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Joan Liffring-Zug photographs

Identifier: IWA0637

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.


  • 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.

Biographical / Historical

Joan Liffring-Zug has been an Iowa photographer since 1945. She studied photography, journalism and art at the University of Iowa. Liffring-Zug has 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.


2.50 linear inches


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.

Other Descriptive Information
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
319-335-5900 (Fax)