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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, 1994....
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

Bertha Korn Tucker papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0434
Abstract 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

Betty Boller oral history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0290
Abstract Des Moines wife and mother who worked as a secretary during World War II.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.
Dates: 1999

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

Carol Hodne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0488
Abstract 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

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.
Dates: 1910-1991

Dora E. Mackay papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0248
Abstract African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF; one audiocassette [AC1109] shelved in audiocassette collection.
Dates: 1932-2006

Edna Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0443
Abstract Civil rights activist, later known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa.
Dates: 1948-2004

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

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

Frances Hawthorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0473
Abstract 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

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

Helen Gunderson papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0286
Abstract Papers include photographs of 1995 suffrage parade and Iowa ERA rallies.

Arrangement Two folders, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V339] shelved in videocassette collection.
Dates: 1994-2004

Jo Ann Zimmerman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0351
Abstract Elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1982 and in 1986, she became the first woman Lieutenant Governor of Iowa.
Dates: 1958-1995

Louise Rosenfield Noun papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0035
Abstract 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

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

Mary Louise Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0027
Abstract 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

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0196
Abstract Founder of the Des Moines Tutoring Center, and Iowa's first Affirmative Action administrator from 1973 to 1978.
Dates: 1957-1996

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American Association for the United Nations 1
Ashby, Rhoda 1
Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 1
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Beth El Jacob Synagogue (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Boller, Betty, 1924- 1
Bonham, Catherine 1
Branstad, Terry E. 1
Brewton, Frances 1
Brown, Geraldine 1
Bruggmann, Charles 1
Bruggmann, Dominique 1
Bruggmann, Sibylle 1
Bucklew, Jeanette, 1946- 1
Bush, George, 1924- 1
Carlson, Agnes Bollesen 1
Carr, Martha Ashby 1
Carson, Frances 1
Chong, Peggy 1
Christensen, Jeanne, 1938- 1
Chrysalis Foundation 1
Coffin, Barbara, 1941- 1
Coffin, Winnie 1
Cooper, Fannie Wilson 1
Cullen, Bill, 1920-1990 1
DeLand family 1
DeLand, Ida Sherman 1
DeLand, Mary Lurene Swope, 1896-1978 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 1
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Phi Chapter (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
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Des Moines (Iowa). Police Department 1
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Des Moines Human Rights Commission 1
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Drake College of Pharmacy 1
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Godwin, Trula, 1940-2002 1
Griffin, Edna, 1909-2000 1
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Harris, Gwendolene Barry 1
Hawthorne, Frances E. 1
Hennessey, Dorothy Marie 1
Hennessey, Gwen, Sister, 1932-2008 1
Hickok, Kathy 1
Highland Park College (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Hodne, Carol 1
Holmes, Marjorie, 1910- 1
Horton, Loren N. 1
Hoyt, Adelia M., 1865- 1
Hunter, Mary Ankeny, 1870- 1
Iowa Abortion Rights Activists League. Steering Committee 1
Iowa Civil Liberties Union 1
Iowa Civil Rights Commission 1
Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans 1
Iowa ERA Coalition 1
Iowa Health Systems Agency 1
Iowa Home for Sightless Women (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Iowa State University. Cooperative Extension Service 1
Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission 1
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame 1
Iowa Women's Political Caucus 1
Iowa. Department of Agriculture 1
Iowa. Department of Social Services 1
Iowa. General Assembly. House of Representatives 1
Katz Drug Store (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Kausch, Lani 1
Kearney, Barbara DeLand 1
Kern, Bonnie, 1945- 1
Korn family 1
Korn, Samuel 1
Lawrence, Noah 1
League of Women Voters (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
Lessmeier, Mary Jo, 1952- 1
Lynch, Deborah 1
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Marsh, Marjorie, 1913- 1
Mary Church Terrell Club (Des Moines, Iowa) 1
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Maxwell, Artice 1
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Meyer, Ann J., 1954- 1
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