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Alphabetical List of Collections: P-Q

PAGE, BETTY MAE (1929- )

Correspondence, 1969-1996. 4 items.

Waterloo, Iowa resident who served on the Governor Ray’s Commission on the Status of Women.

PALO ALTO GARDEN CLUB (EMMETSBURG, IOWA)

Records, 1959-1994. 2 linear feet.

PARDEN, MARY (1915-1999)

Papers, 1929-1999. 5 linear inches.

University of Iowa graduate who worked as secretary to four University of Iowa presidents.

PARDUN, PATRICIA J.  (1924- )

Papers, 1959-1978 (bulk 1963-1973). 2.1 linear feet.

State vice chair of the Republican Party in Iowa from 1967 to 1973.

PARSONS, MARY JANE (1842-1938)

Memoir, 1935 and undated.  1 linear inch.

Reflections on her pioneer life from Rochester, New York to Dakota City, Iowa.

PATTEN, GRACE (1888-19xx)

Papers, 1903-1943. 0.25 linear inches.

Midwife and nurse from Thornton, Iowa.

PAUL, GAYLA DRAKE

Unprocessed papers of Iowa songwriter.

PAUL, DOROTHY (1927- )

Papers, 1955-2006 (bulk 1980-2000). 4.75 linear feet.

Iowa City peace activist and educator who was executive director of the UNA-USA Iowa Division from 1976 to 1996.

PAUL, MARGARET (1877-1972)

Papers, 1904-1987. 2.5 linear inches.Chautauqua performer, college and high school teacher in Indiana and Iowa.

PENDLETON, ROBERTA

Papers, 1943-1996. 2.5 linear feet.Sioux City, Iowa resident who was a WAVE during World War II.

PENQUITE, RHONDA

Papers, 1967-1998. 5 linear inches.Professional basketball player and coach who played for the Iowa Cornets and the New Mexico Energee.

PERCIVAL NEEDLECRAFTERS

Scrapbooks, 1976-1992. 5 linear inches.Percival, Iowa club that made quilts to raise money for the community.

PERKINS, JESSE VIRGINIA ANTRIM (1893- )

Papers, 1905-1938 and 1999. 0.5 linear inches.Rural elementary school teacher and farm wife whose papers consist of three partial journals.

PETERSEN, MARY LOUISE (1929-)

Papers, 1947-1996. 10 linear inches.Member and president of Iowa State Board of Regents.

PETERSEN, THELMA (1909- )

Papers, 1926-2003. 2.5 linear feet.Diaries of homemaker from Kirkman, Iowa.

PETERSON-DANA, ERICKA

Papers, 2000, 2 linear inches.Organic farmer and activist in Poweshiek County, Iowa.

PHELAN, EMMA LOU LEEPER (1926- )

Papers, 1945, 1995, 1998. 6 items.Brooklyn, Iowa, native who was a riveter for Ryan Aeronautical Company in California, 1944 to 1945.

PHILLIPS, SARILDA (1877-1971)

Papers, 1913-1986. 5 linear inches.Mississippi schoolteacher who was forced into retirement in 1956 following desegregation.

PHILLIPS AND TARBELL FAMILIES

Papers, 1999. 1 linear inch.Articles and essay describing the family’s participation in the Iowa State Fair.

PIERCE-STUART FAMILY

Papers, 1927-1989.  7.5 linear inches.Diaries of Mary Pierce describe family life in Harlan, Iowa from 1927 to 1947; Mary Clark’s memoir reflects on medical challenges in the early 1900s.

PILOT INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF IOWA CITY

Records, 1962-2010. 8 linear feet.Organization to promote improvement of conditions and treatment for brain-related disorders.

PLACE, DOROTHY SPROUT (1921-)

Memoir, 1993. 1 linear inch.Reflections on life as a farmwoman and young mother during World War II.

PLATT, ELVIRA GASTON  (1818-1914)

Papers, 1853-1974.1 linear inch.Teacher and abolitionist who assisted fleeing slaves on the Underground Railroad while living in Fremont County, Iowa. Taught school to Pawnee children in Pennsylvania and Nebraska.

PODUSKA, T.F.

Papers, 1973-1993. 0.25 linear inches.Painter.

A POLITICAL DIALOGUE: IOWA’S WOMEN LEGISLATORS

Oral histories, 1988-1993. 1.7 linear feet.Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O’Dea Schenken.

POLK COUNTY WOMEN ATTORNEYS

Records, 1986-1995. 9 linear inches.Association to promote the professional growth of women in the law.

POLK COUNTY WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS

Records, 1974-1987. 8 linear inches.County branch of a national organization to support candidates who promote women’s rights and women’s participation in the political process.

POLLOCK, CORA BELLE (1906-1998)

Papers, 1909-1996. 3 linear feet.Elementary school teacher from Rolfe, Iowa who later worked as a lab technician in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

POWER, LAVINA (1887-1967)

Papers, 1905-1970. 1 linear inch.Schoolteacher, wife and mother, who kept account books for her husband’s chain of drugstores.

POWNALL, DOROTHY ASHBY (1895-1979)

Papers, 1918-1974. 5 linear inches.Journalist who reported on Camp Dodge in Iowa during World War I.

PRAIRIE VIEW CLUB (HARDIN COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1932-1995, 5 linear inches. Rural women’s club dating from the early twentieth century.

PRENTISS FAMILY

Papers, 1891-1996. 2 linear feet.The family came to Iowa City in 1905 when Henry Prentiss established the Anatomy Department at the State University of Iowa.

PRIOR, JEAN CUTLER (1940- )

Papers, 1857-2003. 15 linear feet.Geologist who worked with the Iowa Geological Survey in Iowa City for 38 years.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S LEAGUE (DES MOINES, IOWA)

Records, 1903-1998. 2.2 linear feet. Women’s club founded in Des Moines in January 1900.

PROTEUS CLUB (DES MOINES, IOWA)

Records, 1897-1996. 2.5 linear feet.Women’s study club organized in 1896 by college graduates for their intellectual improvement.

PULLEN, JOSEPHINE HIRONS (1912- )

Papers, 1949-1996. 2.5 linear inches.Teacher, artist, poet and author from Early, Iowa.

PUTTMANN, SALLY (1936-)

Papers, 1994-1998. 2 linear inches.Farmer, speaker, and first woman on the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

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QUOTA CLUB (SIOUX CITY, IOWA)

Records, 1960-1997. 1.25 linear feet.Professional women’s service club formed before 1935, which is active in community and world service, with special emphasis on hearing and speech aid.