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Vern Berry papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0354
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).

Dates

  • 1980-1998

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 linear inch

Abstract

Newspaper columnist who co-authored a book entitled, ?Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.?

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.

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.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 498) were donated by Vern Berry in 1998.
Author
Margaret Richardson, 2000
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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