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Des Moines (Iowa)

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

Found in 111 Collections and/or Records:

Louise Rosenfield Noun papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0035
Abstract Feminist and civil liberties activist from Des Moines, Iowa, who was also an art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.
Dates: 1926-2002

Lucia Thorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0894
Abstract Professional singer from Clinton, Iowa who was a featured vocalist on WHO Des Moines radio for fifteen years in the 1940s and 1950s.
Dates: 1943-1957

Margaret Atherton Bonney papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0313
Abstract Bonney's research files include Iowa suffragist Mary Jane Coggeshall, scientist Mary Louise Putnam, physician Jennie McCowen, and pioneer evangelist and minister, Abner Kneeland
Dates: 1810-1992

Margaret McCollum papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0143
Abstract Des Moines resident who was a leader in women's organizations including American Mother's Inc., PTA and AAUW.
Dates: 1942-2008

Marguerite Cothorn papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0402
Abstract Social worker and political activist, who served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission from 1983 to 1984.
Dates: 1986-1994

Marlene Booth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0447
Abstract Jewish independent filmmaker raised in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dates: 1951- 2009

Mary Ankeny Hunter memoir

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0097
Abstract Secretary, vice-president, and then president of the Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission in the 1920s and 1930s. Hunter was a peace activist, prohibitionist, and Red Cross worker during World War I.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1940

Mary Brubaker papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0590
Abstract Des Moines television reporter and producer. The papers include materials about Brubaker's grandmother who worked for the Des Moines Police Department in the 1920s and 1930s.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1999

Mary Elizabeth Wood papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0262
Abstract Social worker and the first African American woman in the United States to be named executive director of a greater metropolitan YWCA.
Dates: 1920-1998

Mary Grefe papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0186
Abstract Educator, social activist, politician and businesswoman who was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1980.
Dates: 1943-1997; 1979-1988

Mary Jane Odell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0056
Abstract Television journalist and politician who served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1980 to 1986.
Dates: 1936-2002

Mary Louise Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0027
Abstract First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.
Dates: 1925-1997

Maude Esther White papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0196
Abstract Founder of the Des Moines Tutoring Center, and Iowa's first Affirmative Action administrator from 1973 to 1978.
Dates: 1957-1996

Molly Bolin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0362
Abstract Professional basketball player from Moravia, Iowa who played for Iowa Cornets from 1978 to 1981 and for San Francisco and Columbus Ohio teams until 1984.
Dates: 1972-1997

National Association of Women in Construction, Des Moines Chapter scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0644
Abstract Organization to provide a forum for women in the construction industry to meet and exchange ideas.

Arrangement One scrapbook, shelved in Box 1, oversize.
Dates: 1961-1964

National Organization for Women, Des Moines Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0014
Abstract Feminist activist organization records.
Dates: 1971-1987

Neta Andrews papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0586
Scope and Contents The Neta Andrews papers date from 1919 to 1922 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers primarily provide information regarding her nursing career. The correspondence consists of her acceptance into the Red Cross and a pin that was sent with the letter of congratulations. The medical literature consists of two instructional booklets about pregnancy and effective delivery practices, and an Army hospital newsletter, The Caduceus. A photograph album that apparently...
Dates: 1919-1922

New World Collective Records

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0664
Abstract A Des Moines collective which existed between 1972 and 1980. Members lived communally and participated in a variety of progressive actions.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1980

Noble Photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0031
Abstract Postcards and photographs of Iowa includes the work of professional women photographers in Iowa.
Dates: 1870-1979; 1900-1920

Oral Histories of Iowa Policewomen

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0046
Abstract 15 interviews and associated materials document the entry of women into Iowa's law enforcement agencies.
Dates: 1968-2005