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Des Moines (Iowa)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf: Library Of Congress Name Authority File

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0365
Abstract The first African American woman pharmacist licensed in Iowa and presidential appointee to the United States Foreign Service in the 1950s.
Dates: 1905-1996

Harold E. Hughes Gubernatorial Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0385
Abstract Governor and U.S. Senator from Iowa. Gubernatorial and senatorial office files relating to his political career.
Dates: 1962-1975

Helen Gunderson papers

 Collection — Folder 1: Series 1
Identifier: IWA0286
Abstract Papers include photographs of 1995 suffrage parade and Iowa ERA rallies.

Arrangement Two folders, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V339] shelved in videocassette collection.
Dates: 1994-2004

Icey Lenora Teel Harling papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0238
Abstract Lecturer, author and playwright who ran the Teel School of Expression in Davenport, 1918-1934 and was later a writer and editor for the Durant News.
Dates: 1902-1973; 1920-1960

Iola Vander Wilt papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0441
Abstract Farmwoman and past Queen of Flying Farmers of Iowa who encouraged farm wives and teens to learn to fly.
Dates: 1963-1973

Jay N. Darling Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0170
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, articles, leaflets, clippings, scrapbooks and a sketchbook, mostly dealing with politics, conservation, or family affairs, assembled by newspaper cartoonist Ding Darling of The Des Moines Register. There are also some 6,000 original pen-and-ink cartoons drawn by Darling.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1897-1962

Jean Berry papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0297
Abstract Des Moines-based artist.
Dates: 1989-2000

Jennifer Riggs Cosson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0431
Abstract A known suffragist who was active in community and political circles in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dates: 1890-1943

Jo Ann Zimmerman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0351
Abstract Elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1982 and in 1986, she became the first woman Lieutenant Governor of Iowa.
Dates: 1958-1995

Joan Vander Naald Egenes papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0332
Abstract Des Moines-born clubwoman, community leader, businesswoman, and Republican Party activist.
Dates: 1966-1997

John Anson Nash Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0223
Abstract Baptist clergyman and founder of Des Moines University. Church documents, correspondence, school bonds and contracts, etc.
Dates: 1845-1888

John MacVicar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: msc0051
Abstract Record of expenditures for a farm located on Muscatine Island.
Dates: 1881-1952

Josie Thurston papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0514
Abstract Journalist who worked for the Des Moines Register between 1947 and 1957 and was later a freelance writer.
Dates: 1893-1990

Julie Litchfield Tallman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0285
Abstract High school and college student from Des Moines, Iowa, who was a talented golfer and musician.
Dates: 1955-1995; 1961-1963

June Parker Goldman papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0227
Abstract Japanese-American woman who was a member of the Know Your Neighbor panel in Des Moines in the 1960s.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1964

Katherine Stroud papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0420
Abstract Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.
Dates: 1940-2001; 1940-1977

Kathleen Wood Laurila papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0458
Abstract Iowa activist involved in the peace movement as well energy conservation and environmental protection coalitions.
Dates: 1956-1999

Katy Gammack papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0749
Abstract Multi-client lobbyist, co-publisher of "Money and Politics Iowa," and an advocate for women's rights.
Dates: 1976-2007

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0243
Abstract This non-partisan group studied and acted upon the many local issues including the following: the council-manager form of city government, home rule for local and county government, reapportionment of legislative districts of the Iowa General Assembly, desegregation and integration of Des Moines public schools, and the need for affordable housing in the community.
Dates: 1936-1995

Lillian Moore Scales papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0292
Abstract Estherville, Iowa-born homemaker and teacher who was active in literary, political, and religious groups in Des Moines.
Dates: 1938-1991