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Anson R. Butler Papers

Identifier: msc0001

Civil War soldier and mayor of DeWitt, Iowa. Letters written to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1900; Majority of material found within 1861-1864

Arlene Morris papers

Identifier: IWA0276

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

Dates: 1946-1996

Ben F. Jensen Papers

Identifier: msc0147

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, subject files, legislative records, and speeches relating to his career in the Congress.

Dates: 1939-1964

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

Identifier: IWA0242

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

Dates: 1910-1991

Cecile Cooper papers

Identifier: IWA0006

Civil rights worker in Davenport.

Dates: 1964-1998

FBI Investigation of the Lemuel A. Penn Murder Papers

Identifier: msc0507

Obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act in 1999, these papers document the FBI's investigation into the murder of Lemuel A. Penn. Ku Klux Klan members who murdered him were the first persons convicted under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dates: 1964-1967

Frances Hawthorne papers

Identifier: IWA0473

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

Geneva Southall papers

Identifier: IWA0380

Professor Emeritus of Afro-American Studies and Music at the University of Minnesota; University of Iowa alumna.

Dates: 1960-2004

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

Identifier: IWA0365

The first African American woman pharmacist licensed in Iowa and presidential appointee to the United States Foreign Service in the 1950s.

Dates: 1905-1996

Harry Harper Papers

Identifier: msc0365

Physician and civil rights leader in Fort Madison, IA. Correspondence, speeches, biographical and autobiographical materials, and subject files document both his career and his Civil Rights activism.

Dates: 1946-1985

Jacqueline Scott papers

Identifier: IWA0295

Elementary schoolteacher in Keokuk, Iowa.

Dates: 1988-1997

Jane Burleson papers

Identifier: IWA0340

Teacher's aide, packinghouse worker, and union activist, Burleson was the first woman and first African American elected to the Fort Dodge City Council.

Dates: 1931-1998

Jean and John L. Schneiders papers

Identifier: IWA0783

Davenport community and civil rights activists during the 1960s.

Dates: 1962-1971

Jo Rabenold papers

Identifier: IWA0191

Iowa City activist who collected lesbian and feminist publications during the 1970s and 1980s.

Dates: 1965-1983

Leola Bergmann papers

Identifier: IWA0237

Scholar, writer and artist.

Dates: 1935-2004

Linda Yanney papers

Identifier: IWA0413

Iowa City feminist and champion of LGBT rights.

Dates: 1948-2000

Mead Family Papers

Identifier: msc0372

Civil War correspondence and pension records of an Iowa County family. Some of the topics of correspondence include the Battle of Corinth, Copperheads in Iowa, Black troops, and farm life in Iowa.

Dates: 1861-1929; Majority of material found in 1862-1866

Venise T. Berry papers

Identifier: IWA0344

Novelist and associate professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa.

Dates: 1996-2004

Verda Williams papers

Identifier: IWA0137

Communication specialist at Iowa State University who produced the documentary Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard.

Dates: 1965-2004

Wise Clark Family Papers

Identifier: msc0419

Family papers consisting of correspondence on life in Iowa and Illinois in the Civil War era and beyond.

Dates: 1855 - 1923; Majority of material found in 1860-1869

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