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Des Moines (Iowa)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf: Library Of Congress Name Authority File

Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:

John MacVicar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MsC0051
Abstract

Record of expenditures for a farm located on Muscatine Island.

Dates: 1881-1952

Josie Thurston papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0514
Abstract

Journalist who worked for the Des Moines Register between 1947 and 1957 and was later a freelance writer.

Dates: 1893-1990

Julie Litchfield Tallman papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0285
Abstract

High school and college student from Des Moines, Iowa, who was a talented golfer and musician.

Dates: 1955-1995

June Parker Goldman papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0227
Abstract

Japanese-American woman who was a member of the Know Your Neighbor panel in Des Moines in the 1960s.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1964

Katherine Stroud papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0420
Abstract

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

Dates: 1940-2001

Kathleen Wood Laurila papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0458
Abstract

Iowa activist involved in the peace movement as well energy conservation and environmental protection coalitions.

Dates: 1956-1999

Katy Gammack papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0749
Abstract

Multi-client lobbyist, co-publisher of "Money and Politics Iowa," and an advocate for women's rights.

Dates: 1976-2007

League of Women Voters, Metropolitan Des Moines records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0243
Abstract

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

Lillian Moore Scales papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0292
Abstract

Estherville, Iowa-born homemaker and teacher who was active in literary, political, and religious groups in Des Moines.

Dates: 1938-1991

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: 1926-2018

Lucia Thorne papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0894
Abstract

Professional singer from Clinton, Iowa who was a featured vocalist on WHO Des Moines radio for fifteen years in the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1943-1957

Margaret Atherton Bonney papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0313
Abstract

Bonney's research files include Iowa suffragist Mary Jane Coggeshall, scientist Mary Louise Putnam, physician Jennie McCowen, and pioneer evangelist and minister, Abner Kneeland

Dates: 1810-1992

Margaret McCollum papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0143
Abstract

Des Moines resident who was a leader in women's organizations including American Mother's Inc., PTA and AAUW.

Dates: 1942-2008

Marguerite Cothorn papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0402
Abstract

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

Dates: 1928-1995

Marlene Booth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0447
Abstract

Jewish independent filmmaker raised in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dates: 1951- 2009

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 Brubaker papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0590
Abstract

Des Moines television reporter and producer. The papers include materials about Brubaker's grandmother who worked for the Des Moines Police Department in the 1920s and 1930s.



Arrangement

One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1999

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 Grefe papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0186
Abstract

Educator, social activist, politician and businesswoman who was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1980.

Dates: 1943-1997

Mary Jane Odell papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0056
Abstract

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

Dates: 1936-2002