Della Marie Koppenhaver papers
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Scope and Contents
The Della Marie Tenly Koppenhaver papers consist of photocopies of typescript reminiscences and measure one linear inch. These reminiscences include an account of farm life in the 1920s that relate typical chores women performed in the farm family and her childhood memories of her sister Alice Tenley Hora. The accounts relate a variety of details about her family, their Dunkard religion, and the advent of technology in the 1920s. Other details include descriptions of women's clothing, laundering, butchering, canning, egg production, and family networks.
- Creation: 1958-1981
- Koppenhaver, Della Marie, 1904- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
The Tenley family moved to Iowa from Mt. Carroll, in northwestern Illinois. Della Marie Tenley was born on November 12, 1904, the youngest of nine children. She grew up on a farm in Cedar County, Iowa, and married neighboring farmer Everette Koppenhaver in 1923. They moved to a farm near Martelle, Iowa and raised four children. They retired from farming in 1968 and moved to Martelle. She moved into a care center in Anamosa in the late 1980s.
0.25 linear inches
Language of Materials
Two reminiscences of Alice Tenley Hora, an Iowa farm woman, detailing farm life in the 1920s.
One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 641) were donated by Debra Storm in 1999.
Genre / Form
- Doris Malkmus, 1999.
- Language of description
- Script of description
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