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Mildred Fox Everett papers

Identifier: IWA0606

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Scope and Contents

The Mildred Fox Everett papers date from 1811 to 1972 and measure 4 linear inches. Included are one letter from the Fort Pierre, South Dakota, school board offering Fox a teaching job; a copy of a lease; a typed interview between Fox and her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Vyron Truog; and a map of Stanley County, South Dakota, where Fox lived. The lease by which Fox rented out her land when she left South Dakota in 1908 is a photocopy of the original. The interview (undated) details Fox's life as a homesteader and teacher in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.

A Scrapbook contains genealogical information about the Fox family, including research notes and photographs from Fox family sites in Ireland. In addition are photographs covering the entirety of Everett’s life, including photographs of her childhood and extended family, as well as newspaper clippings about family members.


  • Creation: 1811-1972


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

Mildred Fox was born in Iowa in 1880. At the age of 25, Fox moved to South Dakota, where as a homesteader she lived in an eight by ten foot shack she built and taught at a school in Fort Pierre. Fox returned to Iowa in 1908. She attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa, where she met Fred Everett. The couple married in 1910 and lived on a 160 acre farm in New Sharon, Iowa, where they raised five children.


4.00 linear inches

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Iowa native who became a homesteader in South Dakota, and later returned to Iowa to raise her five children on a farm.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 143) were donated by Esther Everett in 1993.

Related Materials

Charlotte Faxon papers (IWA): Charlotte Faxon Everett was Mildred Fox Everett's mother-in-law.

Beverly George Everett papers (IWA): Beverly Everett is Mildred Fox Everett's daughter-in-law, married to Lawrence Everett.

Esther Everett papers (IWA): Esther Everett is Mildred Fox Everett's duaghter.

Lea Keohane, 1994; addition, 2014.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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