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Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1347
Scope and Contents The Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection consists of the recording and transcript of one oral history interview conducted with Wichtendahl by Kate Orazem in 2023. The collection also contains a business card and a button representing Wichtendahl's campaign promotional materials.In her oral history interview, Wichtendahl discusses the development of her political beliefs, campaigns, and her experiences as a city councilor for Hiawatha, Iowa. Municipal topics covered in the interview include the passage of a higher minimum wage for Linn County in 2017, zoning and housing development, and strategies Wichtendahl used to lower property taxes while maintaining service levels in her community. Wichtendahl also narrates her personal biography, including reflections on growing up trans in an Iowa Christian family, memories of political awakening, her coming-out process, her divorce, and parenthood. She provides her analysis of anti-trans legislation in Iowa in the 2020s and...
Dates: 2023

Alberta Metcalf Kelly papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0176
Abstract

High school English teacher who was active in state and national Democratic Party politics during the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates: 1899-1994

Carolyn Pendray papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1150
Abstract

First woman elected to the Iowa General Assembly, representing Jackson County in both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate.

Dates: 1932

Elizabeth Miller Richards papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0737
Abstract

Politician and women's rights activist from Red Oak, Iowa,who ran for Iowa state representative in 1966.

Dates: 1929-1996

Iowa Women's Political Caucus records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0019
Abstract

Organization to promote the advancement of women in politics.

Dates: 1972-1999

Jennifer Riggs Cosson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0431
Abstract

A known suffragist who was active in community and political circles in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1890-1943

Josephine Gruhn papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0382
Abstract

Britt, Iowa-born member of the Iowa House of Representatives and vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture during the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Dates: 1982-1992

Katherine Mull Falvey Zastrow papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0052
Abstract

State representative from 1958 to 1964 and the first woman elected to Charles City Council, 1970.

Dates: 1927-1995

Maggie Tinsman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0348
Abstract

Bettendorf Republican who served on the Scott County Board of Supervisors and the Iowa State Senate.

Dates: 1971-2015

Margaret McDonald papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0033
Abstract

Active in Republican Party and vice-chairman of the Iowa Republican Central Committee in 1970.

Dates: 1964-2004

Mary Grefe papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0186
Abstract

Educator, social activist, politician and businesswoman who was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1980.

Dates: 1943-1997

Mary Jane Odell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0056
Abstract

Television journalist and politician who served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1980 to 1986.

Dates: 1936-2002

Mary Louise Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0027
Abstract

First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1925-1997

Pam Jochum papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0849
Abstract

A paper delivered by Jochum on a panel titled "Women and Political Discourse" at the Conflict and Civility in Political Discourse symposium in 2011.

Dates: -

Patricia J. Pardun papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0024
Abstract

State vice chair of the Republican Party in Iowa from 1967 to 1973.

Dates: 1956-1978

We Were Here: Iowa's Women Politicians oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1278
Abstract

Oral histories with women who have served in statewide or federal elected office representing residents of the state of Iowa.

Dates: 2019-2023

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Conflict and Civility in Political Discourse Symposium (2011 : University of Iowa) 1
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Democratic Party (Iowa). State Central Committee 1
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KRNT (Television station : Des Moines, Iowa) 1
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Kuehl, Curt 1
Mason, Kären 1
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Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1
President's Commission for the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations 1
Radcliffe College 1
Ray, Robert D., 1928- 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
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Scott County (Iowa). Board of Supervisors 1
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Smith, Mary Louise (1914-1997) 1
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Tinsman, Maggie (1936-) 1
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United Nations Association of the United States of America. Iowa Division 1
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United States Commission on Civil Rights 1
United States Institute of Peace 1
University of Iowa. Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives 1
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Wichtendahl, Aime (1979- ) 1
Women Officials in the National Association of Counties 1
Zastrow, Katherine Mull Falvey, 1904-1997 1
Zastrow, Ralph A., -1965 1
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