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Adelia M. Hoyt papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0844

Photos and a memoir written by a blind woman who helped establish the Iowa Home for Sightless Women in Des Moines.

Dates: 1915-2011

Chauncey Depew Club records

Identifier: IWA0725

Des Moines women's club formed in 1897 to promote efficiency in extemporaneous speaking.

Dates: 1913-2005

City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0805

Organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of Des Moines schools.


1 folder shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1905-1908

Cynthia Grant Tucker papers

Identifier: IWA1182

Research materials and correspondence of a historian of the Unitarian church’s female ministers in Iowa during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dates: 1973-1994

Daughters of Ceres (Walnut and Webster, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0113

Walnut and Webster chapter records of this social and benevolent club comprised of farmwomen.

Dates: 1898-2016

Des Moines Women's Club records

Identifier: IWA0858

Civic and philanthropic organization.

Dates: 1888-2012

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

League of Women Voters, Metropolitan Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0243

This non-partisan group studied and acted upon the many local issues including the following: the council-manager form of city government, home rule for local and county government, reapportionment of legislative districts of the Iowa General Assembly, desegregation and integration of Des Moines public schools, and the need for affordable housing in the community.

Dates: 1936-1995

Margaret McCollum papers

Identifier: IWA0143

Des Moines resident who was a leader in women's organizations including American Mother's Inc., PTA and AAUW.

Dates: 1942-2008

Mary Ankeny Hunter papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0097

Secretary, vice-president, and then president of the Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission in the 1920s and 1930s. Hunter was a peace activist, prohibitionist, and Red Cross worker during World War I.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1940

Mary Elizabeth Wood papers

Identifier: IWA0262

Social worker and the first African American woman in the United States to be named executive director of a greater metropolitan YWCA.

Dates: 1920-1998

Mary Louise Smith papers

Identifier: IWA0027

First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1925-1997

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

National Organization for Women, Des Moines Chapter records

Identifier: IWA0014

Feminist activist organization records.

Dates: 1971-1987

Professional Women's League (Des Moines, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0110

Women's club founded in Des Moines in January 1900.

Dates: 1903-2000

Proteus Club (Des Moines) records

Identifier: IWA0096

Women's study club organized in 1896 by college graduates for their intellectual improvement.

Dates: 1896 - 2024

Redwing Workers Organization (Des Moines, Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0674

Des Moines, Iowa libertarian group which traces its roots to a revolutionary group focused on feminist-socialist ideology.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1972-1976

Sioux County Women's Chorus (Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0363

Choral group that was invited to represent Iowa at the New York World's Fair in 1939.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1938-1955

Welch and Angrick Collection

Identifier: IWA0095

Material relating to the Heart of Hawkeye Council of Campfire Girls, The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the Iowa Department of the Woman's Relief Corps.

Dates: 1880-1995

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa records

Identifier: IWA0751

Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman's suffrage.

Dates: 1874-2006

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Bush, George, 1924- 1
Camp Fire Girls 1
Campbell, Bonnie J., 1948- 1
Chauncey Depew Club (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Chong, Peggy 1
City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Daughters of Ceres. Walnut Chapter (Walnut, Iowa) 1
Daughters of Ceres. Webster Chapter (Webster, Iowa) 1
Daughters of Mokanna 1
Des Moines Garden Club 1
Des Moines Human Rights Commission 1
Des Moines Ladies Band 1
Drake University 1
ERA Iowa 1992 1
Eddy, Susan 1
Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa 1
Flynn, Martin 1
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 1
Glanton, Willie 1
Grant Tucker, Cynthia 1
Griffin, Edna, 1909-2000 1
Hoyt, Adelia M., 1865- 1
Hunter, Mary Ankeny, 1870- 1
Hutchison, Sherry 1
Iowa Broadcasters Association 1
Iowa ERA Coalition 1
Iowa Home for Sightless Women (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Iowa Medical Society. Woman's Auxiliary 1
Iowa Mothers Association 1
Iowa Parent Teacher Association 1
Iowa State Fair 1
Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission 1
Junior League of Des Moines 1
Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa 1
Kramer, Mary, (Legislator) (1935-) 1
League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines 1
Living History Farms (Museum) 1
Loyal Temperance League 1
Magers, Jane 1
McCollum, Margaret, 1916-2006 1
Mount Ararat Baptist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1
National Association of Women in Construction. Des Moines Chapter 1
National Conference of Christians and Jews 1
National Federation of Republican Women 1
National Organization for Women. Des Moines Chapter 1
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
Noun, Louise R. (1908-2002) 1
Order of Pythian Sisters 1
Patrick, Peggy 1
Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1
Polk County Medical Society. Woman's Auxiliary 1
President's Commission for the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations 1
Professional Women's League (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Proteus Club (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Ray, Robert D. (1928-2018) 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Rebekah Lodge 1
Redwing Workers Organization (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Republican National Committee (U.S.) 1
Republican National Committee (U.S.). Women's Division 1
Republican National Convention 1
Republican National Convention (31st : 1976 : Kansas City, Mo.) 1
Republican Party (Iowa) 1
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 1
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 1
Sioux County Women's Chorus (Iowa) 1
Smith, Elmer M. 1
Smith, Mary Louise (1914-1997) 1
State University of Iowa 1
Sullivan, Patricia Clare 1
Total Abstinence Union (Denison, Iowa) 1
United Nations Association of the United States of America. Iowa Division 1
United Nations. Population Commission 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights 1
United States Institute of Peace 1
United Way of Greater Des Moines 1
University of Iowa. Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives 1
Wakonda Ladies' Golf 1
Walton, Gertrude 1
Welch, Maryjo 1
Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898 1
Wimer, Connie 1
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society 1
Women's International League for Peace And Freedom. Des Moines Branch 1
Wood, Mary Elizabeth, 1902- 1
YWCA of Greater Des Moines 1
Young Women Resource Center (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
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