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Ruth Bonfiglio papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0356

Scope and Contents

The Ruth Bonfiglio papers consist of a typescript of a speech given at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City in 1997 and a videotape of the talk. Both are entitled "Through the Years." In "Through the Years," Bonfiglio discussed the various ministers who have served in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City from 1957 to 1985, humorously describing the personalities and projects of each minister and the effect each had on the church congregation. She also discussed the politics of the Iowa City community, its need for social action, a bond issue for the county home, civil rights, open marriage, and the issue of women cooking for the Men's Club. The talk touched on significant social issues form the 1950s into the 1980s. A videocassette of the talk accompanies the script.


  • Creation: 1997


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

Ruth Bonfiglio was born on August 24, 1918. A long-time resident of Iowa City, Ruth Bonfiglio gave a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City on July 13, 1997 entitled 'Through the Years.' She died on February 22, 2008.


0.50 linear inches

1 videocassette [V165] boxes

Language of Materials



Member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 498) were donated by Ruth Bonfiglio in 1998.

Margaret Richardson, 2000.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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