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African American women

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcsh: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Aldeen Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0279
Abstract

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

Dates: 1954-1995

Archie L. Greene papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0296
Abstract

Writer and volunteer who earned a doctorate in English from the University of Iowa while living with spinocerebellar degeneration.

Dates: 1963-1998

Arlene Morris papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0276
Abstract

Clinical psychologist and University of Iowa alumna who was a member of the Des Moines Know Your Neighbor panel.

Dates: 1946-1996

Azalia Mitchell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0650
Abstract

Mitchell and her husband operated the Community Pharmacy in Des Moines for 25 years.

Dates: 1911-1988

Barbara M. Calderon papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0247
Abstract

Nursing administrator and first African-American public health nurse in Iowa.



Arrangement

Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1945-1968

Barbara Wommack papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0698
Abstract

Clubwoman and member of the Semper Fidelis Club in Davenport, Iowa.

Dates: 1990-2005

Bessie Wilkerson papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0320
Abstract

Former seamstress and long-time resident of Fort Madison, Iowa.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1994

Betty Jean Furgerson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0111
Abstract

Teacher, social worker, human rights commission director, and university regent from Waterloo.

Dates: 1921-2010

Betty Mae Page papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0281
Abstract

Waterloo, Iowa resident who served on Governor Ray's Commission on the Status of Women.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1969-1996

Billie D. Lloyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0705
Abstract

Social worker, community activist, and civic administrator who founded the Quad Cities Conference on Black Families, Inc.

Dates: 1957-1995

Booster Women's Club (Fort Madison, Iowa) records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0322
Abstract

Social and philanthropic club organized in 1947 by African American women in Fort Madison, Iowa

Dates: 1947-1998

Catherine Gayle Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0242
Abstract

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

Dates: 1910-1991

Cecile Cooper papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0006
Abstract

Civil rights worker in Davenport.

Dates: 1964-1998

Cherry Muhanji papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0366
Abstract

Writer, lesbian activist, and University of Iowa alumna.

Dates: 1984-2006

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

E. Marie Hawkins papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0333
Abstract

Iowa City elementary school teacher.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF; one videocassette [V133] shelved in videocassette collection.

Dates: 1991-1997

Edith Reed Atkinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0251
Abstract

Singer and radio-script editor from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Atkinson performed in a song-and-dance act with her brothers Wallace and Cecil Reed from 1935 to 1944.

Dates: 1935-1997

Edna Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0443
Abstract

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

Dates: 1948-2004

Elizabeth "Bettye" Crawford Tate papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0266
Abstract

Owner and operator of the Tate Arms, a boarding house for African American male students at the University of Iowa during the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1932-1999

Esther J. Walls papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0288
Abstract

Mason City, Iowa native and librarian who was the first African-American female student at University of Iowa elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Dates: 1860-1996