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Catherine Lewis papers

Identifier: IWA0217

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Scope and Contents

The Catherine Lewis papers date from 1995 and measure 2 linear inches and nine audiocassettes. They include field reports and demographic information on the people Lewis interviewed, as well as eleven interviews on audiocassette tape. The taped interviews are with softball players, a rural women's chorus leader, and members of a quilters' guild.


  • Creation: 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Users of the collection must review restrictions on use of interviews related to women's softball.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been retained by the donor.

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Biographical / Historical

During the summer of 1995 Catherine Lewis, an American Studies graduate student at the University of Iowa, completed an oral history project for the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife and the Iowa Festival of Iowa Folklife for the Sesquicentennial celebration in 1996. She interviewed members of women's softball teams, quilters, 4-H members, hand spinners, and a chain-saw artist about how their art or sport related to their life, and community, in Iowa.


2.00 linear inches

9 Cassettes (9 audiocassettes [AC344-AC352].)

Language of Materials



Interviews and field reports prepared by Lewis for the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklore.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 301) were donated by Catherine Lewis in 1995.

Related Materials

Beverly Everett papers (IWA).


Rachel Bohlmann, 1996.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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