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Adella Martinez papers

Identifier: IWA0582

A former resident of Cook's Point, Davenport, whose parents emigrated from Mexico to the United States in the early 1900s.

Dates: 1922-2005

Alice Kelley papers

Identifier: IWA0485

University of Iowa graduate who worked as a secretary. The papers mainly consist of the diaries she kept from 1926-2002.

Dates: 1888-2005

Arlene Gardner Hall papers

Identifier: IWA0411

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

Dates: 1912-1999

Dorothy Rogers papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0750

Dorothy Rogers worked for the volunteer program of the Patient Advocacy Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from the beginning of the program in 1973 until her retirement in 1986.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1973-1986

E. Virginia Mowry papers

Identifier: IWA0345

Newton, Iowa teacher who later worked as an adminstrative assistant to James Cash Penney of J. C. Penney Company.

Dates: 1956-2000

Helen Larson papers

Identifier: IWA0347

Anamosa and Iowa City resident who worked for the The University of Iowa Hospital.

Dates: 1884-1996

Inés García papers

Identifier: IWA0467

Mexican American whose family migrated to the U.S., and eventually to Iowa, in the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1916-1999

Iowa Commission on the Status of Women records

Identifier: IWA0175

Legislative commission designed to study, protect, and advocate for the women of Iowa.

Dates: 1968-2013

Joann Weldon papers

Identifier: IWA0521

A resident of Davenport from 1962, Weldon publicly acknowledged her lesbian identity during the early 1950s.

Dates: 1920-2003

Judy Herron Hoit papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0373

Disability access and awareness advocate and 1996 Ms. Wheelchair Iowa winner.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1950-1998

Lorraine Hansen papers

Identifier: IWA0619

Diaries of a homemaker and bakery owner from Manson, Iowa

Dates: 1958-1973

Lucille Schwilck papers

Identifier: IWA0679

1939 graduate from the State University of Iowa College of Law who worked for the U. S. Department of the Interior between 1943 and 1964.

Dates: 1986-2001

Maria Cano Martinez papers

Identifier: IWA0537

Maria Cano came to Iowa from Guanajuato, Mexico, with her parents in 1928. She established a Spanish language interpreter program at the University of Iowa Hospitals in 1975.

Dates: 1975-2017

Maria Rundquist papers

Identifier: IWA0544

Sioux City business owner and political activist who emigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1978.

Dates: 1959-2016

Marjorie Marsh papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0321

Fort Madison, Iowa, native, and active club member and volunteer.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1993-1997

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

National Association of Women in Construction, Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Chapter records

Identifier: IWA0372

The local chapter gives scholarships to students interested in construction careers, sponsors an annual golf outing and provides social networking opportunities for women who work in construction.

Dates: 1978-2005

National Association of Women in Construction, Des Moines Chapter scrapbook

Identifier: IWA0644

Organization to provide a forum for women in the construction industry to meet and exchange ideas.


One scrapbook, shelved in Box 1, oversize.

Dates: 1961-1964

Shrauger Family Papers

Identifier: IWA0059

Correspondence of the children of Harold and Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger of Atlantic, Iowa. Harold Shrauger operated a home and appliance store.

Dates: 1934-2005

Sondra Smith papers

Identifier: IWA0874

Iowa Memorial Union catering manager and women's rights activist.

Dates: 1965-2010

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National Association of Women in Construction 1
National Association of Women in Construction. Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Chapter 1
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Owen, Nita Mae 1
Owen, Viola Nesfield, 1896-1981 1
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State University of Iowa. College of Law 1
Students Against Sweatshops. Iowa City Chapter 1
United States. Department of the Interior 1
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