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Sally Stiles papers

Identifier: IWA0684

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Scope and Contents

The Sally Stiles papers date from 1988 to 1999 and measure 4 linear inches. The writings and artwork consist of Stiles' unpublished poetry, prose, and illustrations on topics including child abuse, cancer, immigration, and concentration camps. Also included are poems and illustrations by Stiles that were published in magazines, The Cookie Anthology, The Oak, and The Acorn. In addition, the series contains Stiles' original proofs for the greeting cards that she sold in the Muscatine Artists in Action gallery. The Family materials include Stiles' monthly newsletters reporting her family's activities to friends and relatives and correspondence between Stiles and her family members.


  • Creation: 1988-1999


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

Sally A. Stiles was a member of the Muscatine organization, Artists in Action, serving frequently on the organization's board of directors and illustrating greeting cards that she sold at the Artists in Action storefront gallery. In addition, Stiles participated in other Muscatine art groups including Tellers in Action and Writers on the Avenue. Through her membership in these groups, Stiles told stories at community events and created illustrations and poetry that were published in works including The Cookie Anthology, The Oak, and The Acorn. Stiles and her husband, Lynn Stiles, raised four daughters: Ginger, Kandi, Tish, and Cindy Stiles.


4.00 linear inches

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Poet and president of the Artists in Action group in Muscatine, Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 603) were donated by Sally Stiles in 1999.

Related Materials

Artists in Action (Muscatine, Iowa) records

Heather Stecklein, 2001
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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