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Alphabetical List of Collections: M

MACKAY, DORA E. (1915- )

Photographs, 1932-2006. 0.25 linear inches.

African American singer and beauty shop owner in Des Moines, Iowa.

MAHASKA COUNTY FARM BUREAU WOMEN’S COMMITTEE

History, 1971-1998. 2 linear inches.

The committee splintered from the extension service in 1955 and became the largest political and corporate organization representing farmer interests in Iowa.

MARCH FOR WOMEN’S LIVES, IOWA DELEGATION

Records, 2004. 2.5 linear inches.

MARESH, MARION (1906- )

Papers, 1932-1996. 2.5 linear inches.

Physician who graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1932 and became a world authority on physical growth and maturation.

MARIAN REES ASSOCIATES, INC.

Records, 1981-2000. 87 linear feet.

Production files, script library, and publicity files of the films produced by Marian Rees Associates, Inc.

MARION FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

Records, 1899-1957. 5 linear inches.

Organization of Marion women’s clubs.

MARSH, MARJORIE (1913- )

Papers, 1993-1997. 7 items.

Fort Madison, Iowa, native, and active club member and volunteer.

MARTIN, ALTA D. (1927-2004)

Papers, 1963-2004. 1 linear inch.

Homemaker and mother of five who was received her private pilot license in 1963.

MARTINET, FRANCOISE (1934- )

Interview and associated papers, 1978 and 1998. 5 items.

Ballerina and professor of dance at the University of Iowa from 1978-1997.

MARTÍNEZ, ADELLA (1929- )

Papers, 1922-2005. 2.5 linear inches.

A former resident of Cook’s Point, Davenport, whose parents emigrated from Mexico to the United States in the early 1900s.

MARTÍNEZ, MARÍA CANO (1925-1983)

Papers, 1976-2005. 2.5 linear inches.

María Cano came to Iowa from Guanajuato, Mexico, with her parents in 1928. She established a Spanish language interpreter program at the University of Iowa Hospitals in 1975.

MARTINSON, KATE (1858-1941)

Papers, 1872-1944 (bulk 1872-1917). 1 linear inch.

Journals chronicle the life of an Iowa farm woman including her marriage, childrearing, family farm management, divorce, and remarriage.

MASON, DORA (1896-1999)

Papers, 1915-1994. 7.5 linear inches.

Sculptor and art teacher who traveled and studied sculpture across Europe and North America.

MASON, MARJORIE  (1913- )

Papers, 1960-1995. 7 linear inches.

Teacher, newspaper columnist and poet from Sioux City, Iowa.

MASON, STELLA M. (1861-1957)

Papers, 1852-1958.  1.5 linear feet and artifacts.

Physician and surgeon who practiced in Mason City, Iowa, and was also active in the woman sufffrage movement.

MAYS, A. LOUISE (1914- )

Papers, 1939-1997.  2.5 linear inches.

Social worker and University of Iowa professor.

McCLINTIC, AMBER (1960-  )

Papers, 1976-1979.  5.5 linear inches.

4-H scrapbook and record books.

McCOLLUM, MARGARET (1916-2006)

Papers, 1942-2008. 4.5 linear feet.

Des Moines resident who was a leader in women’s organizations including American Mother’s Inc., PTA and AAUW.

McCORMICK, DALE (1947- )

Papers, 1958-1997.4.5 linear feet and audiovisual materials.

Carpenter and activist for women in non-traditional jobs.

McDONALD, HELENA JONGEWAARD (1894-1989)

Papers, 1913-1952. 1 linear inch.

Teacher who attended Iowa State College in 1914.

McDONALD, MARGARET (1925- )

Papers, 1966-1991. 2 linear feet.

Active in Republican Party and vice-chairman of the Iowa Republican Central Committee in 1970.

McGILL FAMILY

Papers, 1885-2005. 10 linear inches.

The collection consists mainly of correspondence and includes the papers of early twentieth century labor activist, IWW member, and Buffalo school teacher, Pearl McGill.

McHENRY, MARY SEARS (1834-1912)

Papers, 1865-1998. 1 linear inch.

Diary and account book of the bride of a Civil War officer.

MCINROY, MARY (1947-  )

Papers, 1961. 2.5 linear inches.

Home Economics notebook kept by McInroy as a high school student in 1961.

McKENZIE, BETTIE (1925-2005)

Papers, 1874-2003.  2 linear feet.

Community activist from Red Oak, Iowa.

McLAUGHLIN FAMILY

Letter, 1900.  One item.

Letter describing the 4th of July in Schaller, Iowa.

McMURRY, ALICE (1908- )

Papers, 1993-2001. 1 linear inch.

Promise City, Iowa elementary school teacher and poet.

McNALL, LOLA JEAN

Papers, 1936-2002. 2 linear inches.

University of Iowa student who was active in the YWCA.

McNEILL, AMELIA (1890-1973)

Papers, 1929-1971. 2.5 linear inches.

Farm woman who served as secretary of Monona Co. Rural Electrification Association for more than 20 years.

MEADE, MAGDALEN (1913-2005)

Papers, 1891-1992. 7 linear inches

Iowa farm woman and political organizer who was active in Roxanne Conlin’s gubernatorial campaign in 1982.

MEANS, EDNA (1887-1979)

Papers, 1908-1986. 2.5 linear feet.

