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Teaford, Jane (1935-)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1935-

Biography

Jane Teaford was born on a farm near Hunter, Kansas in 1935. After graduating from Kansas State University, she worked briefly as a county extension agent before she and her husband William moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa. In 1984, Teaford ran for the Iowa House as a Democrat and won, representing District 24 (parts of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area) from 1985-1993.

As a former legislator herself, Teaford was recruited to interview several other women who had served at the statehosue for the Hard Won, Not Done oral history of Iowa Women legislators (IWA 1278). That project was organized by board members of 50/50 in 2020, a group dedicated to equalizing gender representation in elected offices in Iowa.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

A Political Dialogue: Iowa's Women Legislators oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0089
Abstract

Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.

Dates: 1988-1993

Audio recording, October 31, 2019

 Item
Scope and Contents

Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Doris Kelley about her legislative service, including work on municipal severance agreements and utilities, the merits of split government, and the role of gender in politics.

Dates: October 31, 2019

Audio recording, October 31, 2019

 Item
Scope and Contents

Audio recording of an interview with Iowa state legislator Jane Teaford about her legislative service, the women's caucus in the Iowa legislature, and the role of gender in politics.

Dates: October 31, 2019

Iowa Women's Political Caucus records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0019
Abstract

Organization to promote the advancement of women in politics.

Dates: 1972-1999

Jane Teaford papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1362
Abstract

Women’s rights activist, League of Women Voters of Iowa president, and Iowa legislator.

Dates: 1969-2017

League of Women Voters, Iowa records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0020
Abstract State-level branch of the national non-partisan League of Women Voters which seeks to promote political responsibility through educating and informing the public on selected governmental issues and promoting action on those issues. Arrangement 1971 Accession, 1917 to 1991 (boxes 1-61) Local leagues, 1939-1970 (boxes 1-5,19-32) Administrative, 1920-1968 (boxes 6-16) National, 1934-1966 (boxes 16-17) Iowa Voter, 1943-2001 (box 18) Topical, 1938-1972 (boxes 32-42, 45-58, 60-61) Histories, 1917-1969 (boxes 42-44, 59) Voter service, 1947-1966 (box 44) 1975 Accession, 1938-1973 (boxes 62-92) Local leagues, 1968-1971 (boxes 62-67) Administrative, 1940-1973 (boxes 67-79) Topical, 1938-1971 (boxes 79-83, 84-91) Voter service, 1948-1969 (boxes 83-84) 1981 Accession Local leagues, 1928-1979 (boxes 93-100) 1984 Accession, 1955-1980 (boxes 100-107) Topical, 1955-1980 (boxes...
Dates: 1917-2001

Transcript, October 31, 2019

 Item
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Doris Kelley about her legislative service, including work on municipal severance agreements and utilities, the merits of split government, and the role of gender in politics.

Dates: October 31, 2019

Transcript, October 31, 2019

 Item
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Jane Teaford about her legislative service, the women's caucus in the Iowa legislature, and the role of gender in politics.

Dates: October 31, 2019

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Archival Object 6
Collection 4
 
Subject
Legislators 7
Women politicians--Iowa 6
Black Hawk County (Iowa) 4
Democratic Party (Iowa) 4
Waterloo (Iowa) 4