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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

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

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

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: 1896-2019

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

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

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Des Moines Chapter) records

Identifier: IWA0240

Members of the Des Moines chapter of WILPF studied government policy on nuclear testing, the draft , the war in Vietnam, and the arms race.  They held informational rallies and demonstrations and maintained a vigorous letter-writing campaign.

Dates: 1962-2008

YWCA of Greater Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0167

The records are arranged in eight series: Administrative records, Financial records, Publicity, Branches and clubs, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Artifacts, and 1998 Accession.

Dates: 1885-1995

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