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Identifier: Sub- 8

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Virginia Shrauger Jones papers date from 1937 to 2010 and measure 12.3 linear feet. The papers consist mainly of correspondence and are divided into the following series: Biographical, Journals, Strong Women Four Generations, Correspondence, and Photographs.The Biographical series includes legal deeds, mortgages, wills, and other legal documents. The Music subseries contains posters, photographs, and memorabilia concerning Joe Allen and Virginia Jones' vocal studies with Leonore Evans Lais. The West Virginia Flood subseries contains legal records, documents, and newspaper clippings concerning the 1985 flood that destroyed their home. This series includes Jones' Marine Corps memoir, an essay about her experience in the United States Marine Corps. She spent three years there and retired with Captain's bars on her uniform. The Journals series consists of Virginia Shrauger Jones's daily journals, travel logs, and dream journals. Some are bound. The Strong Women, Four Generations series contains research notes and other material concerning Jones's writing and publication of Strong Women, Four Generations: 1858-1982, a historical account of the women in her family. Also included are her mother Cornelia P. Shrauger's stories that were not included in the book. The Correspondence series (1937-2010) consists of correspondence between Virginia Jones and her relatives and friends. A few of the folders include biographical material about the correspondents. Included are letters of The Round Robins, a group of friends Virginia Shrauger met in college who lived with her in the co-op in Eastlawn at the University of Iowa. Some of the original Round Robins were Charlotte Wurl, Kay Tennes, Dorothy Schlichter, Jeanne Bellefeuille, and Lorena Davis. The Cornelia Shrauger Day miscellaneous folder contains some autobiographical writings and a will, as well as information from family and doctors about her and her husband's condition in the late 1990s. The Photographs Series contains photographs of Virginia Jones, her friends and relatives. The photo album consists of memorabilia items from her time in high school and college, 1934-1939. It includes pamphlets, awards, and event stubs from organizations such as Quill and Scroll, Atlantic High School, the State University of Iowa, and Dolphins Follies.


  • Creation: 1829-2010


Conditions Governing Access

During the donor's lifetime, permission to publish from these papers or to quote from the papers for publication must be obtained from the donor, Virginia S. Jones.


From the Collection: 12.30 Linear Feet

From the Collection: Photographs located in boxes 31 and 32. boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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