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Iowa Women's Archives

IWA 25th Anniversary

Iowa Women's Archives 25th Anniversary: Every woman has a story - every girl has a voice

The Louise Noun – Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives opened to the public on October 28, 1992. The Archives celebrates 25 years of gathering and illuminating the history of Iowa women with a series of events and exhibitions in 2017/2018.


Coach Melba Gardemann and Whitten High School girls’ basketball team, 1930.

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

6-on-6 Basketball and the Legacy of Girls’ and Women’s Sport in Iowa
March 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019

An exhibition curated by University of Iowa American Studies faculty and Iowa Women’s Archives staff in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Hometown Teams exhibition.

RELATED EVENTS

Thursday, May 31, 5:30 pm      Wapello County Historical Museum, Ottumwa
Remembering 6-on-6: A History of Girls’ and Women’s Sport in Iowa
A talk by Jennifer Sterling, Sport Studies Faculty, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa.

Saturday, June 16, noon        Wapello County Historical Museum, Ottumwa
Gallery Talk: Remembering 6-on-6
Learn more about this touring exhibition that tells the story of 6-on-6 girls’ basketball in Iowa.

Saturday, June 16, noon to 4 pm     Wapello County Historical Museum Railroad Clubhouse, Ottumwa
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa
Help preserve the history of girls’ and women’s sport in Iowa. Come tell us your story and share your photos and memorabilia with the Iowa Women’s Archives.

Friday, July 6, 1-3 pm      Mary J. Barnett Library, Guthrie Center
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

Friday, July 6, 3 pm         Mary J. Barnett Library, Guthrie Center
6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives and Beyond
Kären Mason, Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives & Jennifer Sterling, Lecturer, UI American Studies Dept.

Saturday, October 6, 10 am-2 pm       Ames Public Library
Gallery Talk: Remembering 6-on-6
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

 

 


PAST EVENTS

September 11-December 29, 2017

November 10-11, 2017

July 14- 16, 2017

May 15 – August 25, 2017