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Arlene Morris papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0276
Abstract

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

Dates: 1946-1996

Azalia Mitchell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0650
Abstract

Mitchell and her husband operated the Community Pharmacy in Des Moines for 25 years.

Dates: 1911-1988

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract

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

Dates: 1910-1991

Dora E. Mackay papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0248
Abstract

African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF; one audiocassette [AC1109] shelved in audiocassette collection.

Dates: 1932-2006

Edna Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0443
Abstract

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

Dates: 1948-2004

Frances Hawthorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0473
Abstract

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

Geraldene Felton papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0330
Abstract

Professor and former dean of the University of Iowa College of Nursing.



Arrangement

Two books that mention Felton and her achievements in nursing are filed in the printed work collection of the Iowa Women's Archives: Complete in All Its Parts: Nursing Education at the University of Iowa, 1898-1998 by Lee Anderson and Kathy Penningroth (1998) and The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1864-1994 by M. Elizabeth Carnegie (1995).

Dates: 1951-2004

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0365
Abstract

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

Dates: 1905-1996

Jean Berry papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0297
Abstract

Des Moines-based artist.

Dates: 1989-2000

Lillian Moore Scales papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0292
Abstract

Estherville, Iowa-born homemaker and teacher who was active in literary, political, and religious groups in Des Moines.

Dates: 1938-1991

Marguerite Cothorn papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0402
Abstract

Social worker and political activist, who served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission from 1983 to 1984.

Dates: 1986-1994

Mary Elizabeth Wood papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0262
Abstract

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

Maude Esther White papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0196
Abstract

Founder of the Des Moines Tutoring Center, and Iowa's first Affirmative Action administrator from 1973 to 1978.

Dates: 1957-1996

Penny Furgerson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0280
Abstract

Native of India who founded the Gateway Dance Theatre, a Des Moines-based company specializing in multiethnic dance.

Dates: 1957-2006

Sarilda Phillips papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0671
Abstract

Mississippi schoolteacher who was forced into retirement in 1956 following desegregation.

Dates: 1913-1986

Verda Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0137
Abstract

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

Dates: 1965-2004

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Mary Church Terrell Club (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
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Maxwell, Artice 1
Mississippi State Board of Education 1
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