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Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection

Identifier: IWA1347
Scope and Contents The Aime Wichtendahl oral history collection consists of the recording and transcript of one oral history interview conducted with Wichtendahl by Kate Orazem in 2023. The collection also contains a business card and a button representing Wichtendahl's campaign promotional materials.In her oral history interview, Wichtendahl discusses the development of her political beliefs, campaigns, and her experiences as a city councilor for Hiawatha, Iowa. Municipal topics covered in the interview include the passage of a higher minimum wage for Linn County in 2017, zoning and housing development, and strategies Wichtendahl used to lower property taxes while maintaining service levels in her community. Wichtendahl also narrates her personal biography, including reflections on growing up trans in an Iowa Christian family, memories of political awakening, her coming-out process, her divorce, and parenthood. She provides her analysis of anti-trans legislation in Iowa in the 2020s and...
Dates: 2023

Ben F. Jensen Papers

Identifier: MsC0147

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, subject files, legislative records, and speeches relating to his career in the Congress.

Dates: 1939-1964

Carolyn Pendray papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1150

First woman elected to the Iowa General Assembly, representing Jackson County in both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate.

Dates: 1932

Edgar H. Bittle Papers

Identifier: MsC1219

Materials relating to Edgar Bittle's legislative career from 1973-1976. These materials provide insight into republican activism during the 19060s and 1970s, specifically concerning Iowa's public employee collective bargaining law.

Dates: 1960-1979

Fred Schwengel Papers

Identifier: MsC0456

This collection is comprised of the papers of Iowa Representative Fred Schwengel.

Dates: 1940-1993; Majority of material found within 1960-1979

Frederick Elliott Biermann Papers

Identifier: MsC0128

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, and campaign material relating to his years in the Congress.

Dates: 1932-1968

Gladys Nelson papers

Identifier: IWA0662

Republican Iowa legislator from 1950 to 1956 and former president of the League of Women Voters of Iowa.

Dates: 1938-1995

Harold E. Hughes Gubernatorial Papers

Identifier: MsC0385

Governor and U.S. Senator from Iowa. Gubernatorial and senatorial office files relating to his political career.

Dates: 1962-1975

Henry C. Wallace Papers

Identifier: MsC0179

Second editor of Wallaces' Farmer; appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by Warren Harding (1921-1924). Member of exec. committee of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Association. Arranged in broad subject categories. The correspondence arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1904-1930

Irene and Jose Guzman papers

Identifier: IWA0870

Photographs and slides pertaining to the Guzman's role in the Migrant Action Program in Mason City, Iowa.


Photographs and slides available in the Iowa Digital Library.

Dates: 1963-1979

Janette Ryan-Busch papers

Identifier: IWA0675

Organic farmer and activist from Johnson County, Iowa.

Dates: 1989-2006

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

Jo Ann Zimmerman papers

Identifier: IWA0351

Elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1982 and in 1986, she became the first woman Lieutenant Governor of Iowa.

Dates: 1958-1995

Joann Orr papers

Identifier: IWA0807

State senator from 1972 to 1980 from Grinnell, Iowa.

Dates: 1969-2017

Katherine Mull Falvey Zastrow papers

Identifier: IWA0052

State representative from 1958 to 1964 and the first woman elected to Charles City Council, 1970.

Dates: 1927-1995

Milo Reno Papers

Identifier: MsC0044

Farm leader. Correspondence, typescripts of speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating primarily to the activities of the National Farmers' Holiday Association and to state Farmers' Holiday associations.

Dates: 1927-1959; Majority of material found in 1933

Mona Kadel Martin papers

Identifier: IWA0835

Mona Martin (1934- ) served in the Iowa House of Representatives from Scott County from 1993-2001.

Dates: 1992-2009

Patricia Harper papers

Identifier: IWA0510

Iowa State Representative and Senator who served in the legislature from 1987 to 2002.

Dates: 1986-2003

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) records

Identifier: IWA0857

Sexual abuse response and advocacy center established in in Iowa City in 1973 to serve located the University of Iowa community and surrounding counties.

Dates: 1971-2010

Roberta Till-Retz papers

Identifier: IWA0802

Research and educational materials of activist and labor educator Roberta Till-Retz.

Dates: 1970-2006

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