Characterist and dramatic reader, and chatauqua performer from Tama, Iowa organized her own talent agency.

MERICLE, PHOEBE KELLUM (1820-1893)

Obituary, 1893. 1 item.

Early settler in Webster County, Iowa.

MESSENGER, RUTH PERKINS (1899-2000)

Memoir, 2000. 0.5 linear inches.

Reflections on growing up and raising a family in rural Iowa.

MEYER, MARIE SCHULTZ (1918-1993)

Papers, 1909-1993 (bulk 1936-1942). 1.5 linear feet.

Postville, Iowa, native who graduated from the University of Iowa School of Nursing in 1940.

MICHAEL, MARIANNE (1917- )

Papers, 1935-2001. 3.13 linear feet.

Served with her husband as missionaries for the Church of the Brethren in Garkida, Nigeria from 1948 to1961.

MIDWEST FEDERATION OF CHAPARRAL POETS, IOWA CHAPTER

Records, 1977-2001. 2.5 linear inches.

MIDWEST WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Records, 1979-1992. 7.5 linear inches.

Regional branch of the National Women’s Studies Association.

MILLER, ELIZABETH R. (1905- )

Papers, 1972-1984. 6 items.

Farm woman and Republican state legislator from Marshalltown, Iowa.

MILLER, ELLEN MOWRER (1848-1922)

Papers, 1856-1994. 10 linear inches.

Correspondence of 19th century Iowa woman includes letters from brother in medical school and Civil War and from sister who raised a family and maintained a farm.

MILLER, OPAL (1915- )

Papers, 1960-1998. 4 linear inches.

Democrat, educator and clubwoman who served in the Iowa House of Representatives in the 1970s.

MISBACH, DOROTHY (1910-1999)

Papers, 1890-1999. 3.3 linear feet.

Educator whose lifelong career of working with partially seeing and blind students began in 1938 at the Perkins School for the Blind in Massachussetts.

MITCHELL, AZALIA (1898-1986)

Papers, 1911-1988. 5 linear inches.

Mitchell and her husband operated the Community Pharmacy in Des Moines for 25 years.

MITCHELL, RUBY CRUMLEY (1880-?)

Diaries, 1904, 1930-1966. 5 linear inches.

Daily diaries of this Rhodes, Iowa, native.

MODERN IDEA CLUB OF THURMAN IOWA

Records, 1902-1998. 1.25 linear feet.

Fremont County, Iowa women’s club that was responsible for opening a public library in the small town of Thurman in 1936.

MONDAY AFTERNOON CLUB (FORT MADISON)

Records, 1900-2003. 3 linear feet.

Cultural women’s club in Fort Madison, Iowa which focused on intellectual improvement through study and reading.

MONTANGE, JULIA

Papers, 1926-1933.  2 items.

Sheet music for Farm Bureau song, “Let Us Farmers Stand United for our Rights,” written by Julia Montange of Woodbury County, Iowa, in 1926. Sheet music, “We Won’t have to Sell the Farm,” lyrics by Al Bryan, 1933.

MOORE, MARY ELLEN (1919-1998)

Papers, 1933-1997. 5 linear inches.

High school English teacher from Iowa City.

MORE, FLORINDA WAKEFIELD (1839-1890)

Papers, 1853-1891. 1.5 linear inches.

Correspondence from friends, family and her husband, the itinerant minister Thomas More.

MORRIS, ARLENE (1926- )

Papers, 1946-1996 (bulk 1961-1966). 1 linear inch.

Clinical psychologist and University of Iowa alumna who was a member of the Des Moines Know Your Neighbor panel.

MOTHERS FOR NATURAL LAW

Records, 1998-2001, 1 linear inch.

Organization opposed to genetically modified organisms.

MOWRY, E. VIRGINIA (1909-1989)

Papers, 1956-2000. 3 linear inches.

Newton, Iowa teacher who later worked as an adminstrative assistant to James Cash Penney of J. C. Penney Company.

MUEHL, LOIS BAKER (1920- )

Papers, 1952-2000. 2.1 linear feet.

University of Iowa rhetoric professor who published children’s books and taught English as a second language at refugee camps in Thailand, Korea, and China.

MUHANJI, CHERRY (1939- )

Papers, 1984-2006. 5 linear inches.

Writer, lesbian activist, and University of Iowa alumna.

MULLEN, PEG (1917-2009)

Papers, 1968-2003 (bulk 1970s). 5.25 linear feet.

Anti-Vietnam War activist whose son, Michael, was killed by “friendly fire” in Vietnam in 1970.

MULNIX, IONE (1887-1947)

Microfilmed letters, 1904-1909. 2 reels.

Correspondence of a student at the State University of Iowa in Iowa City with her family in Dows, Iowa.

MURPHY, MARILYN (1921- )

Papers, 1973-1996. 10 linear inches.

Social activist from Sioux City, Iowa.

MUSCATINE GARDEN CLUB

Records, 1930-1996. 3 linear inches.

Founded in 1929 to promote the knowledge and love of gardening.

MUSCATINE HERB PALS

Records, 1946-1994. 9.75 linear inches.

Study group organized to stimulate the advancement of herb gardening and herb use.

MYERS, VIRGINIA (1927- )

Papers, 1972-2002. 6 linear inches.

Artist, University of Iowa professor, and inventor of the Iowa Foil Press.