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Clara Keran Zach papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1106

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Clara Keran Zach’s small address book and diary from the summer of 1917.


  • Creation: 1017


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.

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Biographical / Historical

Clara Keran was born to Lee and Amy Keran April 14, 1900, in Missouri. She died January 5, 1998. She had a sister, Ruth Keran Ricketts, and three brothers, Claude (her twin), Lloyd, and Pierre Keran. She moved with her parents as a child to Percival, IA, where she attended grade school, and then attended high school at Hamburg. After graduation, she taught at High Creek School east of Hamburg, before marrying Gilbert Zach in 1919. They had two children, Robert and Leon Zach. Clara Keran Zach was a charter member of the Sidney American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128, and also was a member of the Sunshine Circle Club, Merry Mixers Club, and the World War I Auxiliary.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



The collection consists of Clara Keran Zach’s small address book and diary from the summer of 1917.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 227) were donated by Jean Ricketts Schobert in 1999.

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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)