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Family farmer, volunteer, and community activist who served on U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and the International Women's Year Commission.
Organic farmer and political activist who served as president of National Family Farm Coalition.
Human rights advocate from Burlington, Iowa who was active in local and international issues, particularly UNA-USA and the League of Women Voters.
First woman mayor of Iowa City, serving from 1922 to 1925.
The Commission addressed issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), abortion reform, daycare, equal pay for equal work, and sex discrimination in employment, insurance, and education. At the end of 1970, the GCSW reported two major legislative accomplishments: the passage of no-fault divorce laws and the addition of sex to the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965.
State legislator from Iowa City and president of the Iowa Peace Institute.
Iowa legislator and community activist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.
Native of Vietnam who became a teacher, school board member, and 1994 candidate for the Iowa senate.
Local branch of the national non-partisan League of Women Voters which seeks to promote political responsibility through educating and informing the public on selected governmental issues and promoting action on those issues.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the LWV of Muscatine conducted a number of studies on Muscatine county issues, including the ambulance 911 system, law enforcement, county courthouse space needs, alternative forms of county government, housing, education, land use, hazardous waste, local option tax, the U.S. Highway 61 Bypass, and the Muscatine fire station.
American Association of University Women member and advocate for women's issues including dual listings for married women in Iowa telephone directories.
1997 ACCESSION: Boxes 1-11
2007 ACCESSION: Boxes 12-41
2008 ACCESSION: Boxes 42-65
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.
Television journalist and politician who served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1980 to 1986.
Feminist and physical educator who was a strong proponent of the ERA and Title IX.
Teacher and world traveler who served in the New Hampshire legislature.
Mason City, Iowa-born civil rights activist, United States field representative for the Christian Children's Fund and director of program development for the National Organization on Disability.