Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 20 of 20

Betty Jean Clark papers

Identifier: IWA0153

Iowa legislator from 1976 to 1990.

Dates: 1935-1994

Carolyn "Kay" Bucksbaum papers

Identifier: IWA0591

Civic activist involved in the Jewish community, the Des Moines symphony, the League of Women Voters, and the Proteus Club.

Dates: 1949-1998

Charlene Conklin papers

Identifier: IWA0004

Member of the Iowa House of Representatives,1967 to 1969, and the Iowa Senate, 1969 to 1973.

Dates: 1954-1981

Elaine Szymoniak papers

Identifier: IWA0166

Iowa State senator, Des Moines City Council member, and hearing and speech consultant.

Dates: 1974-2004

Elizabeth Shaw papers

Identifier: IWA0026

Iowa state legislator from 1967 to 1977.


Topical files, arranged alphabetically, boxes 1-22; correspondence, boxes 23-30.

Dates: 1958-1977

ERA Iowa 1992 records

Identifier: IWA0305

Grassroots campaign initiated in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1991 to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Iowa constitution in the 1992 election.

Dates: 1980-1993

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

Katherine Stroud papers

Identifier: IWA0420

Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.

Dates: 1940-2001

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0243

This non-partisan group studied and acted upon the many local issues including the following: the council-manager form of city government, home rule for local and county government, reapportionment of legislative districts of the Iowa General Assembly, desegregation and integration of Des Moines public schools, and the need for affordable housing in the community.

Dates: 1936-1995

Louise Rosenfield Noun papers

Identifier: IWA0035

Feminist and civil liberties activist from Des Moines, Iowa, who was also an art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives.

Dates: 1926-2002

Marguerite Cothorn papers

Identifier: IWA0402

Social worker and political activist, who served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission from 1983 to 1984.

Dates: 1986-1994

Mary Jane Odell papers

Identifier: IWA0056

Television journalist and politician who served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1980 to 1986.

Dates: 1936-2002

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

National Organization for Women, Des Moines Chapter records

Identifier: IWA0014

Feminist activist organization records.

Dates: 1971-1987

Paula Watts Brown papers

Identifier: IWA0002

Civic leader in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1930-1974

Rosemary Sackett papers

Identifier: IWA0230

Lawyer and justice on Iowa Court of Appeals.

Dates: 1960-1996

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: 1969-1999

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa records

Identifier: IWA0751

Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman's suffrage.

Dates: 1874-2006

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Des Moines Chapter) records

Identifier: IWA0240

Members of the Des Moines chapter of WILPF studied government policy on nuclear testing, the draft , the war in Vietnam, and the arms race.  They held informational rallies and demonstrations and maintained a vigorous letter-writing campaign.

Dates: 1962-2008

Filtered By

  • Subject: Women X
  • Subject: Des Moines (Iowa) X
  • Subject: Women lawyers X
  • Language: English X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

