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Almira Safely Rutledge papers

Identifier: IWA0068

Early, Iowa, wife and mother.

Dates: 1885-1950

Arlene Gardner Hall papers

Identifier: IWA0411

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

Dates: 1912-1999

Carrie Lindahl papers

Identifier: IWA0638

Rural Linn County banker who worked outside of the home from 1910s to 1960s.

Dates: 1875-2001

Clara Steen Skott papers

Identifier: IWA0216

Free-lance writer, home economics teacher, and civic leader who wrote articles and diaries concerning life in Iowa, China, and Wisconsin.

Dates: 1899-1994

Della Marie Koppenhaver papers

Identifier: IWA0436

Two reminiscences of Alice Tenley Hora, an Iowa farm woman, detailing farm life in the 1920s.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1958-1981

Elizabeth Buckwalter papers

Identifier: IWA0916

Diaries of farm and family life written by Elizabeth Buckwalter and her daughter Mary Jane Buckwalter in Scott County, Iowa from 1867-1878.

Dates: 1817-2013

Ellen Hanson Mason papers

Identifier: IWA0820

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

Dates: 1929-1994

Jesse Virginia Antrim Perkins papers

Identifier: IWA0445

Rural elementary school teacher and farm wife whose papers consist of three partial journals.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1905-1999

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

Lillian Ronk papers

Identifier: IWA0503

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

Dates: 1966-2000

Magdalen Meade papers

Identifier: IWA0648

Iowa farm woman and political organizer who was active in Roxanne Conlin's gubernatorial campaign in 1982.

Dates: 1891-1992

Marcella Henley Smith papers

Identifier: IWA0681

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

Dates: 1938-2012

Marie Rumble papers

Identifier: IWA0505

A homesteader who lived in Wyoming, Colorado and Washington State.

Dates: 1890-2002

Martha Jean Nicholson Browneller papers

Identifier: IWA0804

Mahaska County, Iowa, farm woman who was active in 4-H and rural organizations. She recorded her daily activities in her diaries between 1935 and 1973.

Dates: 1920-2010

Maude Barkley Keck papers

Identifier: IWA0554

Diaries and account books of this Cherokee, Iowa woman record farm chores and expenses, housekeeping and family life.

Dates: 1937-1976

McGill Family papers

Identifier: IWA0543

The collection consists mainly of correspondence and includes the papers of early twentieth century labor activist, IWW member, and Buffalo school teacher, Pearl McGill.

Dates: 1885-2005

Melba Gardemann Olson papers

Identifier: IWA0456

Benton County, Iowa, farm girl and teacher who played on her high school's basketball championship team in 1927.

Dates: 1916-1993

Rosa Knutson Gangestad papers

Identifier: IWA0614

The daughter of Norwegian immigrants who came to Humboldt County, Iowa in 1872. Reflections on pioneer life through handwritten stories and letters for her grandchildren.

Dates: 1867-1943

Shirley M. Sandage papers

Identifier: IWA0318

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

Identifier: IWA0567

Diaries of homemaker from Kirkman, Iowa.

Dates: 1926-2003

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Ellen Hanson Mason, 1897- 1
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company 1
Farthing, Carol 1
Frederick County Human Relations Commission (Frederick County, Iowa) 1
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Garrity-Sandage Associates, Inc. 1
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McGill, Eliza Cromer Law, 1861-1922 1
McGill, James 1
McGill, Ora Pearl, 1894-1924 1
Meade, Magdalen, 1913-2005 1
Migrant Action Program (Mason City, Iowa) 1
Mirich, Pearl Rumble 1
Monroe Busy Bees (4-H Club : Mahaska County, Iowa) 1
National Center for Human Development 1
National Committee on United States-China Relations 1
National Organization on Disability (U.S.) 1
Newhall High School (Newhall, Iowa) 1
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Northwestern Bell Telephone Company 1
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Ronk, Lillian, 1922- 1
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Skott, Clara Steen, 1888-1994 1
Smith, Marcella Henley, 1909-2012 1
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United States Department of Labor 1
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