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Vern Berry papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0354

Scope and Contents

The Vern Berry Papers measure one linear inch and date from 1980-1998. They consist of published magazine articles, biographical newspaper clippings, poetry, and correspondence. The book 'Roots and Recipes' is shelved in the Iowa Women's Archives printed works collection (call number TX715. B4888 1995).


  • Creation: 1980-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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Biographical / Historical

Vern Berry grew up in Davenport, Iowa. She married Rex Berry, and the couple raised two daughters. Widowed at the age of 70, she became a writer. Without any training but the aid of a writers' group, she became a newspaper columnist, published several magazine articles and a book of poetry, and co-authored a book with Connie Heckert entitled 'Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.' In this book she tells stories of six generations in her family and includes recipes reaching back to the 1700s. Berry is a member of the Quad Cities Pen Women.


1.00 linear inch

Language of Materials



Newspaper columnist who co-authored a book entitled, ?Roots and Recipes: Six Generations of Heartland Cookery.?


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 498) were donated by Vern Berry in 1998.

Margaret Richardson, 2000
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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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