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Alphabetical List of Collections: D

DALLNER and PETERSEN FAMILIES

Papers, 1907-2001.  2.5 linear inches.

Petersen’s journals describe daily life in rural Iowa from 1907 to 1910; Dallner’s writings focus on two mysterious deaths that occurred in 1925.

DANBOM, ROWENE  (1920- )

Papers, 1941-1987.  5 linear inches.

Journalist who worked at the International News Service in Des Moines, Iowa during World War II and became its first woman bureau chief.

DAUGHTERS OF CERES

Records, 1898-1988. 5 linear inches.

Walnut and Webster chapter records of this social and benevolent club comprised of farmwomen.

DAVIS, ALDEEN (1916-2001)

Papers, 1954-1995. 1.5 linear feet.

Muscatine, Iowa, newspaper columnist active in arts, civic, educational, and religious organizations.

DAVIS, LAURA F. HUTCHISON  (1916-1993)

Papers, 1880, 1918-1993. 8.75 linear feet and audiovisual material.

Social worker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from the 1930s though the 1960s.

DAY, CORNELIA SHRAUGER (1919-2004)

Papers, 1912-1995. 6 linear feet.

Educated in journalism and law. Washington, Iowa, resident active in YWCA, Planned Parenthood and UNICEF.

DAYS GONE BY: REMINISCENCES OF NORTHWEST IOWA

Oral history, 1992, 138 pages.

Typescript of an oral history project by Sibley-Ocheyedan High School students interviewing six residents of Osceola County.

DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISTS WOMEN’S NETWORK, DISTRICT 1

Records, 1981-1998.  1.25 linear feet.

Organization created to recruit, educate and elect Democratic women to public office in Iowa.

DENDEL, ESTHER SIETMANN WARNER (1910-2002)

Papers, 1922-1996. 2.5 linear inches.

Author and artist from Laurel, Iowa.

DES MOINES BIRTHPLACE

Records, 1980-1993. 2.75 linear feet.

The first licensed birth center in Iowa, specializing in nurse-midwifery.

DENTAL HYGIENE DEPARTMENT, University of Iowa

See, University of Iowa Dental Hygiene Department and Brine, Pelton and Thompson v. the University of Iowa.

DICK, MARGARET (1877-1959)

Papers, 192?-1982. 0.6 linear inches.

Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and active in Democratic Party politics.

DICKENS, MARY (1925- )

Papers, 1991-1993 and undated. 7 items.

Community activist, volunteer, and poet in Waterloo.

DIEMAN-BENNETT DANCE THEATER OF THE HEMISPHERES

Records, 1929-1996. 9.5 linear feet.

Cedar Rapids dance studio founded in 1951 by Edna Dieman and Julia Bennett.

DIX, DOROTHY PEARL UNMACK (1908-1997)

Papers, 1982-1999. 1 linear inch.

Harrison County, Iowa-born schoolteacher.

DODERER, MINNETTE (1923-2005)

Papers, 1944 -2005. 29.25 linear feet.

State legislator from Iowa City, first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1964.

DOMOND, NADINE (1975- )

Papers and artifacts, 1994-1998. 7 linear feet.

Hawkeye women’s basketball star, WNBA player, and entrepreneur.

DONAHUE, MARY PATRICIA (1939- )

Papers,1972-2006. (bulk 1960-2000). 3 linear feet and audiovisual material.

Nurse educator and scholar.

DONOVAN, VERGENE

Papers, 1975-1995. 1 linear inch.

Spencer, Iowa, resident active in the Iowa Federation of Republican women.

DORMAN, JANE

Unprocessed papers.

DOUGLASS, ETHEL ROBERTA (1899-1984)

Papers, 1919. 1 item.

West Branch, Iowa, resident who graduated from the University of Iowa in 1921 with a B.A. in geology.

DREWELOWE, EVE (1899-1988)

Papers, 1924-1995. 2.5 linear feet.

Artist who attended the State University of Iowa and in 1924 became the first person to receive a masters degree in Painting and Art History.

DRIFTMIER, LEANNA (1886-1976)

Papers, 1954, 1976, 1991. 2 linear inches.

Radio homemaker who broadcast the “Kitchen Klatter” program from the 1920s to the mid-1970s.

DRYDEN, MURIEL ANNE (1911-1993)

Papers, 1935-1990. 2.5 linear feet.

Federal government employee who held various positions during her career, including White House mail analyst.

DUCOMMUN, MINNIE (1906-1988)

Papers, 1936-1939 and 1988. 2 items.

Diary and obituary of a rural Iowa housewife.

DUTSON, CHRISTINE (1954- )

Papers, 1954-1999. 1.2 linear feet.

Multi-volume memoir of a Mormon woman who was an educator, poet and advocate for the mentally ill.