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.
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.
Papers, 1943-1996. 2.5 linear feet.Sioux City, Iowa resident who was a WAVE during World War II.
Papers, 1967-1998. 5 linear inches.Professional basketball player and coach who played for the Iowa Cornets and the New Mexico Energee.
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.
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.
Papers, 1999. 1 linear inch.Articles and essay describing the family’s participation in the Iowa State Fair.
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.
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.
Papers, 1973-1993. 0.25 linear inches.Painter.
Oral histories, 1988-1993. 1.7 linear feet.Interviews with Iowa women legislators conducted by Suzanne O’Dea Schenken.
Records, 1986-1995. 9 linear inches.Association to promote the professional growth of women in the law.
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.
Records, 1932-1995, 5 linear inches. Rural women’s club dating from the early twentieth century.
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.
Records, 1903-1998. 2.2 linear feet. Women’s club founded in Des Moines in January 1900.
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.
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.