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Alphabetical List of Collections: N-O

NANCY DREW COLLECTION

Collection, 1964- . 7 linear inches.

An ongoing collection of materials related to the Nancy Drew Conference and Mildred Wirt Benson.

NASH, MARTHA (1925-2000)

Papers, 1939-1998. 2.75 linear feet.

Civil rights activist, community and religious leader, she was executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Education and Vocational Training in Waterloo.

NATIONAL ABORTION RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE OF IOWA

Records, 1990-2001. 1.25 linear feet.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION, DES MOINES CHAPTER

Scrapbook, 1961-1964. 1 linear inch.

Organization to provide a forum for women in the construction industry to meet and exchange ideas.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION, CEDAR RAPIDS-IOWA CITY CHAPTER

Records, 1978-2005. 3.25 linear feet.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN, IOWA CITY BRANCH

Records, 1964-1995. 2.5 linear inches.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN, QUAD CITIES BRANCH

Records, 1976-1997, 1.5 linear feet.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN, WATERLOO-CEDAR RAPIDS BRANCH

Records 1944-2000. 1linear foot.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, AMES CHAPTER

Records, 1973-1986.7 linear inches.

Includes ERA campaign material.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, DES MOINES CHAPTER

Records, 1971-1987. 2.5 linear inches.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, DUBUQUE CHAPTER.

Records, 1973-1995. 1.25 linear feet and audiovisual material.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, IOWA

Records, 1976-1989. 5 linear feet.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, JOHNSON COUNTY-IOWA CITY

Records, 1977-1997. 6 linear feet.

NATIONAL SECRETARIES ASSOCIATION, ROBERT LUCAS CHAPTER (IOWA CITY)

Records, 1947-1987. 11.5 linear inches.

NEAL, EDITH (1916-2007)

Papers, 1931-1997.  7.5 linear inches.

Known as the ‘Vietnam Mail Lady,’ Neal corresponded with servicemen stationed in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969.

NEFF, ORTHA P. (1915- )

Papers,1944-2006. 1 linear inch and audiovisual materials.

Red Cross staff member who was stationed in Okinawa and Hawaii during World War II.

NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL CLUB (DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1931-1999, 5 linear inches.

The club formed in 1915 near Manchester, Iowa for women to discuss aspects of rural, farm and family life.

NELSON, GLADYS (1895-1995)

Papers, 1938-1995. 10 linear inches.

Republican Iowa legislator from 1950 to1956 and former president of the League of Women Voters of Iowa.

NEUHAUSER, MARY C. (1934- )

Papers, 1968-1999. 13.8 linear feet.

Democrat who served four terms in the Iowa House and one four-year term in the Senate (1986-1998).

NEUMAN, LINDA KINNEY (1948- )

Papers, 1975-2003. 8 linear feet and artifacts.

Served for over twenty years in the Iowa judiciary and was the first woman to be appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

NEW ART CLUB (MARION, IOWA)

Records, 1939-1974. 2.5 linear inches.

Organized in Marion, Iowa in 1935 to for women to do needlework and handicrafts.

NEW WORLD COLLECTIVE

Records, 1980. 0.25 linear inches.

A Des Moines collective which existed between 1972 and 1980. Members lived communally and participated in a variety of progressive actions.

NEWCOMER, BESS (1893-1990)

Papers, 1936-1978, 1 linear inch.

Appanoose County farmwoman, columnist, and Farm Bureau officer.

NEWSOME, LOUANE (1906-2004)

Papers, 1943-1997. 4 linear inches.

Armed Services librarian during World War II, and University of Iowa professor in the School of Library and Information Science.

NICHOLS, BARBARA BURRELL (1922-1955)

Papers, 1944-1949 and 1997. 12 items

Mother from Ames, Iowa, who died of polio in 1955.

NIELSEN, JOYCE (1933- )

Papers, 1951-1996. 9 linear feet.

Feminist, legislator and community activist who worked in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

NISSEN FAMILY

Papers, 1936-1996. 10 linear inches.

Biographical materials relate to Walnut, Iowa clubwoman Wilma Parker Nissen and her daughters.

NOBLE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION

Photographs and papers, 1870s -1970s, 5 linear feet.

Postcards and photographs of Iowa includes the work of professional women photographers in Iowa.

NORMAN, SUSAN J.

Papers, 1972-1984. 2.5 linear inches.Iowa City activist.

NORTH MADISON HAPPY PALS 4-H CLUB

Scrapbooks, 1952-1979. 1.25 linear feet (7 volumes).

Local chapter of 4-H organized in Mahaska County, Iowa, 1952.

NOUN, LOUISE ROSENFIELD  (1908-2002)

Papers, 1926-2002. 13 linear feet.

Feminist and civil liberties activist from Des Moines, Iowa who was also an art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives.

NOVICK, NAOMI (1932- )

Papers, 1922-2009.   2.1 linear feet.

Includes questionnaires and constituent correspondence during Novick’s tenure as mayor of Iowa City.

NYE, MIRIAM BAKER (1918- )

Papers, 1938-1997 and undated. 5 linear inches.

Moville, Iowa, farm wife and columnist for the “Sioux City Farm Journal Weekly.”

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O’BRIEN COUNTY FARM BUREAU WOMEN

 Records, 1989-1996, 1 linear inch.

Organization to promote the interests of farmwomen.

O’BRIEN, DENISE (1949- )

Papers, 1964-2006. 9.2 linear feet.

Organic farmer and political activist who served as president of National Family Farm Coalition.

ODELL, MARY JANE (1923- )

Papers, 1941-1987. 1.5 linear feet.

Television journalist and politician who served as Iowa Secretary of State from 1980 to 1986.

OFF AND HOLSTEEN FAMILY

Papers, 1864-1970. 2.5 linear feet.

Two generations of an eastern Iowa family, many generations of which attended the University of Iowa.

OLSON/CLAMPITT

Memoirs,1933-1995. 2.5 linear inches.

OLSON, MELBA GARDEMANN (1909-2000)

Papers, 1916-1993, 5 linear inches.

Benton County, Iowa, farm girl and teacher who played on her high school’s basketball championship team in 1927.

OLVERA, MARY VÁSQUEZ (1927- )

Papers,1923-2003. 1.5 linear inches.

Davenport, Iowa, woman whose parents came to Iowa from Mexico in the 1910s.

OMEGA TOWNSHIP WOMEN’S CLUB (O’BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1976-1991, 2 linear inches.

Farm Bureau women’s club.

OOP (MARION, IOWA)

Records, 1867-2005.  3 linear feet.

Women’s study club founded in 1867 by young women who had attended the Marion Female Seminary.

ORAL HISTORIES OF IOWA POLICEWOMEN

Oral histories, 1968-2005. 5 linear inches.

15 interviews and associated materials document the entry of women into Iowa’s law enforcement agencies.

ORMOND, KATHY (1945- )

Papers, 1966-2005 (bulk 1968-1970). 1.25 linear feet.

Red Cross recreation aide who was stationed in Vietnam from July 1968 to October 1969.

OWEN, VIOLA NESFIELD (1896-1981)

Papers, 1920s-1960s. 10 linear inches.

Pianist and piano and accordian teacher.  Correspondence between Owen and her parents in Waterloo after she moved to rural Wisconsin with her husband in the early 1920s.