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Almira Safely Rutledge papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0068
Abstract

Early, Iowa, wife and mother.

Dates: 1885-1950

Anna Moore Cheney diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0595
Abstract

Diarist, mother, and minister's wife.

Dates: 1892-1953

Arlene Gardner Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0411
Abstract

Rural Mt. Ayr, Iowa woman who worked in local homes as a washerwoman and housekeeper.

Dates: 1912-1999

Bernice Zimmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0876
Abstract

Diaries of an Iowa woman.

Dates: 1932-2010

Catharine King Herr papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0172
Abstract

Farm wife who kept a diary from 1945 until her death in 1978.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1976-1978

Ellen Hanson Mason papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0820
Abstract

Diaries chronicle Ellen Hanson Mason's life on the family farm in rural northeast Iowa.

Dates: 1929-1994

Esther Thornhill papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0254
Abstract

Ida Grove, Iowa mother and homemaker who worked at a hatchery and at a hamburger shop before marrying.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1956-1996

Florence Vallejo Terronez papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0577
Abstract

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

Dates: 1913-2006

Georgia Peeso Haygarth papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0524
Abstract

Includes diaries of Georgia Peeso Haygarth of Spencer, Iowa and of her father, Melvin Moses Peeso, who was a logger in California.

Dates: 1912-1915

Gladys Homan papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0261
Abstract

Extensive correspondence of Corning, Iowa farm wife and club woman.

Dates: 1871-2004

Hedy Hustedde papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0879
Abstract

Homemaker and librarian who lived abroad in Berlin for four years during the 1980s.

Dates: 1890-2010

Inez Christen papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0469
Abstract

Transcribed diaries of a Northeast Iowa hired girl, farmwoman and mother.

Dates: 1922-2000

Iowa Byington Reed papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0555
Abstract

The diaries of an Iowa City woman who supported herself as a seamstress prior to her marriage in 1896.

Dates: 1872-1936

Kate Martinson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0084
Abstract

Journals chronicle the life of an Iowa farm woman including her marriage, childrearing, family farm management, divorce, and remarriage.



Arrangement

Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1872-1944

Lillian Ronk papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0503
Abstract

West Central Iowa farmwoman known locally as 'the flower lady.'

Dates: 1966-2000

Marcella Henley Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0681
Abstract

Memoir, Confetti, of her life in Albia, Iowa, correspondence, and journals of books read since 1959.

Dates: 1938-2012

Mary Henrietta Peters papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0908
Abstract

Resident of Illyria Township near Wadena, Iowa, who recorded her daily activities from 1891 until her death in 1931.



Arrangement

The Iowa Women's Archives gratefully acknowledges the transcription of the diaries by Dr. Lisa Guinn, a visiting assistant professor at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and Rio Farren, an undergraduate history major at Upper Iowa University. They completed the transcription in 2014.

Dates: 1891-1934

Ruby Crumley Mitchell diaries

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0228
Abstract

Daily diaries of this Rhodes, Iowa, native.

Dates: 1904-1966

Shirley M. Sandage papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0318
Abstract

Mason City, Iowa-born civil rights activist, United States field representative for the Christian Children's Fund and director of program development for the National Organization on Disability.

Dates: 1927-2012

Thelma Petersen papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0567
Abstract

Diaries of homemaker from Kirkman, Iowa.

Dates: 1926-2003

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Albia Woman's Club (Albia, Iowa) 1
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Byington, Robert, -1884 1
Cheney, Anna Moore, 1877-1953 1
Cheney, Burton H. 1
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Christen family 1
Christen, Inez, 1906-1999 1
Christian Children's Fund 1
Columbus High School (Waterloo, Iowa) 1
Cranston, Derik 1
Displaced Homemakers Network 1
Door Opener (Mason City, Iowa) 1
Ellen Hanson Mason, 1897- 1
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company 1
Frederick County Human Relations Commission (Frederick County, Iowa) 1
Garrity, Margaret 1
Garrity-Sandage Associates, Inc. 1
Hall, Arlene Gardner, 1908-1999 1
Haygarth, Georgia Peeso, 1882-1952 1
Henley, Bill 1
Henley, Pearl Smith 1
Herr, Catharine King, 1885-1978 1
Herr, King 1
Homan family 1
Homan, Charles Foote, 1897-1988 1
Homan, Delmar Charles, 1927- 1
Homan, Gladys, 1899-1996 1
Howard, Alice Hanson 1
Hustedde, Hedy N. R., 1950- 1
Hustedde, Michael 1
Iowa Governor's Commission on Health Care Costs 1
Jack's Hamburger Shop (Ida Grove, Iowa) 1
Lawrence family 1
Martinson, Kate, 1858-1941 1
Marycrest College 1
Master Breeders Hatchery (Ida, Grove, Iowa) 1
Meyer, Louis 1
Migrant Action Program (Mason City, Iowa) 1
Mitchell, Ruby Crumley, 1880- 1
Morado family 1
National Center for Human Development 1
National Committee on United States-China Relations 1
National Organization on Disability (U.S.) 1
Older Women's League (U.S.) 1
Peeso family 1
Peeso, Melvin Moses 1
Peters, Mary Henrietta, 1858-1931 1
Petersen, Archie 1
Petersen, Hans 1
Petersen, Katie, 1874-1972 1
Petersen, Thelma, 1909- 1
Reed, Iowa Byington, 1851-1936 1
Reed, Will, -1918 1
Richey, Pearl 1
Ronk, Lillian, 1922- 1
Ronk, Murlyn 1
Rutledge, Almira Safely, 1869-1950 1
Rutledge, Thomas Scott, -1932 1
Sandage family 1
Sandage, Scott 1
Sandage, Shirley M., 1927-2012 1
Smith, Marcella Henley, 1909-2012 1
Swab, Joy 1
Terronez, Florence Vallejo, 1924- 1
Thornhill, Esther, 1923- 1
Thornhill, Pete 1
United States Department of Labor 1
United States Employment Service 1
University of Northern Iowa 1
Vallejo family 1
Vallejo, Julio R. 1
Vallejo, Martina Morado 1
Wesleyan Methodist Church 1
Zimmer, Bernice, 1916-2012 1
Zimmer, Louis, -1987 1
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