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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Sue M. Reed papers date from 1934 to 1996 and measure 5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in four series: Biographical, Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Iowa Council of Republican Women, and Newsletters.

The Biographical series (1954-1972 and undated) consists of a resume and newspaper clippings which highlight Reed's career, including her appointment by Governor Robert Ray to a term on the Medical Assistance Advisory Council.

The Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission series (1977) is composed of an album documenting the creation of the Iowa First Ladies Dolls in Inaugural Gowns collection, an idea suggested by Mrs. Robert D. Ray as her state Bicentennial Project. Included are brief biographies of each of the First Ladies and miscellaneous photographs. The project was financed by a federal grant from the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and a matching grant from the Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

The Iowa Council of Republican Women series (1934-1996) primarily consists of agendas and papers which Reed presented during her term as president from 1963 to 1964. Included are two different essays she delivered on the importance of membership.

Included are letters Reed received or wrote while holding various offices in the Iowa Council of Republican Women and yearbooks of the Council (which underwent a name change in 1968 to become the Iowa Federation of Republican Women) which include officer and committee rosters, bylaws, and other information. The correspondence documents how Reed's active involvement encouraged other women to participate in civic and political affairs at every level of government. Attached is a list of the correspondents, in alphabetical order.

The Newsletters series (1962-1971) consists of Republican newsletters to which Reed contributed articles or in which she was mentioned.


  • Creation: 1934-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


From the Collection: 5.00 linear inches

From the Collection: Photographs in Box 1. boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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