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Ina Loewenberg papers

Identifier: IWA0735

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Scope and Contents

The Ina Loewenberg papers date from 1999 to 2007 and measure 2 linear feet. The papers all relate to the publication "The View from 70" and are arranged in five series; Biographical, Interview materials, Publication materials, The View from 70, and Photographs.

The Biographical series contains information on Loewenberg's interests and a copy of Feminist Studies journal featuring her photography work. The Interview materials series contains the author's resume, a prospectus of the publication plan, and notes and texts from interviews conducted.

The Publication materials series contains information on publishers, publication stages, and publicity efforts for the book.

"The View from 70" series consists of materials relating to the completed book project, including a copy of The View from 70: Women's Recollections and Reflections (2004), personal correspondence between the author and interviewees, responses to the publication of the book, and public presentations by the author.

The Photographs series consists of portrait photographs taken by Loewenberg or historical photographs borrowed from interviewees and reproduced in "The View from 70."


  • Creation: 1999-2007


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

Ina Perlstein was born in New York City in 1931. Perlstein graduated from Julia Richman High School, New York City, in 1948. After marrying Gerhard Loewenberg in 1950, she earned a BA in philosophy from Cornell University in 1952. Loewenberg received an MA degree in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts in 1969 and taught philosophy at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 1970 to 1974. In 1981, Loewenberg completed an MA in accounting at the University of Iowa. Loewenberg worked as a Financial Systems Analyst at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) from 1981 to 1995.

Project Art at UIHC inspired Loewenberg to begin work in photography in 1986, which she continued to pursue after her retirement in 1995 along with volunteer work for organizations such as Iowa City Hospice, Inc. In 2000, Loewenberg began a project to photograph and publish a book on women who were born in 1931. Her goal was to interview women from diverse backgrounds who were born in the same year as she, telling their stories and comparing their parallel lives throughout the same historical period. The book was published as The View from 70: Women's Recollections and Reflections in 2004.


2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Research materials for her book, The View From 70: Women's Recollections and Reflections, published in 2004.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 741) were donated by Ina Loewenberg in 2009.

Lindsay E. Shannon, 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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