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Marie Schultz Meyer papers

Identifier: IWA0121

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Scope and Contents

The Marie Schultz Meyer papers date from 1901 to 1993 and measure 12.5 linear inches. The papers are divided into eight series: Alumni Publications, Class work, Correspondence, Memorabilia, Miscellaneous, Newspaper and magazine clippings, Photographs, and Scrapbooks.

Alumni Publications series includes a journal, a directory, and newsletters put out by the University of Iowa alumni groups. The Class work subseries contains typed and handwritten notes, handouts, and note cards on several subjects though the actual class they came from is not named. Also included is a daily class schedule. The pamphlet appears to have been used by Meyer during her course of study. The correspondence subseries contains letters received by Meyer from the University of Iowa, the Iowa Board of Nurse Examiners, and various friends and classmates. Reunion correspondence contains both official letters from the University of Iowa Alumni Association and personal letters from classmates.

The Memorabilia series contains mainly small keepsakes from the 45th and 50th School of Nursing reunions. The postcards, though undated look to be from the late 1940s.

A point of interest in the Miscellaneous series is the poem written by Meyer and several of her friends. The Miscellanous series contains some autobiographical information about Meyer. The Grandparent Book contains information about Meyer's childhood and adult life. Newspaper and Magazine Clippings include acticles about friends and professors. The ISARN Bulletin lists Marie Schultz as having been certified as an registered nurse. The "Students in Service" includes several classmates.

The Scrapbooks ,which are the bulk of the collection, date mainly from 1936 to 1952. The books contain newspaper clippings of various University functions and of people from. Meyer's home town, invitations to social gatherings, church and school programs, and various personal memorabelia. Also included are personal correspondence, several State University of Iowa Nurses Alumni Newsletters, and the Alumni Journal for 1940. A point of interest is the 1942 scrapbook that chronicles the fourteen day trip. Meyer and four of her friends took out west. It includes a day by day itinerary and photographs, postcards, and guides to various sites.

Photographs include many pictures of friends and professors, the University of Iowa campus and various rooms and wards of the University Hospital. Identification of several of the people inthe reunion photos can be found in the photocopies of the 1936-1989 scrapbook. Also included in this series is one photograph album of Meyer's mother, Orma Meier Schultz, from her high school years.


  • Creation: 1901-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Marie Schultz Meyer was born February 9, 1918, in Postville, Iowa, to Elvin W. and Orma Meier Schultz. She attended West Grove School and then Postville High School from which she graduated in 1936. She then attended the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) School of Nursing, graduating in 1939.

After graduation, Meyer worked at the University Hospital until 1941. Also during her nursing career, she was employed for two years at the Decorah Hospital and twenty years at the Community Memorial Hospital in Postville.

On September 18, 1943, she married Willard C. Meyer. They farmed near Clermont until 1963 then moved to Postville. They had two daughters, Jean (Binfet) of Minnesota, and Mary (Hubbard) of Iowa City.


12.50 linear inches

Photographs in boxes 2 and 7. boxes

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Postville, Iowa, native who graduated from the University of Iowa School of Nursing in 1940.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 185) were donated by Mary Hubbard, Meyer's daughter, in 1993 and 1997.

Kirsten Clark, 1994.
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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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