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Aldeen Davis papers

Identifier: IWA0279

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

Dates: 1954-1995

Bertha Korn Tucker papers

Identifier: IWA0434

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.

Dates: 1920-1999

Bettie McKenzie papers

Identifier: IWA0136

Community activist from Red Oak, Iowa.

Dates: 1870-2005

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

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

Identifier: IWA0242

Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.

Dates: 1910-1991

Catherine Lewis papers

Identifier: IWA0217

Interviews and field reports prepared by Lewis for the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklore.

Dates: 1995

Dale McCormick papers

Identifier: IWA0513

Carpenter and activist for women in non-traditional jobs.

Dates: 1958-1997

Dora E. Mackay papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0248

African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.


One folder, shelved in SCVF; one audiocassette [AC1109] shelved in audiocassette collection.

Dates: 1932-2006

Dorothy Clark papers

Identifier: IWA0780

Methodist Episcopal deaconess who later worked with the Mahaska County Historical Society to found the Nelson Pioneer Farm in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Dates: 1850-1994

Edna Griffin papers

Identifier: IWA0443

Civil rights activist, later known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa.

Dates: 1948-2004

Elizabeth Miller Richards papers

Identifier: IWA0737

Politician and women's rights activist from Red Oak, Iowa,who ran for Iowa state representative in 1966.

Dates: 1929-1996

Esther Sietmann Warner Dendel papers

Identifier: IWA0301

Author and artist from Laurel, Iowa.

Dates: 1922-1996

Esther Thornhill papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0254

Ida Grove, Iowa mother and homemaker who worked at a hatchery and at a hamburger shop before marrying.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1956-1996

Florence Vallejo Terronez papers

Identifier: IWA0577

The family came to Horton, Kansas, from Mexico in 1910 and moved to West Des Moines in 1941.

Dates: 1913-2006

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

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

Identifier: IWA0331

Oral history project of the Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1997-1998

Gladys Talcott Rife papers

Identifier: IWA0284

Mt. Vernon, Iowa high school teacher who later owned and directed The Depot Museum in Fayette County, Iowa.

Dates: 1920-2002

Helene Scriabine papers

Identifier: IWA0080

Author and Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of Iowa, who emmigrated to the United States after surviving the siege of Leningrad in 1941.

Dates: 1940-1996

Her Own Story: Ten Benton County Women

Identifier: IWA0134

Project of the Vinton, Iowa, American Association of University Women.

Dates: 1984-1992

James A. Van Allen Papers

Identifier: RG99.0142
Scope and Contents Student records in advisee files are restricted. THE JAMES A. VAN ALLEN PAPERS, 1938-1990, chronicle the professional career in upper atmosphere research, space physics research, and academia of Dr. James Van Allen; and document how the shifting research trends affected the career of one scientist. This substantial collection includes papers created or consolidated by Dr. Van Allen excluding those connected to his tenure as Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa. The Van Allen Papers (The Papers) encompass a multitude of topics from early upper atmospheric research in the 1950s, using balloons, to spacecraft missions to the outer planets in the 1970s; from the unofficial post-World War II V-2 Panel in the mid 1940s to the creation of NASA in 1958; and from his advice to students and to presidents. In addition, Van Allen's membership on numerous planning and advisory committees, documented in this collection, complement the technical record...
Dates: 1938-1990

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Burrows, Bess, 1895- 1
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Cadoret, Jeanne 1
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism 1
Carson, Frances 1
Central Methodist Episcopal Church (Oskaloosa, Iowa) 1
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 1
Charleton, Gwyn 1
Christensen, Jeanne, 1938- 1
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Christian Children's Fund 1
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Clark, Dorothy, 1900-1986 1
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Dendel, Esther Warner, 1910-2002 1
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Denwar Ceramics 1
Depot Museum (Fayette County, Iowa) 1
Des Moines Human Rights Commission 1
Displaced Homemakers Network 1
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Dungy, Madgetta, 1942- 1
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Explorer I (Artificial satellite) 1
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Felton, Geraldene, 1926- 1
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Frederick County Human Relations Commission (Frederick County, Iowa) 1
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Garst, Mary 1
Geiger, Nira, 1901- 1
Geiken, Freida, 1895- 1
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