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Iowa Women's Archives

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.

  • Celebrating 20 Years ~ 1992-2012
  • Geographic locations of Iowa Women's Archives collections
  • Equal Rights Amendment rally, circa 1980
  • Members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1924
  • Letters from labor activist Pearl McGill to her family in Grandview, Iowa, 1911-1912
  • Bird watching,1950s (Shirley Briggs Papers)
  • Women's basketball team, State University of Iowa, 1914
Celebrating 20 Years ~ 1992-20122 Geographic locations of Iowa Women's Archives collections3 Equal Rights Amendment rally, circa 19804 Members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in Des Moines, Iowa, circa 19245 Letters from labor activist Pearl McGill to her family in Grandview, Iowa, 1911-19126 Bird watching,1950s (Shirley Briggs Papers)7 Women's basketball team, State University of Iowa, 19148
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