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A. Louise Mays papers

Identifier: IWA0645
Abstract Social worker and University of Iowa professor. Arrangement There are three videocassettes in the collection. "The Road Not Taken: A Retrospective" and "80th Birthday Party" (1994) VHS and 8mm. These two videocassettes are identical except for their format. They both represent a video version of Mays's scrapbook, including photographs not contained in Mays's papers,followed by filmed footage from her eightieth birthday party on June 4, 1994."At Arm's Length" and "Raw Footage of Louise Mays" (1992) VHS. This videocassette includes a documentary on aging in Iowa, produced by Mary Frances Evans, in which Mays participated. It is followed by the unedited interview with Mays. Other persons featured on the videotape are: Estelle Alleman, Margaret Allen, Betty Atwater, Margaret Bastian, MaryEllen Buck, Robert Buck, Eileen Dawson, King Dawson, Venita Ellison, B. J.Fedler, Harold Forrester, Mildred Forrester, Helen Gore, Wayne...
Dates: 1939-1997

Carol Hodne papers

Identifier: IWA0488

Iowa farm activist who served as the first executive director of the North American Farm Alliance during the farm crisis of the 1980s.

Dates: 1921-2005

Frances Hawthorne papers

Identifier: IWA0473

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

Helen Gunderson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0286

Papers include photographs of 1995 suffrage parade and Iowa ERA rallies.


Two folders, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V339] shelved in videocassette collection.

Dates: 1994-2004

Jean Berry papers

Identifier: IWA0297

Des Moines-based artist.

Dates: 1989-2000

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

Joan Vander Naald Egenes papers

Identifier: IWA0332

Des Moines-born clubwoman, community leader, businesswoman, and Republican Party activist.

Dates: 1966-1997

Kathleen Wood Laurila papers

Identifier: IWA0458

Iowa activist involved in the peace movement as well energy conservation and environmental protection coalitions.

Dates: 1956-1999

Marlene Booth Papers

Identifier: IWA0447

Jewish independent filmmaker raised in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1951- 2009

Mary Louise Smith papers

Identifier: IWA0027

First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1925-1997

Maude Esther White papers

Identifier: IWA0196

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

Dates: 1957-1996

Penny Furgerson papers

Identifier: IWA0280

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

Dates: 1957-2006

Phylliss Henry papers

Identifier: IWA0044

First woman assigned to patrol duty on the Des Moines police force, serving from 1972 to 1982.

Dates: 1971-2004

Roxanne Barton Conlin papers

Identifier: IWA0005

Attorney and political activist who co-founded the Iowa Women's Political Caucus and was appointed Federal Prosecutor in 1977.

Dates: 1969-1998

Sister Gwen Hennessey papers

Identifier: IWA0491

Franciscan nun sentanced to six months in federal prison for trespassing at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Dates: 2000-2005

Sue Follon papers

Identifier: IWA0813

Educational administrator and Executive Director of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women.

Dates: 1980-1998

Verda Williams papers

Identifier: IWA0137

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

Dates: 1965-2004

Vina Thorpe papers

Identifier: IWA0253

Des Moines newspaper columnist and editor who ran Thorpe Publications with her husband.

Dates: 1893-1995

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