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Selma Leckness Elliott Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1057

Scope and Contents

The Selma Leckness Elliott papers date from 2002 and measure .25 linear inches. They are housed in the SCVF. The papers consist of a 116-page memoir interspersed with photographs titled "Glimpses of Selma Leckness Elliott: An Autobiography."


  • Existence: 2002


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

Selma Leckness Elliott was born near Garden City, Iowa in 1902. She comes from a long line of Norwegian Iowans. She grew up on a farm and attended school in rural Iowa. She died in 1990.


.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



North Central Iowa woman who worked as a teacher before marrying and raising a family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 923) were donated by Elaine Varland in 2004.

Genre / Form

Emma Barton-Norris
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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