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University of Iowa Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives

100 Main Library
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu

Fax: 319-335-5068

Phone: 319-335-5068

Repository URL: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/index.html External Link

Repository code: iau

Repository description (extant): The Iowa Women's Archives holds more than 1100 manuscript collections that chronicle the lives and work of Iowa women, their families, and their communities. These personal papers and organizational records date from the nineteenth century to the present. Together with oral histories, they document the activities of Iowa women throughout the state and beyond its borders. The Iowa Women's Archives is open to the public.

[. . . ] The Archives fulfills its mission by collecting and making available primary sources about the history of Iowa women from all walks of life. It undertakes a robust outreach program to gather and preserve the history of groups underrepresented in archives. Through its programs and online resources, the Iowa Women's Archives serves a broad audience ranging from students and scholars to the general public.

Repository Notes (CRHP): The Iowa Women's Archives has a robust online presence, with hundreds of finding aids linked electronically to subject area guides. See, for instance, "Collections relating to African American women": http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/Topical_holdings_lists/AAhold.html. A copy is attached as an upload. The Archives is located on the third floor of the Main Library of the University of Iowa.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Frances Hawthorne papers
Giving voice to their memories: oral histories of African American Women in Iowa
Verda Williams papers
Aldeen Davis papers
Edna Griffin papers
Dora E. Mackay papers
Esther J. Walls papers

 

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