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Frances Barnes Ingram papers

Identifier: IWA0624

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Scope and Contents

The Frances Barnes Ingram papers date from 1898 to 1996 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers consist of an obituary, a memorial service program, and a birthday book. The birthday book contains the birth dates and wedding anniversaries of Ingram's friends and family, as well as photographs and some inserts. Most of the photographs are undated. Before she died, Ingram gave the birthday book to her friend Katherine Mull Falvey, saying "I can't burn it and I won't let anybody else do it." Most of the entries in the book have been written by Ingram, though Falvey later updated her own birth date entry after she married Ralph Zastrow. She also added a picture of Ingram's grandsons, John and Paul Ingram.


  • Creation: 1898-1996


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

Frances Barnes Ingram was born in 1879 to A.R. and Frances Sales Barnes of Albia, Iowa. Her father started the Monroe County newspaper before the Civil War. Frances Barnes married Foster Corydon Ingram in 1901. The couple lived in Albia, Iowa, and together they had two sons, Robert and Foster, and a daughter, Frances. Foster Ingram died in 1933. Frances Ingram was a member of the Methodist Church in Albia and the P.E.O. Sisterhood, as well as a charter member of the Albia Woman's Club. She died in 1950 after a long illness.


2.50 linear inches

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Monroe County, Iowa native.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 106) were donated by Katherine Zastrow in 1996.

Related Materials

Katherine Falvey Zastrow papers (IWA): Friend of Frances Barnes Ingram

Elizabeth Engel, 2006.
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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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