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Gretchen Anton Coy papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0234

Scope and Contents

The Gretchen Anton Coy papers date from 1943 to 1995 and contain 7 items. The papers consist chiefly of photocopies of selected issues of The Cadetter, a newsletter published by engineering cadets of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Also included are a brochure entitled "The Artistry of Gretchen Greta Coy" and two newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1943-1995


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

Gretchen Eulah Anton Coy was a participant in the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Program during World War II. The Curtiss-Wright Program trained college women in aeronautical engineering to replace men who were serving in World War II. Coy enrolled in the program at Iowa State University and was transferred to the University of Texas for her training. She subsequently worked at the company's plant in St. Louis, Missouri. She later resided in Okoboji, Iowa, where she worked as an artist and teacher at the Lakes Art Center. Gretchen Coy died January 22, 2020 at the age of 97.


0.25 linear inches

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Artist and teacher in Okoboji, Iowa, who participated in the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Program during World War II.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 321) were donated by Gretchen Anton Coy in 1995.

Related Publications

Rosemary Sackett Bozer Bunny comes to Lake Okoboji (1995). Coy illustrated this book, which is housed in the Iowa Women's Archives printed works collection. Call number: PS3569.A229 B6 1995

Kristen Rassbach, 1997. [CoyGretchen.doc]
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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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