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Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.
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.
Civic activist involved in the Jewish community, the Des Moines symphony, the League of Women Voters, and the Proteus Club.
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives, 1965-1966, and the first Jewish woman elected to the Iowa Legislature.
Letters, photographs, and papers of an extended Jewish family that emigrated from Russia to Iowa in the nineteenth century.
Iowa legislator and community activist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Public servant, feminist activist, and poet from Davenport, Iowa.
Feminist and civil liberties activist from Des Moines, Iowa, who was also an art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.
Jewish independent filmmaker raised in Des Moines, Iowa.
Two generations of career women and homemakers in a Cedar Rapids family.
A collection of cookbooks and documents from Jewish women’s organizations in Iowa.
Community activist in civic and Jewish organizations in Iowa City, Iowa.
Nurse and community activist in Iowa City who, as a young Jewish woman, fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and emigrated to the United States.
An activist on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissidents (known as refuseniks) to help them leave the USSR for Israel and the U.S.
Prominent Des Moines families including Irma Mannheimer, her husband Rabbi Eugene Mannheimer of Temple B'nai Jeshurun, and her parents, Rose and Max Shloss—the owners of Lederer and Strauss and Company.