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Cora Louise Scofield papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0779

Scope and Contents

The collection measures one-half linear inch and contains a diary written by Cora Scofield from 1881-1884. The diary contains observations on growing up in Iowa as well as descriptions of Scofield’s time at Vassar College. Also included in the collection are two 1912 letters written to Scofield from Kate Norgate.


  • Creation: 1881-1912


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Cora Louise Scofield was born in Washington, Iowa in 1870. She graduated from Vassar College and earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. Her book The Life and Reign of Edward the Fourth, King of England and France and Lord of Ireland was published in 1923.


.50 linear inches

Language of Materials



Iowa-born historian and author who attended Vassar College.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 168) were transferred from the University of Iowa Special Collections Department in 2000.

Laurel Rhame, 2015
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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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