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Joan Liffring-Zug photographs

Identifier: IWA0637

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Scope and Contents

The Joan Liffring-Zug photographs date from 1950 to 1985 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The photographs are arranged in 3 series: Men, Women, and Miscellaneous.  Many of these photographs were published in Liffring-Zug's books, Men: 1950-1985 and Women: 1957-1975; these books are shelved with the printed works collection.


  • Creation: 1950-1985


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been retained by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

However, copyright status for some collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge the Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Joan Liffring-Zug began her career as an Iowa photographer in 1945. She studied photography, journalism and art at the University of Iowa. Liffring-Zug published many regional and national photographic books. She was inducted into the Iowa Woman's Hall of Fame in 1996. After her marriage to Dwayne Bourret, 1996, she uses the name Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret.Liffring-Zug Bourret died in Solon, Iowa in 2022.


2.50 linear inches

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Iowa photographer and publisher of many regional and national photographic books.

Method of Acquisition

The photographs were donated by Joan Liffring-Zug (donor no. 290) in 1995.

Related Materials

The State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, holds the primary collection of Liffring-Zug's photographs. The original prints held by the Iowa Women's Archives duplicate those held by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Kristen Rassbach, 1996.
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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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