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Asian American Coalition Records

Identifier: RG02.0003.052
Scope and Contents

The Asian American Coalition collection primarily documents the first ten years of the organization’s existence from 1998 to 2008 with a smaller percentage of documents being from after 2009 to 2014. The collection contains documents such as the founding constitution, an issues paper which laid out why the organization was necessary, internal emails between the original student leaders which highlight their goals as an organization, communications with the University administration where they expressed many of their demands to the University, fliers and meeting notes for the various events they hosted on campus and in the community, and early newspaper coverage of the organization from the Daily Iowan.

Dates: 1998 - 2014

Bill Whittaker papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1092

"The Abolitionist and the Fashion Editor: Walter Hoyt and Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd," by William Whittaker, submitted to "The Annals of Iowa."

Dates: 2003

Cherry Muhanji papers

Identifier: IWA0366

Writer, lesbian activist, and University of Iowa alumna.

Dates: 1984-2006

Dorothy Schramm papers

Identifier: IWA0183

Human rights advocate from Burlington, Iowa who was active in local and international issues, particularly UNA-USA and the League of Women Voters.

Dates: 1938-2006

Eric Morton Civil Rights Papers

Identifier: MsC0999

Papers of an organizer for the Freedom Summer.

Dates: 1964-2008

FBI Investigation of the Lemuel A. Penn Murder Papers

Identifier: MsC0507

Obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act in 1999, these papers document the FBI's investigation into the murder of Lemuel A. Penn. Ku Klux Klan members who murdered him were the first persons convicted under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dates: 1964-1967

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

Identifier: IWA0365

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

Dates: 1905-1996

Harry Harper Papers

Identifier: MsC0365

Physician and civil rights leader in Fort Madison, IA. Correspondence, speeches, biographical and autobiographical materials, and subject files document both his career and his Civil Rights activism.

Dates: 1946-1985

Jane Elliott papers

Identifier: IWA0832

Riceville, Iowa schoolteacher and anti-racism activist who pioneered diversity training with her famous "Blue Eyed, Brown Eyed" exercise

Dates: 1968-2011

Lisa Nakashima papers

Identifier: IWA1321

YWCA of Greater Des Moines and Racial Justice Committee board member.

Dates: 1903 - 2004

North Carolina Civil Rights Photocopy Collection

Identifier: MsC1045
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Civil Rights Photocopy Collection contains photocopies from another university ranging from 1952 to 1990 which were used by a student and then given to the University of Iowa's Special Collections and University Archives department.This collection contains photocopies of newspaper clippings from the The Carolina Times documenting the boycott of local businesses in Durham, North Carolina. Led by the African-American community during the 1960s, the community worked towards applying economic pressure and organizing towards getting rid of segregation and other racist institutions in order to create more equitable conditions. The collection also includes photocopies from a number of other mainstream and local magazines and newspapers related to: opposition of full integration in schools by C.P. Ellis, president of the Durham chapter of the United Klans of America and cochair of the Save Our Schools (S.O.S.) project; demonstrations throughout North...
Dates: 1952-1990

Women Against Racism Committee (Iowa City, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0364

Multiethnic group founded in 1981 by women from the University of Iowa.

Dates: 1981-1998

Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) records

Identifier: IWA0151

Women's center established in 1970 to serve the university and community.

Dates: 1960-2006

Young Women's Resource Center (Des Moines, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0048

This local organization's goal was to, educate, and empower young women in the Greater Des Moines area through counseling and other programs.

Dates: 1975-2015

YWCA of Greater Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0167

The records are arranged in eight series: Administrative records, Financial records, Publicity, Branches and clubs, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Artifacts, and 1998 Accession.

Dates: 1885-1995

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