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John Irwin papers

Identifier: IWA1288

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Scope and Contents

The John Irwin papers date from 1965 to 2018 and measure 5 linear inches in 1 box. The papers are arranged in one series. Most of the collection is writings about his time growing up in rural Iowa, the Highschool 6 on 6 basketball team, and his high school teacher Mildred Barnum.


  • Creation: 1964 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor.

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Biographical / Historical

John Irwin was raised in the small western Iowa town of Onawa. His High School, West Monona, won the Iowa Girls’ Basketball State Championship in 1964. He recalled the sensational effect the game had on not only his fellow students, but the whole town.


5 linear inches

Language of Materials



Onawa, Iowa man whose High School girls 6 on 6 basketball team won the State Championship in 1964.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1554) were donated by John Irwin in 2018.

John Irwin papers
Emma Barton-Norris, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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