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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

Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus records

Identifier: IWA0734

Organized in 1973, members supported a number of feminist initiatives including economic equalty and the ERA.

Dates: 1973-1980

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

Elizabeth R. Miller papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0112

Farm woman and Republican state legislator from Marshalltown, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1972-1984

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

Legislative commission designed to study, protect, and advocate for the women of Iowa.

Dates: 1968-2013

Iowa ERA Coalition records

Identifier: IWA0011

Organization to promote passage of an Equal Rights Amendment to the Iowa and United States constitutions.

Dates: 1974-1981

Iowa Women Against the Equal Rights Amendment records

Identifier: IWA0018

Grassroots organization opposed to Iowa's ratification of the ERA to the Iowa and United States constitutions.

Dates: 1972-1980

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

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.

Dates: 1969-1993

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

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

League of Women Voters, 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

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Republican Party (Iowa) 8
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National Organization for Women. Iowa 3
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Iowa ERA Coalition 2
Iowa Women's Political Caucus 2
Iowa. General Assembly 2
Larsen, Sonja, 1941- 2
Metcalf, Janet, 1935- 2
Miller, Elizabeth R. (Elizabeth Ruby), 1905-1988 2
National Organization for Women. Dubuque Chapter 2
National Organization for Women. Johnson County-Iowa City Chapter 2
National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) 2
O'Dea, Suzanne, 1950- 2
Teaford, Jane, 1935- 2
Torrence-Laughlin, Janis, 1926-2014 2
Adams, Janet (1937-) 1
American Association for the United Nations 1
Anderson, Helen 1
Anderson, Margaret, 1928- 1
Anderson, Ruth Bluford, 1921-2013 1
Baxter, Elaine (1933-2021) 1
Beatty, Linda, 1942- 1
Black Hawk County Women's Political Caucus (Iowa) 1
Bloom, Amy 1
Bock, Lena Belle, 1904-2007 1
Boyd, Nancy Shimanek, 1947- 1
Brandt, Diane, 1938- 1
Buhr, Florence, 1933- 1
Bush, George, 1924- 1
Campaign to Add Women to the Iowa Constitution 1
Carl, Janet (1948-) 1
Carpenter, Dorothy, 1933-2011 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
Des Moines Human Rights Commission 1
Doderer, Minnette, 1923-2005 1
Donovan, Vergene 1
Dubuque Human Rights Commission (Dubuque, Iowa) 1
Dubuque Packing Company 1
Duitscher, Lucille Dreier, 1922- 1
ERA Iowa 1992 1
Eaton, Linda 1
Estes, Simon 1
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 1
Garman, Teresa, 1937- 1
Gentleman, Julia (1931-) 1
Goldsmith, Judith 1
Gregerson, Mary Pat, 1938- 1
Gruhn, Josephine, 1927- 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 Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO 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 Against the Equal Rights Amendment 1
Iowa Women's Caucus Research and Education Center 1
Iowa Women's Equality Campaign 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa's Women Legislators Oral Histories (Project) 1
Iowa. Supreme Court 1
Johnson County ERA Coalition (Johnson County, Iowa) 1
Juilliard School 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
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) 1
Metz, Katheryn Clancy 1
Miller, Karla 1
Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
Mullins, Sue B., 1936- 1
National Association of Counties 1
National Association of Women Judges (U.S.) 1
National Conference of Christians and Jews 1
National Federation of Republican Women 1
National Order of Women Legislators (U.S.) 1
National Organization for Women 1
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