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Linda Coe Halsey papers

Identifier: IWA1229

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Scope and Contents

The Linda Coe Halsey papers date from 1929 to 2010 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The papers are arranged in two series: Personal and Community.

The Personal series (1959-1999) contains recipe books and obituaries from family members. It also has four scrapbooks made by Halsey in her youth, two of which include newspaper clippings of girls’ 6 on 6 basketball.

The Community series (1929-2010) includes work Halsey did with different organizations in Iowa. It is also made up of legal pads and a circular string of bobbins.


  • Creation: 1929 - 2010


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

Linda Coe Halsey was born on August 24, 1941, in Centerville, Iowa. Raised on a farm, Halsey grew up in rural Iowa. She attended Udell High School in the 1950s and would go on to train to become a registered nurse at the now closed Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Ottumwa, Iowa. After her training, Halsey became the first female nurse at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. She later worked as a school nurse in the Anamosa School District and an administrative assistant at Cornell College’s Chemistry Department. Linda Coe Halsey was also a mother to two children.


2.5 Linear Feet

4 items : 4 scrapbooks in Box 2

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Registered nurse, homemaker, and administrative assistant in Cornell College’s Chemistry Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1576) were donated by Anne Halsey in 2018 and subsequent years.

Linda Coe Halsey papers
Emma Barton-Norris, 2021.
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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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