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T. F. Poduska papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0672

Scope and Contents

The T.F. Poduska papers date from 1973 to 1993 and measure .25 linear inches. The papers consist primarily of clippings about Poduska's career. Several of the articles include pictures ofher work. Also included are a curriculum vita listing many of the shows in which Poduska's paintings have been featured and a program from the 1977 Colorado Governor's Awards.


  • Creation: 1973-1993


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.

Biographical / Historical

T.F. Poduska, a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, attended the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), where she earned a bachelor's degree in art education. She taught for a year as an art supervisor but after marrying Robert Poduska, moved with him to Denver. A painter, Poduska works primarily with water-media. Although generally abstract, her paintings often reflect images of nature. Poduska has exhibited work nationally and has received many awards, including the 1977 Colorado Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities. An active advocate for the arts, she has served as a regional representative for the Artists' Equity Association and as a trustee for the Denver Art Museum, and is a founding member of the Greater Denver Council for the Arts and Humanities.


0.25 linear inches

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T. F. Poduska was a painter and advocate for the arts.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 178) were donated in 1993 by T.F. Poduska.

Related Materials

Rosemary Tharp papers (IWA): Rosemary Tharp was T.F. Poduska's sister. Her papers include a photocopied family history which contains a few drawings by Poduskaas well as family photographs.

Marnie Schroer, 1995.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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