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Wilda Middlebrook papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1066

Scope and Contents

The Wilda Middlebrook papers date from 1994 to 1995 and measure 0.25 linear inches. The papers consists of poems and other short stories written by Middlebrook along with a photo of her. Also, a copy of her memoir "My Cup was Half Full."


  • Creation: 1994-1995


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Biographical / Historical

Wilda Middlebrook was born on April 17, 1923 in her family home in Fremont Township, Winnishiek County, Iowa. Middlebrook began her long educational career as an elementary student at the one-room, eight-grade Fremont 4 country school near her parents’ home. After graduating from high school in Cresco, she earned her teacher’s certificate and taught at Fremont 4, where her pupils included two of her younger sisters. She married her husband in 1945. She went back to school later in life. Middlebrook attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and graduated in 1971. She wrote poetry and short stories. She died in 2014.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Poems written by Wilda Middlebrook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 343) were donated by Wilda Middlebrook in 1996.

Emma Barton-Norris
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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