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Roberta Pendleton papers

Identifier: IWA0341

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Scope and Contents

The Roberta Pendleton papers date from 1943 to 1996 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in two series: United States Navy Reserve and Club memberships.

The United States Navy Reserve series (1943-1944) contains a newspaper clipping, photocopies of five issues of the NYWASH Communication Bulletin, and one letter from Naval Headquarters.

The Club memberships series (1957-1996) contains a program from the tenth anniversary luncheon of the Kappa Delta Alumni Association, twelve yearbooks with membership rosters from the Sioux City Boat Club/Elmwood Golf Course, and the 1996 membership roster from the Dakota Dunes Country Club in South Dakota.


  • Creation: 1943-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Roberta M. (Stock) Pendleton was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) in Ames where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. In 1947 Pendleton helped form and was president of the Kappa Delta Alumni Association. After graduating with a BS in art, she moved to Chicago, where she worked as a home lighting expert at a large utility company.

When World War II began she joined the United States Navy Reserve. She completed her training to become a WAVE (a female navy officer in communications at Northhampton) and in 1943 was an Ensign stationed at Navy Yard,Washington. There she worked in communications and served as the Art Editor for the NYWASH monthly bulletin. In 1944 Pendleton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade.

After the war, she returned to Sioux City where she met and married Donald Pendleton. Roberta Pendleton was active in various civic andsocial activities in Sioux City, ranging from the Emerson Study Club to the Sioux City Boat Club.


2.50 linear inches

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Sioux City, Iowa resident who was a WAVE during World War II.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 469) were donated by Roberta Pendleton in 1997.

Related Materials

Emerson Study Club (Sioux City) records (IWA): Pendleton was a member of this organization.

Courtney P. Davids, 1998.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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