Gretchen Anton Coy papers
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
The Gretchen Anton Coy papers date from 1943 to 1995 and contain 7 items. The papers consist chiefly of photocopies of selected issues of The Cadetter, a newsletter published by engineering cadets of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Also included are a brochure entitled "The Artistry of Gretchen Greta Coy" and two newspaper clippings.
- Coy, Gretchen Anton, 1923- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
Gretchen Eulah Anton Coy was a participant in the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Program during World War II. The Curtiss-Wright Program trained college women in aeronautical engineering to replace men who were serving in World War II. Coy enrolled in the program at Iowa State University and was transferred to the University of Texas for her training. She subsequently worked at the company's plant in St. Louis, Missouri. She later resided in Okoboji, Iowa, where she worked as an artist and teacher at the Lakes Art Center. Gretchen Coy died January 22, 2020 at the age of 97.
Language of Materials
Artist and teacher in Okoboji, Iowa, who participated in the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Program during World War II.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 321) were donated by Gretchen Anton Coy in 1995.
- Kristen Rassbach, 1997. [CoyGretchen.doc]
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