berry, Vern, 1906-2004 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
Vern Berry grew up in Davenport, Iowa. She married Rex Berry, and the couple raised two daughters. Widowed at the age of 70, she became a writer. Without any training but the aid of a writers' group, she became a newspaper columnist, published several magazine articles and a book of poetry, and co-authored a book with Connie Heckert entitled 'Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.' In this book she tells stories of six generations in her family and includes recipes reaching back to the 1700s. Berry is a member of the Quad Cities Pen Women.
1.00 linear inch
Newspaper columnist who co-authored a book entitled, ?Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.?
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 498) were donated by Vern Berry in 1998.
- Margaret Richardson, 2000
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