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Aldeen Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0279
Abstract

Muscatine, Iowa, newspaper columnist active in arts, civic, educational, and religious organizations.

Dates: 1954-1995

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

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

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

Geneva Southall papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0380
Abstract

Professor Emeritus of Afro-American Studies and Music at the University of Minnesota; University of Iowa alumna.

Dates: 1960-2004

Giving Voice to their Memories: Oral Histories of African American Women in Iowa

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0331
Abstract

Oral history project of the Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1997-1998

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

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

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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Berry, Dora Martin, 1937- 1
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Bolden, Louise, 1922- 1
Brewton, Frances 1
Brown, Geraldine 1
Carson, Frances 1
Coffin, Winnie 1
Cooper, Fannie Wilson 1
Davis, Aldeen 1
Davis, June, 1940- 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Phi Chapter (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Des Moines Suffrage Club 1
Des Moines Tutoring Center 1
Drake College of Pharmacy 1
Dungy, Madgetta, 1942- 1
Felton, Geraldene, 1926- 1
Fowler, Gwendolyn Wilson, 1907-1997 1
Franklin Book Programs, inc. 1
Furgerson, Betty Jean, 1927- 1
Griffin, Edna, 1909-2000 1
Griffin, Phyllis 1
Haralovich, Mary Beth 1
Harris, Gwendolene Barry 1
Hawthorne, Frances E. 1
Hickok, Kathy 1
Iowa Civil Rights Commission 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans 1
Iowa State University. Cooperative Extension Service 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa. Department of Agriculture 1
Iowa. Department of Social Services 1
James, Barbara 1
Johnson, Helen Warren, 1908- 1
Katz Drug Store (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Lawrence, Noah 1
Mackay, Dora E., 1915- 1
Marsh, Marjorie, 1913- 1
Mary Church Terrell Club (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Mason, Kären 1
Maxwell, Artice 1
Mount Ararat Baptist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1
Muscatine Federated Women's Club 1
Neal, Kathryn M. 1
Penny, Dianna, 1940- 1
Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
Semper Fidelis Federated Women's Club 1
Smith, David A. 1
Smith, Ruby, 1911- 1
Spencer, Bessie 1
State University of Iowa. School of Social Work 1
Stringer, C. Vivian 1
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 1
United States. Foreign Service 1
University of Iowa. College of Pharmacy 1
University of Minnesota 1
WOI-TV (Television station : Ames, Iowa) 1
Walls, Esther J., 1926- 1
White, Maude Esther, 1913-2003 1
Williams, Catherine Gayle, 1914- 1
Williams, Richard, -1995 1
Williams, Verda L. 1
Williams, Virginia Mackay 1
Wilson, Paul 1
Wing, Adrien Katherine 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 1
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