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Lois Boulware papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0352

Scope and Contents

The Lois Boulware papers date from 1977 to 1995 and measure 0.5 linear inches. They include copies of two personal letters, the recipients unknown; an item written by her father, J.E. Boulware; a newspaper obituary; and the transcript of an oral history with Boulware by James Beilman for the University of Iowa Libraries. The tape of this interview is located in the Special Collections Department of the Iowa Libraries.The Lois Boulware papers


  • Creation: 1977-1995


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.

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Biographical / Historical

Lois Boulware was born August 3, 1903 in Perry, Missouri. She graduated from Perry High School and Culver-Stockton College in Missouri where she received her B.A. degree in science in 1926. She then attended the University of Iowa, where she received an M.A. in 1932 and an M.D. in 1937. Boulware did her residency in Philadelphia and then returned to Iowa City as a physician in the Student Health Department at the University of Iowa Hospitals. She held that position from 1937 to 1973. Following retirement, she established a Patient Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals. The Day of Surgery waiting room in the hospital was established there in her name.


0.50 linear inches

Language of Materials



Physician in the University of Iowa Student Health Department, who established the Patient Advocacy Program at University Hospitals after marrying and having a child.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 722) were donated by Dorothy Rogers in 2000.

Margaret Richardson, 2001.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)