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Marilyn Nesper Hewlett Papers

Identifier: RG02.0009.013

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Scope and Contents

The Papers of Marilyn Nesper Hewlett include her course notes while she was an undergraduate majoring in speech between 1942 and 1945 and from some of her graduate work during 1946 and 1947. She received her B.A. in Speech and Dramatic Art in 1945 and her M.A. in 1947, both from the State University of Iowa. Of particular interest are her notes as a participant in Speaking for Victory, Iowa's wartime student speaking program. The 1945 Hawkeye yearbook described this program as an opportunity for students to speak about war-related topics such as financing the war, rationing, and post-war international organizations.


  • Creation: 1942-1946


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Marilyn Eloise Nesper Hewlett was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 10, 1923. She received her B.A. in Speech and Dramatic Art at the State University of Iowa in 1945 and her M.A. in 1947. After receiving her master's degree, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, to teach at Pestalozzi-Froebel Teachers College and the University of Illinois. In 1946 she married Richard G. Hewlett, also of Toledo, Ohio. Marilyn Nesper Hewlett died May 28, 2005, in Bethesda, Maryland.


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University of Iowa student, 1942-1947. Received B.A. with major in Speech and Dramatic Art in 1945, and M.A. in 1947. Course notes and papers.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were donated to the University Archives by Marilyn Nesper Hewlett in July 1997. Finding aid created in November 2008.

Related Materials

Folder, "Hewlett, Marilyn Nesper," Alumni and Former Students Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.001)

Hewlett, Marilyn Nesper. "An Analysis of Theories of Speech Arrangement as Developed by Selected Ancient Rhetoricians." Master's thesis, State University of Iowa, 1947.

Papers of Walter F. Loehwing (RG99.0034)

Denise Anderson, 2008
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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