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A. Louise Mays papers

 Collection
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,...
Dates: 1939-1997

Adelia M. Hoyt papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0844
Abstract

Photos and a memoir written by a blind woman who helped establish the Iowa Home for Sightless Women in Des Moines.

Dates: 1915-2011

Bonnie Kern papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0797
Abstract

Iowa author who was a victim of sexual and physical abuse, served time in prison and later placed into Iowa's work release program.



Arrangement

Bonnie Kern's book, Proclivity, is shelved in the printed works collection in IWA.

Dates: 1945 - 2014

Cheryl Britton papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0873
Abstract

Career nurse and avid traveler who grew up in Dedham, Iowa and Des Moines.

Dates: 1890-2003

Edna Means papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0171
Abstract

Characterist and dramatic reader, and chatauqua performer from Tama, Iowa organized her own talent agency.



Arrangement

A gift copy of James W. Foley's, Some one like you (1915), presented to Means by Elias Day in 1936, has been removed to the printed works collection and cataloged separately.

Dates: 1908-1986

Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0029
Abstract

Columnist for the Des Moines Tribune, the Des Moines Register, and Better Homes and Gardens.

Dates: 1925-1982

Florence Vallejo Terronez papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0577
Abstract

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

Dates: 1913-2006

Gwendolyn Fowler papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0365
Abstract

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

Dates: 1905-1996

Mary Ankeny Hunter papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0097
Abstract

Secretary, vice-president, and then president of the Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission in the 1920s and 1930s. Hunter was a peace activist, prohibitionist, and Red Cross worker during World War I.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1940

Mary Elizabeth Wood papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0262
Abstract

Social worker and the first African American woman in the United States to be named executive director of a greater metropolitan YWCA.

Dates: 1920-1998

Shloss and Mannheimer Families papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0334
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1896-1986

Swope and DeLand Families papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0391
Abstract

Family papers and subject files concerning women artists, women writers, and peace activism in Northwest Iowa.

Dates: 1876-1998

Vina Thorpe papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0253
Abstract

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

Dates: 1893-1995

Wallace Women History Project

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0403
Abstract

Transcripts of 13 oral history interviews describe the experiences of the Henry Wallace family in Iowa.

Dates: 1974-1994

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Bryn Mawr College 1
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Carr, Martha Ashby 1
Chong, Peggy 1
Coffin, Winnie 1
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Frankel, Babette Scheuerman 1
Glickman, Miriam Wijkman 1
Goad family 1
Highland Park College (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Holmes, Marjorie, 1910- 1
Hoyt, Adelia M., 1865- 1
Hunter, Mary Ankeny, 1870- 1
Iowa Home for Sightless Women (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Iowa Maternal Health League 1
Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa. Department of Agriculture 1
Kausch, Lani 1
Kearney, Barbara DeLand 1
Kern, Bonnie, 1945- 1
Lederer and Strauss and Company 1
Mannheimer family 1
Mannheimer, Eugene Max, 1880-1952 1
Mannheimer, Irma Shloss, 1890-1974 1
Mays, A. Louise, 1914- 1
McLay, Angus 1
McLay, Annabelle J. 1
Means, Edna, 1887-1979 1
Metcalf, Donald 1
Mikels family 1
Mikels, Lyman 1
Milloy, Nancy Ashby 1
Morado family 1
Mount Ararat Baptist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 1
Noun, Louise R. 1
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Roberts, Clyde L. 1
Roberts, Clyde Leslie 1
Roberts, Dora Belle 1
Shloss family 1
Shloss, Max 1
Shloss, Rose Scheuerman 1
Swope family 1
Swope, Howard 1
Swope, Jessie West 1
Swope, Sarah Jane Buell, 1841-1918 1
Terronez, Florence Vallejo, 1924- 1
Thorpe Publications (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Thorpe, Ray, -1961 1
Thorpe, Vina, 1906- 1
United States. Foreign Service 1
University of Chicago 1
University of Iowa. College of Pharmacy 1
University of Iowa. School of Social Work 1
Vallejo family 1
Vallejo, Julio R. 1
Vallejo, Martina Morado 1
Wallace Women History Project 1
Wallace family 1
Warner, Betty Ann 1
Western College for Women 1
White family 1
Wijkman, Ruth Wallace 1
Wood, Mary Elizabeth, 1902- 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 1
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. 1
Zamojska-Hutchins, Danuta 1
Zwart, Elizabeth Clarkson, 1904-1983 1
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