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Adelia St. John Gates papers

 Collection — other: Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0728
Abstract

Graduate of Genesee College in New York who moved to Waterloo, Iowa as a bride.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1863-1865

Alice Kelley papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0485
Abstract

University of Iowa graduate who worked as a secretary. The papers mainly consist of the diaries she kept from 1926-2002.

Dates: 1888-2005

Alma Erickson Swanson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0454
Abstract

Swedish farm woman whose three children became academics during the 1930s and 1940s.

Dates: 1897-2000

Almira Safely Rutledge papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0068
Abstract

Early, Iowa, wife and mother.

Dates: 1885-1950

Arlene Gardner Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0411
Abstract

Rural Mt. Ayr, Iowa woman who worked in local homes as a washerwoman and housekeeper.

Dates: 1912-1999

Basilisa Herrera papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0868
Abstract

Mexican immigrant to Iowa in the 1910s, member of the Cook's Point community in Davenport, and matriarch of a large family.

Dates: 1924-2003

Bernice Zimmer papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0876
Abstract

Diaries of an Iowa woman.

Dates: 1932-2010

Bertha Korn Tucker papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0434
Abstract

Writer and life-long student who was active in the Sisterhood (Jewish aid society) at the Beth El Jacob Synagogue in Des Moines and Hadassah, a national organization aiding disadvantaged Jews, primarily children.

Dates: 1920-1999

Bess Newcomer papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0663
Abstract

Appanoose County farmwoman, columnist, and Farm Bureau officer.

Dates: 1936-1978

Carrie Lindahl papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0638
Abstract

Rural Linn County banker who worked outside of the home from 1910s to 1960s.

Dates: 1875-2001

Catharine King Herr papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0172
Abstract

Farm wife who kept a diary from 1945 until her death in 1978.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1976-1978

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract

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

Dates: 1910-1991

Christine Dutson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0249
Abstract

Multi-volume memoir of a Mormon woman who was an educator, poet and advocate for the mentally ill.

Dates: 1954 - 2002

Clara Steen Skott papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0216
Abstract

Free-lance writer, home economics teacher, and civic leader who wrote articles and diaries concerning life in Iowa, China, and Wisconsin.

Dates: 1899-1994

Della Marie Koppenhaver papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0436
Abstract

Two reminiscences of Alice Tenley Hora, an Iowa farm woman, detailing farm life in the 1920s.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1958-1981

Edna Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0443
Abstract

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

Dates: 1948-2004

Elizabeth Buckwalter papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0916
Abstract

Diaries of farm and family life written by Elizabeth Buckwalter and her daughter Mary Jane Buckwalter in Scott County, Iowa from 1867-1878.

Dates: 1817-2013

Elizabeth Fagan Lynch memoir

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0465
Abstract

Teacher and farmer of Irish descent from Dubuque County, Iowa whose memoir is called, A Trunk and its Chips.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1991

Ellen Hanson Mason papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0820
Abstract

Diaries chronicle Ellen Hanson Mason's life on the family farm in rural northeast Iowa.

Dates: 1929-1994

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

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Atlantic High School (Atlantic, Iowa) 1
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Bruggmann, Charles 1
Bruggmann, Dominique 1
Bruggmann, Sibylle 1
Buckwalter, Elizabeth, 1817-1886 1
Buckwalter, Mary Jane, 1852- 1
Carlson, Agnes Bollesen 1
Carr, Martha Ashby 1
Cheek, Eugene Lloyd, 1953-1990 1
Christian Children's Fund 1
Clark, Dene 1
Clark, Esther Treptow, 1905-2004 1
Coggon Ladies' Literary Society (Coggon, Iowa) 1
Cranston, Derik 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Phi Chapter (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
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Dendel, Esther Warner, 1910-2002 1
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Denwar Ceramics 1
Displaced Homemakers Network 1
Door Opener (Mason City, Iowa) 1
Drake University 1
Ducommun, Minnie, 1906-1988 1
Dutson, Christine, 1954- 1
Edgewood Community Center (Iowa Falls, Iowa) 1
Ellen Hanson Mason, 1897- 1
Ellsworth Community College (Iowa Falls, Iowa) 1
Erickson family 1
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company 1
Fillers, Freddie 1
Franklin Book Programs, inc. 1
Frederick County Human Relations Commission (Frederick County, Iowa) 1
Gangestad, Rosa Knutson, 1867-1943 1
García, Inés, 1931-2009 1
García, Teresa 1
Garrity, Margaret 1
Garrity-Sandage Associates, Inc. 1
Gates, Adelia St. John, 1841-1874 1
Gates, John Cook, 1838-1917 1
Genesee College 1
Giddings, Marie, 1908- 1
Glickman, Miriam Wijkman 1
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Hall, Arlene Gardner, 1908-1999 1
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Hansen, Lorraine, 1920-1980 1
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Harris family 1
Harsha, Cathryn McCleery 1
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Henderson family 1
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Herr, Catharine King, 1885-1978 1
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Herrera, Basilisa, 1899-2003 1
Herrera, Primitivo, -1936 1
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Holden, Anson 1
Holden, Ida Bandfield 1
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Hora, Alice Tenley 1
Howard, Alice Hanson 1
Iowa Commission on Latino Affairs 1
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation 1
Iowa Governor's Commission on Health Care Costs 1
Iowa. Department of Social Services 1
Iowa. Supreme Court 1
Jack's Hamburger Shop (Ida Grove, Iowa) 1
Jones, Joe Allen 1
Jones, Virginia Shrauger, 1921- 1
Jongewaard, Jennie Ver Ploegh 1
Katz Drug Store (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Kausch, Lani 1
Keck family 1
Keck, Maude Barkley, 1883-1976 1
Keir family 1
Kelley, Alice 1
Kelley, Mary Louise 1
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Koppenhaver, Della Marie, 1904- 1
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Korn, Samuel 1
Kromminga, Maria Margaretha, 1874-1937 1
Lage, Gladys Moeller, 1912-2006 1
Lais, Leonore Evans 1
Larson, Helen, 1899-1996 1
Laughlin, Don, 1922- 1
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