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Catharine King Herr papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0172

Scope and Contents

The excerpts from the diary of Catharine King Herr were transcribed by her son, King Herr. They include 1976 and 1978 entries covering daily activities, family history and social interactions on the farm. Photocopies of photographs of two corn cribs, the farmstead, Catharine Herr's parents and additional information are located at the end of the transcript. An alphabetical index of the individuals mentioned in the transcript has been included with the diary excerpts.


  • Creation: 1976-1978


Conditions Governing Access

The diary excerpts and index 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

Catharine King Herr, born in 1885 in Cedar City, Iowa, was a farm wife all of her life. She married Herbert Neal Herr in 1906 and raised her family in the house she inherited from her grandfather. She kept a diary for thirty-three years, from 1945 until her death in 1978.


0.25 linear inches

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Farm wife who kept a diary from 1945 until her death in 1978.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The transcript (donor no. 249) was donated by King Herr in 1994.

Randel W. Lackore, 1996.
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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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