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Vergene Donovan papers Edit




  • 1975-2012 (Creation)


  • 1.00 linear inch (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Spencer, Iowa, resident active in the Iowa Federation of Republican women.

  • Arrangement

    One folder, shelved in SCVF.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The papers are open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The papers (donor no. 319) were donated by Vergene Donovan in 1995.

  • Preferred Citation

    Vergene Donovan papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Vergene Donovan papers date from 1975 to 2012 and measure 1 linear inch. The papers consist of several issues of The Iowa Indicator (1987-1989) as well as several photocopied letters, including one from Barbara Bush, a magazine article about Donovan,and a program Donovan hosted for Representative Fred Grandy. Also included is the cookbook Donovan compiled to commemorate her fiftieth wedding anniversary.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Vergene Donovan, an active member of the Republican Party in Iowa, grew up in Spencer, Iowa, and graduated from Spencer High School in 1941. She has been very active in her church and community of the Spirit Lake area on local boards and committees. A member of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, she edited the Federation's newsletter, The Iowa Indicator. In 1995, Donovan was presented the John McDonald award for outstanding service to the Republican Party by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. She has helped steer campaigns for Republican candidates on both the local and state levels.