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  • Place: United States -- Iowa
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    • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869

    • This large collection of diaries in manuscript form includes only four diaries by women. In her diary from 1846, Bathsheba Smith desscribes her journey to Utah in 1849, as well daily events in Utah in 1873. Emmeline Wells writes of her journey from...
    • Mormon women; Overland journeys to the Pacific; Travel; Women pioneers
    • United States -- Iowa; United States -- Montana; United States -- Utah
    • By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

    • Includes 908 posters from the Works Projects Administration. These posters publicized health programs (e.g., prenatal care); cultural programs (art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances); travel and tourism; educational programs; and...
    • Health and hygiene; History; New Deal, 1933-1939; Posters; Women; Works Projects Administration; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- California; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York; United States -- Ohio; United States -- Pennsylvania;
    • Quilt Index

    • This collection includes images (and documentation) of thousands of quilts from documentation projects, museums, libraries, and private collections. Search fields include pattern name, quilter, location made (state), and time period.
    • Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama; United States -- Arkansas; United States -- California; United States -- Florida; United States -- Georgia; United States -- Illinois; United States -- Indiana; United States -- Iowa; United States -- Kansas; United States...
    • Women's Suffrage in Iowa Digital Collection

    • In addition to photographs, histories, speeches, programs, and clippings, this collection includes the meeting minutes of such women's organizations as the Iowa Suffrage Association, the Iowa State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, the...
    • Women -- Suffrage
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Swan Johnson and Josephine Peterson Letters, Swenson Center

    • This collection includes the courtship letters from 1891 to 1892 between Swan Johnson, a student at the Augustana Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois and Josephine Peterson of Swede Bend, Iowa.
    • Courtship
    • United States -- Iowa -- Swede Bend
    • Evelyn Birkby Digital Collection

    • This collection documents Birkby's career as a newspaper columnist and radio personality. It includes promotional photographs from Birkby's career at KMA radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, audio excerpts from her radio program, and newspaper clippings from...
    • Homemakers; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States -- Iowa -- Shenandoah
    • Women Remember Drake

    • The 14 oral history interviews in this collection cover such topics as campus events, classes during the World War II era, and life after Drake. The site also includes a gallery of photographs.
    • Education (Higher); Women college students
    • United States -- Iowa
    • African American Women in Iowa Digital Collection

    • Includes a wide variety of primary sources from the Iowa Women's Archives, the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the University of Iowa Archive, and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Highlights include...
    • African American women; Societies and clubs; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Iowa Women's Archives Founders Digital Collection

    • This collection includes photographs and scrapbooks from the papers of Louise Noun (1908-2002) and Mary Louise Smith (1914-1997). Noun and Smith founded the Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992. Noun had leadership roles in League of Women...
    • Women political activists; Women social reformers
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Mildred Wirt Benson Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson (1905-2002) was the original author of the Nancy Drew mystery series. This digitial collection includes more than 250 items (e.g., correspondence, cover gallery, photographs] that document the career of this prolific writer.
    • Women authors
    • United States -- Iowa
    • World War II Iowa Press Clippings Digital Collection

    • These newspaper clippings document Iowa's war efforts at home and on abroad. The site provides a sample search for "Women's military activity," which retrieves more than 3000 records. The collection includes a large number of clippings about...
    • Naval Reserve -- Women's Reserve; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
    • United States -- Iowa
    • Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

    • Mildred Wirt Benson's memory book documents the author's college years at the University of Iowa in the 1920s. Also during this period, Althea "Bee" Moore's scrapbook offers the perspective of an African American student. Farm life and home...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Cookery; Girls; Home economics; Women college students; Women librarians
    • United States -- Iowa


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