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Iowa Women in Natural Resources records

Identifier: IWA0222

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Scope and Contents

The Iowa Women in Natural Resources records date from 1987 to 2007 and measure 5 linear inches.  The records are arranged in six series: History, Conferences and programs, Directories and membership lists, Minutes, Newsletters and correspondence, and Publicity.

The History series (1987-1988 and undated) consists of a copy of the initial action strategies for IWINR compiled at the first state conference and drafts of the articles of incorporation used by IWINR to become an official state chapter of Women in Natural Resources. The Conferences and programs series (1987-2002 and undated) contains information and programs from each of IWINR's annual conferences from 1987 to 2002.  Included are videocassettes of selected programs presented at the conferences.  Also included is information about the community projects with which IWINR was involved, such as the "Outdoor Journey for Girls" and "Outdoors Women" projects.

The Directories and membership lists series (1988-1997 and undated) contains information about directories of women in science and engineering, water and wastewater treatment operators, and Midwest natural resource professionals, as well as membership and officer lists of IWNIR. 

The Minutes series (1988-2002 and undated) consists of minutes of board meetings and the Iowa Network for Women guidelines which was discussed at one of the executive board meetings.  This series also contains the treasurer's report, the IWINR accounts ledger, and the summary of checking accounts from 1988-1998.  Reports from several IWINR committees are also included.

The Newsletters and correspondence series (1988-2001 and undated) contains copies of the IWINR newsletter, IWINR News, from 1988 to 2001 and correspondence to and from the executive board.

The Publicity series (1988-1995 and undated) consists mostly of newspaper clippings about the certification of the chapter.  Information about job opportunities provided by IWINR and upcoming conferences is also included, along with a promotional flier for IWINR membership.  Also included in this series is a photograph of IWINR members at the 75th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Celebration.


  • Creation: 1987-2007


Conditions Governing Access

The records 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

Iowa Women in Natural Resources (IWINR) became an official chapter of the Women in Natural Resources organization in 1988. IWINR works to encourage women to enter careers in natural resources which in the past have been traditionally male-dominated fields. IWINR's primary goal is to promote communication among all persons in natural resources careers. IWINR members serve as a mentoring body and a networking and support system. IWINR also provides career enhancement training for all its members as well as the community every year at its state conference.


7.50 linear inches

6 videocassettes [V89-V95] boxes

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Iowa chapter of the national organization.

Method of Acquisition

The records were donated by Iowa Women in Natural Resources (donor no. 307) in 1995 and succeeding years.

Kristen Rassbach, 1996. Revised in 2001, 2002, 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
319-335-5900 (Fax)