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Edith Sackett papers

Identifier: IWA0676

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Scope and Contents

The Edith Sackett papers date from 1959 to 1975 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in three series: Drake Parents of the Year, Iowa Mother of the Year, and Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. The collection includes many letters of recommendation for Iowa Mother of the Year and numerous newspaper clippings commemorating all three events in Sackett's life.


  • Creation: 1959-1975


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

Edith Sackett was born on June 9, 1901 to William C. and Elizabeth Rose Murphy. She earned a B.A. at Drake University and completed some advanced work at Northwestern University in speech. She married Wilber Sackett in 1927, lived in Spencer, Iowa, and taught English and speech for many years at Everly High School. The Sacketts were the Drake Parents of the Year in 1959, and Edith Sackett was the Iowa Mother of the Year in 1969. Sackett was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1984.


2.50 linear inches

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Schoolteacher and Iowa Mother of the Year, 1969.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 316) were donated by Rosemary and Bill Sackett in 1995.

Related Materials

Rosemary Sackett papers (IWA): Rosemary Sackett is Edith Sackett'sdaughter-in-law.

Kristen Rassbach, 1996.
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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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