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Maranda Cline Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1320

Scope and Contents

The Maranda Cline papers date from 1891 to 1907 and measure .25 linear inches. They are housed in the Small Collections Vertical File. The papers consist of a transcibed diary that was found in 1975 by Maranda Clines' great-grandson, Pat Kinney Lorentzen. The diary includes brief daily entries describing family life near Hills, Iowa from 1891 to 1907 and is 197 pages.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1891 - 1907


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

Maranda Jenevieve Cline (1833-1907) lived in Hills, Iowa in the 1890s and 1900s and documented her families' daily life in a diary. Her daily tasks included milling flour, chopping wood, fetching cattle, selling turkeys, and attending church. She writes in short scentences and provides little context. The diary was transcibed in 1975.


.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Consists of a transcribed diary that includes daily entries describing family life near Hills, Iowa from 1891 to 1907.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 937) were donated by Grace Katzenmeyer in 2004.

Emma Barton-Norris
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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