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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcsh: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Anson R. Butler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0001
Abstract Civil War soldier and mayor of DeWitt, Iowa. Letters written to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.

Arlene Morris papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0276
Abstract Clinical psychologist and University of Iowa alumna who was a member of the Des Moines Know Your Neighbor panel.

Ben F. Jensen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0147
Abstract U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, subject files, legislative records, and speeches relating to his career in the Congress.

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.

Cecile Cooper papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0006
Abstract Civil rights worker in Davenport.

FBI Investigation of the Lemuel A. Penn Murder Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0507
Abstract Obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act in 1999, these papers document the FBI's investigation into the murder of Lemuel A. Penn. Ku Klux Klan members who murdered him were the first persons convicted under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Frances Hawthorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0473
Abstract Des Moines educator whose materials include You Can't Go Back to Buxton and African Americans in Iowa: a Chronicle of Contributions, 1830-1992.

Geneva Southall papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0380
Abstract Professor Emeritus of Afro-American Studies and Music at the University of Minnesota; University of Iowa alumna.

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

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Identifier: IWA0365
Abstract The first African American woman pharmacist licensed in Iowa and presidential appointee to the United States Foreign Service in the 1950s.

Harry Harper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0365
Abstract Physician and civil rights leader in Fort Madison, IA. Correspondence, speeches, biographical and autobiographical materials, and subject files document both his career and his Civil Rights activism.