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Ann's Line newsletters

Identifier: IWA1373

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Scope and Contents

The Ann's Line newsletters date from 1972 to 1978 and measure 0.75 linear inches in one folder. The Ann's Line newsletters contains various editions of the publication of the same name made during her time at the Iowa State University Extension Service (now known as Extension and Outreach). Published monthly from 1971 to 1978, Ann's Line provided readers with recipes and tips for making cheap and nutritious meals from seasonal and staple ingredients.


  • Creation: 1972-1978


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

Ann Marie Orcutt was born to Glenn and Eloise Orcutt in 1915 in Monticello, Iowa. Orcutt graduated from Monticello High School in 1934 and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown Business College of Davenport in 1936. She married Everett Mayberry in 1938 and moved onto his family’s homestead in Anamosa, Iowa where they would later raise their three daughters. Mayberry worked both on the homestead raising livestock and sold eggs to businesses and individuals in the area. She was active in her community through membership in numerous organizations and as a nutrition aide through the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Service. Mayberry passed away in 2010.

The ISU Extension and Outreach program grew out of a relationship between Iowa farmers, 4-H, and Iowa State College beginning in the early 20th century. The Iowa legislature passed the Agricultural Extension Act in 1906 to fund agricultural demonstrations before agricultural extension was funded at the federal level through the passage of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. As a land-grant institution, ISU is a part of a network of 106 institutions whose extension services are administered at the federal level by the Cooperative Extension Service. ISU Extension and Outreach has 100 offices across Iowa’s 99 counties. ISU Extension and Outreach responds to the needs and issues of Iowans through access to information and resources.


0.75 linear inches

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Nutrition education newsletter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 1426) were donated by Sarah Uthoff in 2015.

Andrew Newell, 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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