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Ruth M. Roland Cowden diary

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0287

Scope and Contents

The Ruth M. Roland Cowden travel diary was written in 1921. Cowden's travel diary from her trip from Des Moines, Iowa, to Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Earl William Cowden, in 1921 is the only item in this collection. Ruth Cowden's son, Earl Roland Cowden, transcribed the diary in 1996 and added photocopies of photographs of their travels and a map of their journey. The transcription consists of a typed transcription of Ruth Cowden's 1921 trip with her husband and parents from Des Moines, Iowa, to Los Angeles, California.

Dates

  • 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been retained by the donor and his heirs.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Miriam Roland was born on November 20, 1894 in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Drake University and married Earl William Cowden in 1920. In 1921 the Cowden's traveled by car from Des Moines, Iowa, to Los Angeles, California, where they lived the rest of their lives. Ruth Cowden died in 1978.

Extent

1.00 item

Abstract

Transcription of the 1921 diary of a journey by car from Des Moines, Iowa, to Los Angeles, California.

Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 392) were donated by Earl Roland Cowden in 1996.
Author
Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)