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Aldeen Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0279
Abstract

Muscatine, Iowa, newspaper columnist active in arts, civic, educational, and religious organizations.

Dates: 1954-1995

Archie L. Greene papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0296
Abstract

Writer and volunteer who earned a doctorate in English from the University of Iowa while living with spinocerebellar degeneration.

Dates: 1963-1998

Arlene Morris papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0276
Abstract

Clinical psychologist and University of Iowa alumna who was a member of the Des Moines Know Your Neighbor panel.

Dates: 1946-1996

Azalia Mitchell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0650
Abstract

Mitchell and her husband operated the Community Pharmacy in Des Moines for 25 years.

Dates: 1911-1988

Barbara M. Calderon papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0247
Abstract

Nursing administrator and first African-American public health nurse in Iowa.



Arrangement

Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1945-1968

Barbara Wommack papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0698
Abstract

Clubwoman and member of the Semper Fidelis Club in Davenport, Iowa.

Dates: 1990-2005

Bessie Wilkerson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0320
Abstract

Former seamstress and long-time resident of Fort Madison, Iowa.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1994

Betty Jean Furgerson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0111
Abstract

Teacher, social worker, human rights commission director, and university regent from Waterloo.

Dates: 1921-2010

Billie D. Lloyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0705
Abstract

Social worker, community activist, and civic administrator who founded the Quad Cities Conference on Black Families, Inc.

Dates: 1957-1995

Booster Women's Club (Fort Madison, Iowa) records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0322
Abstract

Social and philanthropic club organized in 1947 by African American women in Fort Madison, Iowa

Dates: 1947-1998

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract

Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.

Dates: 1910-1991

Cecile Cooper papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0006
Abstract

Civil rights worker in Davenport.

Dates: 1964-1998

Cherry Muhanji papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0366
Abstract

Writer, lesbian activist, and University of Iowa alumna.

Dates: 1984-2006

Dora E. Mackay papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0248
Abstract

African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF; one audiocassette [AC1109] shelved in audiocassette collection.

Dates: 1932-2006

E. Marie Hawkins papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0333
Abstract

Iowa City elementary school teacher.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V133] shelved in videocassette collection.

Dates: 1991-1997

Edith Reed Atkinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0251
Abstract

Singer and radio-script editor from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Atkinson performed in a song-and-dance act with her brothers Wallace and Cecil Reed from 1935 to 1944.

Dates: 1935-1997

Edna Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0443
Abstract

Civil rights activist, later known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa.

Dates: 1948-2004

Elizabeth "Bettye" Crawford Tate papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0266
Abstract

Owner and operator of the Tate Arms, a boarding house for African American male students at the University of Iowa during the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1932-1999

Esther J. Walls papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0288
Abstract

Mason City, Iowa native and librarian who was the first African-American female student at University of Iowa elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Dates: 1860-1996

Frances Hawthorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0473
Abstract

Des Moines educator whose materials include You Can't Go Back to Buxton and African Americans in Iowa: a Chronicle of Contributions, 1830-1992.

Dates: 1906-2000

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Marsh, Marjorie, 1913- 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
Southall, Geneva H. 2
Veterans Administration Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa) 2
Wing, Adrien Katherine 2
Wood, Mary Elizabeth, 1902- 2
YWCA of Greater Des Moines 2
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
American Basketball League 1
American Nurses Association 1
Anderson, Ruth Bluford, 1921-2013 1
Antioch Baptist Church (Waterloo, Iowa) 1
Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women's (Dubuque, Iowa) 1
Atkinson, Edith Reed, 1919-2000 1
Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 1
Beran family 1
Beran, Janice A. 1
Berry, Dora Martin, 1937- 1
Berry, Jean, 1938- 1
Berry, Venise T. 1
Blind Tom, 1849-1908 1
Bolden, Louise, 1922- 1
Booster Women's Club (Fort Madison, Iowa) 1
Brewton, Frances 1
Bridgeport Central High School (Bridgeport, Conn.) 1
Brown, Geraldine 1
Burleson, Jane, 1928- 1
Calderon, Barbara McDonald, 1915- 1
Carson, Frances 1
Club Les Dames (Waterloo, Iowa) 1
Coffin, Winnie 1
Community Pharmacy (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Cooper, Cecile, 1900-1997 1
Cooper, Fannie Wilson 1
Cothorn, Marguerite, 1909-1998 1
Davis, Aldeen 1
Davis, June, 1940- 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Phi Chapter (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Des Moines Area Community College 1
Des Moines City Federation of Colored Women 1
Des Moines Suffrage Club 1
Des Moines Tutoring Center 1
Dickens, Mary, 1925-2014 1
Domond, Nadine, 1975- 1
Drake College of Pharmacy 1
Dungy, Madgetta, 1942- 1
Eichacker, Lois H., 1932- 1
Estes, Simon 1
Fowler, Gwendolyn Wilson, 1907-1997 1
Franklin Book Programs, inc. 1
Furgerson, Penny, 1936- 1
Gateway Dance Theatre 1
Greene, Archie L., 1945- 1
Greene, Archie Lou Shipp 1
Griffin, Edna, 1909-2000 1
Griffin, Phyllis 1
Haralovich, Mary Beth 1
Harper family 1
Harper, Virginia, 1929-1997 1
Harris, Gwendolene Barry 1
Harris, Lileah, 1931-2014 1
Hawkins, E. Marie, 1931- 1
Hawthorne, Frances E. 1
Helen Lemme Elementary School (Iowa City, Iowa) 1
Helen Lemme Reading Club (Iowa City, Iowa) 1
Hickok, Kathy 1
Indo-American Association of Des Moines 1
Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs 1
Iowa Civil Rights Commission 1
Iowa Commission for Senior Citizens 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans 1
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union 1
Iowa League for Nursing 1
Iowa Mother of the Year 1
Iowa Nurses' Association 1
Iowa State University 1
Iowa State University. Cooperative Extension Service 1
Iowa. Department of Agriculture 1
Iowa. Department of Social Services 1
James, Barbara 1
Johnson, Helen Warren, 1908- 1
Johnson, Lulu Merle, 1907-1995 1
Jones, Grace Morris Allen, 1876-1928 1
Jones, Leah A., 1965- 1
Juilliard School 1
Kansas City Art Institute 1
Katz Drug Store (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Know Your Neighbor (Panel : Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Lawrence, Noah 1
Lemme family 1
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