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Gunderson, Helen, 1945-



  • Existence: 1945-


Independent photographer, video producer, and regional historian Helen D. Gunderson, a fourth generation Iowan, was born in 1945 to Marion Abbott Gunderson and Deane Gunderson; she was raised with her five siblings on a farm in northwest Iowa near the town of Rolfe. Gunderson earned a BA in physical education at Iowa State University in 1967, an MA in Instructional Media Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1975, and a Master of Divinity Degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1985. Gunderson returned to Iowa in 1993 and took up residence in Gilbert, Iowa, where she started Gunder-friend Productions and served on the city council from 2000 to 2002. Gunderson's photographs, videos, and books interpret the history, culture, and heritage of rural Iowa.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Gunderson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0286

Papers include photographs of 1995 suffrage parade and Iowa ERA rallies.


Two folders, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V339] shelved in videocassette collection.

Dates: 1994-2004

Marjorie Mason papers

Identifier: IWA0376

Teacher, newspaper columnist and poet from Sioux City, Iowa.

Dates: 1960-1995

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2001-2010 1
20th century 1
Christian women 1
Depressions -- 1929 1