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Adelia St. John Gates papers

 Collection — other: Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0728

Graduate of Genesee College in New York who moved to Waterloo, Iowa as a bride.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1863-1865

Almira Safely Rutledge papers

Identifier: IWA0068

Early, Iowa, wife and mother.

Dates: 1885-1950

Ann Larimer Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0107

Queen City, Iowa, resident who wrote to her husband while he was serving in the Civil War.

Dates: 1865

Anna Moore Cheney diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0595

Diarist, mother, and minister's wife.

Dates: 1892-1953

Carrie Kelly Beatty papers

Identifier: IWA0127

Young woman who came to Hancock County, Iowa in 1868; her experiences were recorded in the book, A Prairie Rose, by Bertha E. Bush.

Dates: 1874-1999

Catherine Snedeker Hill papers

Identifier: IWA0009

Illinois student who moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Dates: 1854-1871

Daughters of Ceres (Walnut and Webster, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0113

Walnut and Webster chapter records of this social and benevolent club comprised of farmwomen.

Dates: 1898-2016

Ellen Mowrer Miller papers

Identifier: IWA0298

Correspondence of 19th century Iowa woman includes letters from brother in medical school and Civil War and from sister who raised a family and maintained a farm.

Dates: 1856-1994

Emeline Fuhrmeister papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0613

Widowed farmwoman who lived at the homes of her various children.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1908

Emily Putnam Schramm sketchbooks

Identifier: IWA0523

Sketchbooks of landscapes which focus on the Mississippi River.

Dates: 1864-1889

Florinda Wakefield More papers

Identifier: IWA0652

Correspondence from friends, family and her husband, the itinerant minister Thomas More.

Dates: 1853-1891

Iowa Byington Reed papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0555

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

Dates: 1872-1936

Jennie Sies papers

Identifier: IWA0496

Diary of a young Oxford, Iowa farm woman who died on October 3, 1880.

Dates: 1880

Kate Martinson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0084

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


Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1872-1944

Mary C. Hooper papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0850

Diary chronicling Hooper's daily life in Princeton, Iowa.

Dates: 1873-1874

Mary Henrietta Peters papers

Identifier: IWA0908

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


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

Mary Jane Parsons papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0517

Reflections on her pioneer life from Rochester, New York to Dakota City, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1935

Phoebe Kellum Mericle papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0302

Early settler in Webster County, Iowa.


One item, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1893

Rosebelle Pierce Luick papers

Identifier: IWA0828

Corresponence about daily life in the late 19th century from friends and family to Luick, a resident of Belmond, Iowa.

Dates: 1854-1902

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