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Municipal government

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Subject Source: Lcsh: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection

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Identifier: IWA1347
Scope and Contents The Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection consists of the recording and transcript of one oral history interview conducted with Wichtendahl by Kate Orazem in 2023. The collection also contains a business card and a button representing Wichtendahl's campaign promotional materials.In her oral history interview, Wichtendahl discusses the development of her political beliefs, campaigns, and her experiences as a city councilor for Hiawatha, Iowa. Municipal topics covered in the interview include the passage of a higher minimum wage for Linn County in 2017, zoning and housing development, and strategies Wichtendahl used to lower property taxes while maintaining service levels in her community. Wichtendahl also narrates her personal biography, including reflections on growing up trans in an Iowa Christian family, memories of political awakening, her coming-out process, her divorce, and parenthood. She provides her analysis of anti-trans legislation in Iowa in the 2020s and...
Dates: 2023

Audio recording, October 31, 2019

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Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Deborah Berry about her experiences as an African-American woman in the Iowa legislature, male attitudes toward women in politics, and advice for other women running for office.

Dates: October 31, 2019

Audio recording, August 19, 2020

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Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Janet Adams about her legislative service, male attitudes toward women in politics, and advice for other women running for office.

Dates: August 19, 2020

Audio recording, September 16, 2019

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Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Elaine Baxter about her service as a legislator and secretary of state, male attitudes toward women in politics, and the strengths women bring to political office.

Dates: September 16, 2019

Elaine Szymoniak papers

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Identifier: IWA0166
Abstract

Iowa State senator, Des Moines City Council member, and hearing and speech consultant.

Dates: 1974-2004

Katherine Stroud papers

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Identifier: IWA0420
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Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.

Dates: 1940-2001

League of Iowa Municipalities Papers

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Identifier: MsC0248
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Annual convention proceedings, 1946-1961.

Dates: 1946 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1960-1979

League of Women Voters, Sioux City records

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Identifier: IWA0229
Scope and Contents The League of Women Voters of Sioux City records date from 1978 to 1993 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings from the Sioux City Journal and the Des Moines Register chronicling local debates in the late 1970s about Sioux City's urban renewal and city government structure. Clippings on how other Iowa cities were handling these issues in their communities are included. The home rule charter folder includes the proposal submitted by the Sioux City Charter Commission to the mayor and city council, which called for re-structuring the city's government; among other things, the new charter would have given more power to the mayor. The proposed charter was hotly debated for several months and defeated in a narrow vote; the League opposed the charter. The urban renewal newspaper clippings describe conflicts over how to maintain a vital business sector, and an investigation into charges that a developer had misused...
Dates: 1978-1993

Loren L. Hickerson Papers

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Identifier: MsC0464
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Director of Alumni Programs and Director of Community Relations for the University of Iowa and mayor of Iowa City. Subject files, correspondence, speeches, etc.

Dates: 1940-1983; Majority of material found within 1960-1979

Margaret McCollum papers

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Identifier: IWA0143
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Des Moines resident who was a leader in women's organizations including American Mother's Inc., PTA and AAUW.

Dates: 1942-2008

Myrtilla F. Levin papers

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Identifier: IWA0032
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Active in the Republican Party, mayor of Newton, Iowa, and executive director of Iowa Business Council.

Dates: 1971-2010

Naomi Novick papers

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Identifier: IWA0667
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Iowa City city councilor from 1990 to 1997. Chosen twice to serve as mayor.

Dates: 1922-2016

Thelma B. Lewis papers

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Identifier: IWA0022
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Iowa City mayor in 1961; served on the city council from 1958 to 1963.

Dates: 1947-1967

Transcript, October 31, 2019

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Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Deborah Berry about her experiences as an African-American woman in the Iowa legislature, male attitudes toward women in politics, and advice for other women running for office.

Dates: October 31, 2019

Transcript, September 30, 2022

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Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Sue Cahill about her legislative experience, perspective on the Iowa education system, and views on how gender impacts political representation.

Dates: September 30, 2022

Transcript, August 19, 2020

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Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Janet Adams about her legislative service, male attitudes toward women in politics, and advice for other women running for office.

Dates: August 19, 2020

Transcript, September 16, 2019

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Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Elaine Baxter about her legislative service, time as Iowa's secretary of state, and advice for other women running for office.

Dates: September 16, 2019