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Adelia M. Hoyt papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0844

Photos and a memoir written by a blind woman who helped establish the Iowa Home for Sightless Women in Des Moines.

Dates: 1915-2011

Annette Cech papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IWA0593

Iowa City housewife and mother whose son, Thomas Cech, won the Nobel Prize in 1989.


Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1945-2002

Blanca Vasquez Gaines papers

Identifier: IWA0899

Puerto Rican woman who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and trained at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1944-2009

Carol Hodne papers

Identifier: IWA0488

Iowa farm activist who served as the first executive director of the North American Farm Alliance during the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Dates: 1921-2005

Dora E. Mackay papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0248

African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF; one audiocassette [AC1109] shelved in audiocassette collection.

Dates: 1932-2006

Dorothy Rubenstein papers

Identifier: IWA0739

Federal Civil Service employee who graduated from the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Communication in 1932.

Dates: 1928-2004

Edna Griffin papers

Identifier: IWA0443

Civil rights activist, later known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa.

Dates: 1948-2004

Elaine Szymoniak papers

Identifier: IWA0166

Iowa State senator, Des Moines City Council member, and hearing and speech consultant.

Dates: 1974-2004

Florence Vallejo Terronez papers

Identifier: IWA0577

The family came to Horton, Kansas, from Mexico in 1910 and moved to West Des Moines in 1941.

Dates: 1913-2006

Geraldene Felton papers

Identifier: IWA0330

Professor and former dean of the University of Iowa College of Nursing.


Two books that mention Felton and her achievements in nursing are filed in the printed work collection of the Iowa Women's Archives: Complete in All Its Parts: Nursing Education at the University of Iowa, 1898-1998 by Lee Anderson and Kathy Penningroth (1998) and The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1864-1994 by M. Elizabeth Carnegie (1995).

Dates: 1951-2004

Helen Gunderson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0286

Papers include photographs of 1995 suffrage parade and Iowa ERA rallies.


Two folders, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V339] shelved in videocassette collection.

Dates: 1994-2004

Katherine Stroud papers

Identifier: IWA0420

Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.

Dates: 1940-2001

Katy Gammack papers

Identifier: IWA0749

Multi-client lobbyist, co-publisher of "Money and Politics Iowa," and an advocate for women's rights.

Dates: 1976-2007

Louise Rosenfield Noun papers

Identifier: IWA0035

Feminist and civil liberties activist from Des Moines, Iowa, who was also an art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1926-2002

Mary Jane Odell papers

Identifier: IWA0056

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

Dates: 1936-2002

Penny Furgerson papers

Identifier: IWA0280

Native of India who founded the Gateway Dance Theatre, a Des Moines-based company specializing in multiethnic dance.

Dates: 1957-2006

Phylliss Henry papers

Identifier: IWA0044

First woman assigned to patrol duty on the Des Moines police force, serving from 1972 to 1982.

Dates: 1971-2004

Proteus Club (Des Moines) records

Identifier: IWA0096

Women's study club organized in 1896 by college graduates for their intellectual improvement.

Dates: 1896-2019

Verda Williams papers

Identifier: IWA0137

Communication specialist at Iowa State University who produced the documentary Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard.

Dates: 1965-2004

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa records

Identifier: IWA0751

Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman's suffrage.

Dates: 1874-2006

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Total Abstinence Union (Denison, Iowa) 1
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa 1
Women's Community Health Center (Ames, Iowa) 1
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