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Walling Family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0124

Scope and Contents

The Walling Family Letters date from 1919 to 1935. The collection consists of one volume of transcribed correspondence between Mary Knight Walling and her daughter Ivyl Walling Welton. A small number of letters by other family members is included. Ivyl Walling attended Grinnell College, majoring in music. She married Dale Welton June 25, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and established a home in that community. Ivyl Welton and her mother, Mary K. Walling, began writing these letters following Ivyl's move to Oklahoma.

The letters were compiled by Mary E. Walling Hamilton, younger sister of Ivyl Walling Welton. In an addendum Hamiltong ives biographical sketches of fifty people mentioned in the letters. This provides helpful context to the collection.


  • Creation: 1919-1991


Conditions Governing Access

The letters are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Biographical / Historical

Mary E. Knight, daughter of Immer Needham Knight and Sarah James Knight, was born December 13, 1869. She married Charles S. Walling June 28, 1893 and lived In Oskaloosa, Iowa where Charles Walling was manager and part owner of the Oskaloosa Daily Herald. The Wallings had two daughters, Ivyl, born in 1894, and Mary, born in 1911. Mary Knight Walling died July 15, 1935.


1.00 linear inches

Language of Materials



Oskaloosa family whose daughter Ivyl Walling Welton graduated from Grinnell College and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Method of Acquisition

The letters (donor no. 188) were donated by Mary Hamilton in 1993.

Genre / Form





Kristen Rassbach, 1997;  Margaret Richardson, 1998; Robert Jett, 1998.
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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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