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Carrie Stanley Papers

Identifier: RG99.0074

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence of Carrie Ellen Stanley, dated 1901 to 1944, primarily 1912, 1913, and 1943. These papers are not arranged. Correspondents include James J. Trickey (1888-1913), and Carrie Stanley's relatives. Subjects include public schools of Boise, Idaho and Idaho irrigation farming.


  • Creation: 1901 - 1944


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Carrie Ellen Stanley was born January 1, 1886, in Toledo, Kansas. She grew up in Corning, Iowa. She earned her B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1912, and took her M.A. in 1915. Ms. Stanley taught high school English in Lamoni and Marshalltown within Iowa, as well as Boise, Idaho, after graduation.

Stanley joined the faculty of the State University of Iowa English Department in September 1920 as instructor. She was promoted to associate professor during her career. Stanley taught composition, and established a writing laboratory in 1934 to provide additional aid to students who were struggling with that subject. Professor Stanley's laboratory methods were copied at writing labs nationwide. After retiring from the University in 1954, she taught at schools in Lone Tree, Iowa, until May 1962. Carrie Stanley died June 18, 1962. A women's dormitory constructed in 1966 was named after her.


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Language of Materials



University of Iowa professor of English,1920-1954. Correspondence.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were donated to the University Archives by Jerry Murphy in 1978.

Related Materials

Folder, "Stanley, Carrie E.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Stanley, Carrie Ellen. "The Tenth Century English Renaissance." Master's thesis, The University of Iowa, 1915.

Stanley, Carrie Ellen. A Guide for Freshman College English, With Freshmen Themes. New York: Century, 1926.

Records of the Dept. of English (RG06.0012.001)

Genre / Form



Denise Anderson, August 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242