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Jeanne Van Kley papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0388
The Jeanne Van Kley papers were written in1987 and measure one linear inch. The collection consists primarily of Van Kley's memoir, "A Family Together," which describes family farm life in northwestern Iowa from the end of the Great Depression until their retirement in 1979. In "A Family Together" Van Kley recalls with humor many episodes of tenant farming and family life. She recounts her courtship and marriage, landlords, her farming chores and rural pastimes, raising children and farm animals. She continues the narrative to include her children's marriages, families and employment.

Dates

  • 1987-1998

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 linear inch

Abstract

Farmer's wife from Ocheydan, Iowa who raised four children.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Biographical / Historical

Jeanne Van Kley was raised in northwestern Iowa in 1906. She married Arie Van Kley in 1939 and they raised four children, Allan, Susan, Clinton and Neal on rented farms near Ocheydan, Iowa. In 1979, Arie and Jeanne retired to Ocheydan and in 1987, Jeanne bought a used typewriter and composed "A Family Together" for her children and grandchildren.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 554) were donated by Jeanne Van Kleyin 1998.
Author
Doris Malkmus, 1999.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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