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Della Marie Koppenhaver papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0436

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.

Dates

  • 1958-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been retained by the donors.

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.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Two reminiscences of Alice Tenley Hora, an Iowa farm woman, detailing farm life in the 1920s.

Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 641) were donated by Debra Storm in 1999.
Author
Doris Malkmus, 1999.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)