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Cassie Thompson Ford papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0245

Scope and Contents

The Cassie Thompson Ford papers date from 1937 to 1996 and contain 8 items. The papers consist of biographical information, newspaper clippings, and one photograph. Two items written by Ford, a poem and a play entitled "The 18-acre Kitchen", are also included.


  • Creation: 1937-1996


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

Cassandra R. Thompson Ford, known as Cassie, was born on September 8, 1889 in Wisconsin. She went west to teach school after completing the Normal School Training Course at the Richland Center (Wisconsin) High School. She met her future husband, Charles "Manly" Ford, in Wyoming, and they were married in 1914 in Stanton, Iowa. They lived on a farm just northeast of Central City, Iowa. Ford and her husband lived on this small farm for 44 years raising cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, and chickens. Ford gardened, canned, cooked, and sewed for her family in addition to teaching Sunday School and working with the Ladies' Aid. Cassie Ford died in 1966 at the age of seventy-six.


0.25 linear inches (Photographs in Folder 1.)

Language of Materials



Homemaker who farmed with her husband near Central City, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 342) were donated by Pauline Ritter in 1996.

Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
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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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