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100 Grannies records

Identifier: IWA0994

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Scope and Contents

The 100 Grannies papers and Scrapbook date from 2011-2016 and measure 12.5 linear inches. The collection is arranged in 3 series: Administration (2012-2017), Activities (2012-2017), and Photographs (2012-2016).

The Administration series consists of membership information, the group’s mission and by-laws, and meeting notes. Also included are an arrest record for member Rebecca Ann Hall and political correspondence letters.

The Activities series consists of newspaper clippings and opinion articles written by members, as well as flyers and handouts. The series also contains “Granny Green’s Thankful Book,” which was written and illustrated by members; a video recording of the “Little Red Riding hood with 100 Grannies and Perry Ross” story-time they performed at Iowa City Public Library in 2013; artifacts; and a scrapbook dating from 2012-2014.

The Photographs series contains photos of protests and events that members attended and organized. These events include Build Our Energy Barn and the Great Trash Bash.


  • Creation: 2011-2017


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

100 Grannies for a Livable Future is a group of Iowa City residents and environmental activists that focuses on both local and national environmental causes. Their goal is to leave the world a better place for their grandchildren. The 100 Grannies mission statement reads, “To educate, advocate and agitate for renewable energy, pure water, clean air and a healthy environment for future generations.” The group has been active since April 19, 2012


12.50 linear inches (Photographs in Boxes 1 and 3; 1 DVD shelved in DVD collection)

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Papers and scrapbook of 100 Grannies, an environmental and conservation activist group in Iowa City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated by (donor no. 1182) Ann Christenson in 2013, and (donor no. 1443) Becky Hall in 2016 and 2017.

Amy Childress and Anna Tunnicliff, 2017; Amanda Axley, 2018
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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)