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Caroline Ingels papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0716

Scope and Contents

The Caroline Ingels papers consist of a year by year account of Ingels' volunteer activities, a biographical sketch of her husband and children, a 1985 photograph of Caroline Ingels, and several newspaper articles about her. A tribute to her mother, Mrs. Lois Wallace, is also included.


  • Creation: 1937-1999


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

Caroline Wallace was born near Williamsburg, Iowa, in 1914. Her mother, Mrs. Lois Howes Wallace, had been orphaned while young and raised by an aunt in Illinois. While in Illinois, Lois Wallace attended Illinois University for two years. On her return to Iowa County, Iowa, she taught for two years before marrying and held leadership positions in volunteer organizations. Caroline Wallace was the oldest of eight children but because of the Depression, she was the only daughter that went to college, graduating from Iowa State University in 1935.

After graduation, she married a fellow graduate, John Ingels, and accompanied him to various counties in Iowa where he worked as an extension agent. They chose to return to farming, settling in Fayette County, where they raised three children. Caroline Ingels was an active volunteer, beginning as a 4-H leader before her children were born, and continuing throughout her life. She held leadership positions in many organizations, most notably serving as the first woman moderator of the Northeast Iowa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church and as a state and national president of the Master Farm Homemaker's Guild.


1.00 linear inch

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Farm woman and volunteer from Fayette County, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 619) were donated by Caroline Ingels in 1999.

Doris Malkmus, 1999.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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