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Exhibitions

Pathways to Iowa Exhibit
Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women’s ArchivesAugust – November 2012
University of Iowa Main Library
North Exhibition Hall

“Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives” explores a theme common to many of the collections: migration. Since its founding, the Iowa Women’s Archives has gathered documents, photos, and oral histories that illuminate the lives of diverse Iowa women. Through the day-to-day work of the Archives and projects to preserve Latina, African-American, and rural women’s history, the Archives has opened up new avenues of research and laid the foundation for a more complete history of Iowa, the Midwest, and the nation.


Online Exhibits

Suffrage Exhibit
Women’s Suffrage in Iowa: an online exhibitOn August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.  But the campaign for women’s suffrage began long before that, in Iowa as elsewhere. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage and make the history of women’s suffrage in Iowa accessible to a broad audience, the Iowa Women’s Archives received a grant from the State Historical Society, Inc., to create a digital collection of suffrage documents.  Christine Mastalio and Kayla Pollock, graduate students in the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science, selected and digitized documents from the collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives, the State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines and Iowa City branches), and Iowa State University.  More…
The Katharine La Sheck Slide Show Exhibit 
The Katharine La Sheck Slide Show Exhibit
The Evelyn Birkby Collection of Radio Homemakers Materials
The Evelyn Birkby Collection of Radio Homemakers Materials
Selections from the Mary Noble Postcard Collection
Selections from the Mary Noble Postcard Collection