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Zelda Babcock Wolfe memoir

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0239
The Zelda Babcock Wolfe memoirs are undated and consist of one volume containing Wolfe's memoirs along with photocopied reproductions of photographs of Wolfe and her family. In her memoirs, she talks about growing upon the farm, bouts with diphtheria, and other family events.

Dates

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Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Extent

1.00 item

Abstract

Riceville, Iowa, mother, homemaker, and teacher.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Biographical / Historical

Zelda Babcock was born just south of Farnhamville, Iowa, in 1901. After graduating from high school, Babcock received a four-year scholarship to the college of her choice. She attended the State University of Iowa, (now the University of Iowa), in Iowa City, Iowa. She left the university when her parents could no longer help her with expenses and began her teaching career at a school six miles from town. Soon after she started teaching, Babcock married Ralph Wolfe. In 1929, they moved to Riceville, Iowa, where Wolfe found a job at Pleasant Hill School and continued to teach. She stopped teaching for seventeen years to raise her children, but returned to work for a time to help earn money for the family.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 331) were donated by Charles Wolfe in 1995.
Author
Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
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
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)