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A Political Dialogue: Iowa's Women Legislators oral histories

Identifier: IWA0089

Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.

Dates: 1988-1993

Campaign to Add Women to the Iowa Constitution records

Identifier: IWA0400

Organization formed to work for passage of Iowa state ERA.

Dates: 1978-1998

Cecile Cooper papers

Identifier: IWA0006

Civil rights worker in Davenport.

Dates: 1964-1998

Democratic Activist Women's Network, District 1 records

Identifier: IWA0602

Organization created to recruit, educate, and elect Democratic women to public office in Iowa.

Dates: 1981-2009

Dorothy Carpenter papers

Identifier: IWA0278

Republican who served in Iowa House of Representatives from 1980 to 1994.

Dates: 1979-1995

Elaine Szymoniak papers

Identifier: IWA0166

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

Dates: 1974-2004

ERA Iowa 1992 records

Identifier: IWA0305

Grassroots campaign initiated in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1991 to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Iowa constitution in the 1992 election.

Dates: 1980-1993

Iowa Commission on the Status of Women records

Identifier: IWA0175

The records include publications, legislative correspondence and the Write Women Back into History essays of middle and high school students in Iowa.

Dates: 1977-2013

Iowa Women's Equality Campaign records

Identifier: IWA0629

The organization formed in 1992 to work for passage of the state ERA in Iowa.

Dates: 1975-1992

Iowa Women's Political Caucus records

Identifier: IWA0019

Organization to promote the advancement of women in politics.

Dates: 1972-1999

Jane Christoffer Rubel papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0346

High school bascketball player who sued the Iowa Girl's High School Athletic Union to be allowed to play on the school team after becoming pregnant.


One folder, shelved in SCVF. One scrapbook, shelved with scrapbook collections.

Dates: 1971-1993

Janis Torrence-Laughlin papers

Identifier: IWA0125

Muscatine County Supervisor from 1976 to 1982 and Representative in the Iowa Legislature from 1983 to 1985.

Dates: 1976-1990

Johnie Hammond papers

Identifier: IWA0563

Democratic representative and senator in the Iowa legislature.

Dates: 1970-2006

Johnson County ERA Coalition records

Identifier: IWA0138

Organized in Iowa City to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution of the state of Iowa.


"New Strategies, Old Obstacles in the Fight for Equality: An Analysis of the 1992 Iowa ERA Referendum Campaign," is shelved in the Iowa Women's Archives printed works collection (fHQ.1236.5.U6 F45 1993).

Dates: 1984-1993

Josephine Gruhn papers

Identifier: IWA0382

Britt, Iowa-born member of the Iowa House of Representatives and vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture during the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Dates: 1982-1992

Kathleen Halloran Chapman papers

Identifier: IWA0263

Attorney and Democrat who served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992 and again in 1996.

Dates: 1977-1999

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

League of Women Voters of Sioux City records

Identifier: IWA0229
Scope and Contents The League of Women Voters of Sioux City records date from 1978 to 1993 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings from the Sioux City Journal and the Des Moines Register chronicling local debates in the late 1970s about Sioux City's urban renewal and city government structure. Clippings on how other Iowa cities were handling these issues in their communities are included. The home rule charter folder includes the proposal submitted by the Sioux City Charter Commission to the mayor and city council, which called for re-structuring the city's government; among other things, the new charter would have given more power to the mayor. The proposed charter was hotly debated for several months and defeated in a narrow vote; the League opposed the charter. The urban renewal newspaper clippings describe conflicts over how to maintain a vital business sector, and an investigation into charges that a developer had misused...
Dates: 1978-1993

Linda Kinney Neuman papers

Identifier: IWA0532

Served for over twenty years in the Iowa judiciary and was the first woman to be appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Dates: 1975-2018

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

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Iowa. General Assembly. House of Representatives 5
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Chapman, Kathleen Halloran, 1937- 2
Gruhn, Josephine, 1927- 2
Hammond, Johnie, 1932- 2
Harper, Patricia, 1932- 2
Iowa. General Assembly 2
National Organization for Women. Dubuque Chapter 2
O'Dea, Suzanne, 1950- 2
Torrence-Laughlin, Janis, 1926-2014 2
Adams, Janet, 1937- 1
Anderson, Helen 1
Anderson, Ruth Bluford, 1921-2013 1
Baxter, Elaine, 1933- 1
Beatty, Linda, 1942- 1
Becker, Virginia, 1918- 1
Berg, Orville 1
Bloom, Amy 1
Boyd, Nancy Shimanek, 1947- 1
Brandt, Diane, 1938- 1
Buhr, Florence, 1933- 1
Campaign to Add Women to the Iowa Constitution 1
Carl, Janet, 1948- 1
Carpenter, Dorothy, 1933- 1
Clark, Betty Jean, 1920-2005 1
Cohen, Gertrude, 1913- 1
Conklin, Charlene, 1929- 1
Cooper, Cecile, 1900-1997 1
Corning, Joy, 1932- 1
Cothorn, Marguerite, 1909-1998 1
Crabb, Helen M., 1916- 1
Democratic Activist Women's Network. District 1 1
Doderer, Minnette, 1923-2005 1
Drake University 1
Dubuque Human Rights Commission (Dubuque, Iowa) 1
Dubuque Packing Company 1
Duitscher, Lucille Dreier, 1922- 1
Duncan, Bob 1
ERA Iowa 1992 1
Eaton, Linda 1
Estes, Simon 1
Gammack, Katy, 1941- 1
Garman, Teresa, 1937- 1
Gentleman, Julia, 1931- 1
Goldsmith, Judith 1
Gregerson, Mary Pat, 1938- 1
Hannon, Beverly A., 1932- 1
Harper, Mattie 1
Hoffmann-Bright, Betty, 1921- 1
Iowa Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations 1
Iowa Business Council 1
Iowa Commission for Senior Citizens 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women 1
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Women's Committee 1
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO 1
Iowa Freedom Foundation 1
Iowa Girl's High School Athletic Union 1
Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys 1
Iowa State Association of Counties 1
Iowa State Bar Association 1
Iowa Women's Caucus Research and Education Center 1
Iowa Women's Equality Campaign 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa Women's Political Caucus 1
Iowa's Women Legislators Oral Histories (Project) 1
Iowa. State Board of Medical Examiners 1
Iowa. Supreme Court 1
Johnson County ERA Coalition (Johnson County, Iowa) 1
Juilliard School 1
Kuehl, Curt 1
Larsen, Sonja, 1941- 1
League of Women Voters of Iowa 1
League of Women Voters of Sioux City, Iowa 1
Levin, Myrtilla F., 1938- 1
Lipsky, Joan, 1919-2015 1
Lloyd-Jones, Jean, 1929- 1
Lonergan, Joyce, 1934- 1
McElroy, Lillian M., 1917- 1
Metcalf, Janet, 1935- 1
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) 1
Metz, Katheryn Clancy 1
Miller, Elizabeth R. (Elizabeth Ruby), 1905-1988 1
Miller, Karla 1
Mohr, Charlotte 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
Money & Politics in Iowa 1
Mullins, Sue B., 1936- 1
National Association of Counties 1
National Association of Women Judges (U.S.) 1
National Organization for Women 1
National Organization for Women. Iowa 1
National Organization for Women. Johnson County-Iowa City Chapter 1
National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) 1
Neuhauser, Mary C., 1934- 1
Neuman, Linda Kinney, 1948- 1
O'Halloran, Mary T., 1943- 1
Orr, Joann, 1923-2017 1
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