20th century 15
Personal papers 15
Photographs 15
Speeches 11
Iowa 10
∨ more
Scrapbooks 7
2001-2010 6
Cultural artifacts 6
Political participation 6
Women -- Societies and clubs 6
Women in public life 6
1981-1990 5
Administrative records 5
Correspondence 5
Legislators 5
Political campaigns 5
Sound recordings 5
1971-1980 4
Equal rights amendments 4
Oral histories 4
Video recordings 4
Women 4
1991-2000 3
Abortion 3
Civic leaders 3
Pacifism 3
Peace 3
Social reformers 3
1961-1970 2
African American women 2
African American women -- Iowa 2
Authors 2
Awards 2
Chicago (Ill.) 2
Civil rights 2
Jewish women 2
Jewish women -- Iowa 2
Municipal government 2
Political candidates 2
Politicians 2
Women -- Suffrage -- Iowa 2
Women's rights 2
Aging 1
Antinuclear movement 1
Arms race 1
Art patrons 1
Attorneys general 1
Bisexuals 1
Black Hawk County (Iowa) 1
Campaign funds 1
Caucus 1
Children of deaf parents 1
Christmas cards 1
City council members 1
Civic improvement 1
Civil rights workers 1
College students 1
College teachers 1
Community activists 1
Community education 1
Deafness 1
Discrimination in employment 1
Drug abuse 1
Education 1
Educators 1
Elections 1
Equality before the law 1
Farm management 1
Farmers 1
Federal government 1
Feminism 1
Feminists 1
Gays 1
Government employees 1
Graduate students 1
Historic preservation 1
Human rights 1
Interviewing on television 1
Iowa City (Iowa) 1
Jews in public life 1
Judges 1
Knoxville (Iowa) 1
Lawyers 1
Le Mars (Iowa) 1
Leadership 1
Legislation 1
Lesbians 1
Liberty 1
Lieutenant governors 1
Local government 1
Mason City (Iowa) 1
Medical care 1
Municipal government by city manager 1
Newsletters 1
Noise control 1
Nuclear weapons 1
∧ less
Iowa. General Assembly. House of Representatives 3
Iowa. General Assembly. Senate 3
Republican Party (Iowa) 3
Democratic Party (Iowa) 2
Des Moines Art Center 2
∨ more
Drake University 2
League of Women Voters (Des Moines, Iowa) 2
Noun, Louise R. 2
Smith, Mary Louise 2
State University of Iowa 2
University of Iowa. Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives 2
Algona High School (Algona, Iowa) 1
American Association for the United Nations 1
American Patients Association 1
Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1
Association of Trial Lawyers of Iowa 1
Benedict Home (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Branstad, Terry E. 1
Brown, Paula Watts, 1909-1974 1
Bucksbaum, Carolyn 1
Bush, George, 1924- 1
Chicago Housing Authority 1
Chrysalis Foundation 1
Clark, Betty Jean, 1920-2005 1
Conklin, Charlene, 1929- 1
Conlin, Roxanne Barton, 1944- 1
Cothorn, Marguerite, 1909-1998 1
Des Moines Human Rights Commission 1
Des Moines Tutoring Center 1
ERA Iowa 1992 1
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 1
Griffin, Edna, 1909-2000 1
Grinnell College 1
Hansen, Robert 1
Health Planning Council of Central Iowa 1
Hutchison, Sherry 1
Iowa Abortion Rights Activists League. Steering Committee 1
Iowa Civil Liberties Union 1
Iowa Civil Rights Commission 1
Iowa Commission for Senior Citizens 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women 1
Iowa Court of Appeals 1
Iowa ERA Coalition 1
Iowa Health Systems Agency 1
Iowa Higher Education Task Force 1
Iowa Public Broadcasting Network 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa Women's Political Caucus 1
Iowa. Attorney-General's Office 1
Iowa. Secretary of State 1
John Glenn Presidential Campaign 1
KRNT (Television station : Des Moines, Iowa) 1
League of Women Voters of Iowa 1
League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines 1
Loyal Temperance League 1
Magers, Jane 1
Morgan family 1
National Conference of Christians and Jews 1
National Federation of Republican Women 1
National Organization for Women. Des Moines Chapter 1
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 1
O'Dea, Suzanne, 1950- 1
Odell family 1
Odell, John 1
Odell, Mary Jane, 1923-2010 1
Planned Parenthood Federation of America 1
President's Commission for the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations 1
Proteus Club 1
Ray, Robert D., 1928- 1
Reagan, Ronald 1
Republican National Committee (U.S.) 1
Republican National Committee (U.S.). Women's Division 1
Republican National Convention 1
Republican National Convention (31st : 1976 : Kansas City, Mo.) 1
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 1
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 1
Rosenfield family 1
Sackett, Rosemary, 1940- 1
Shaw, Elizabeth, 1923- 1
Smith, Elmer M. 1
Stroud, Katherine, 1913-1996 1
Stroud, Theodore 1
Szymoniak, Elaine, 1920-2009 1
Terrace Hill Society 1
Total Abstinence Union (Denison, Iowa) 1
United Nations Association of the United States of America. Iowa Division 1
United Nations. Population Commission 1
United States Commission on Civil Rights 1
United States Institute of Peace 1
United States. District Attorney (Iowa : Southern District) 1
United Way of Greater Des Moines 1
University of Chicago 1
Veterans Administration Hospital (Iowa City, Iowa) 1
Veterans Administration Hospital (Knoxville, Iowa) 1
WSNS (Television station : Chicago, Illinois) 1
Walton, Gertrude 1
White, Maude Esther, 1913-2003 1
Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898 1
Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa 1
∧ less