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Loraine Frost papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0765

Scope and Contents

The Loraine Frost papers date from 1905 to 1998 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The papers consist of a pcoket bible, Loraine Frost's birth certificate from 1905, photographs, newspaper clippings, 1988 driver's lisence,along with correspondence and the program to the 1998 Doris and William Preucil Retirement Gala.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1998


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. However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Loraine Hulburd Frost was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 1, 1905, to Edward Frost (MD) and Minnie E Hulburd. Her father was the attending physician. She grew up planning to be a medical physician, but was diagnosed with a sever hearing impediment when she was in college. She was forced to wear a hearing aid and decided to change her major to physical education and physical therapy. Frost taught at the University of Iowa Department of Physical Education in the 1930s. In 1942, she began attending medical school after having healed from surgery to repair her hearing loss. She graduated and became a pediatrician in Iowa City. An oral history of her life is available from the Iowa City Public Library's Tell Me Your Story. She died in 1998.


0.25 linear inches (Photographs included in Folder 1.)

Language of Materials



University of Iowa physical education instructor who overcame a hearing impairment to become one of the earliest practicing pediatricians in Iowa City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 722) were donated by Dorothy Rogers in 2005.

Emma Barton-Norris
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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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