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Alphabetical List of Collections: S

SACKETT, EDITH (1901-1987)

Papers, 1959-1975. 2.5 linear inches.

Schoolteacher and Iowa Mother of the Year, 1969.

SACKETT, ROSEMARY (1940- )

Papers, 1960-1996. 3.5 linear inches.

Lawyer and justice on Iowa Court of Appeals.

SANDAGE, SHIRLEY M.  (1927-2012)

Papers, 1927-1998 (bulk 1964-1997). 7.25 linear feet.

Mason City, Iowa-born civil rights activist, United States field representative for the Christian Children’s Fund and director of program development for the National Organization on Disability.

SCALES, LILLIAN MOORE (1901-1991)

Papers, 1938-1958.

Estherville, Iowa-born homemaker and teacher who was active in literary, political, and religious groups in Des Moines.

SCANLAN, WINNIFRED HIATT (1909-1997)

Papers, 1996. 0.5 linear inches.

Memoir of growing up in Stockport, Iowa.

SCHAEFER, RUTH (1909-2002)

Papers, 1956-2002. 2.1 linear feet.

A Latin teacher who served as friend and mentor to Vietnamese refugees in the Iowa City community.

SCHALLAU, ELSIE BODDACKER (1913-1997)

Memoir, 1998, 58pp.

Schallau reflects on farming and family life in two Iowa Counties – Benton and Iowa.

SCHANKE, RUTH (1941- )

Papers, 1994-1997. 1 linear inch.

Des Moines woman who organized a support group for spouses of lesbians and gays in 1994.

SCHARNAU, RUTH (1933- )

Papers, 1973-2003. 2.5 linear feet.

Teacher and community activist who was a founding member of the Dubuque National Organization for Women.

SCHEDL, NAOMI (1920- )

Papers, 1966-2004. 15 linear inches.

Artist and professor in the Department of Home Economics at the University of Iowa.

SCHEETZ, HELEN SHEDIWY (1921-)

Memoir, 1988, 54 pages.

The youngest daughter of immigrants reflects on growing up in Iowa towns during the Depression.

SCHIEFFER, LORI (1987- )

Papers,1997-2000. 0.25 linear inches.

Includes information on the sale of Girl Scout cookies in Muscatine, Iowa.

SCHMUECKER, HAZELLE KEIR (1907-2007)

Papers, 1983-2007. 2.5 linear inches.

Autobiographical essays and family history of six generations by rural schoolteacher, homemaker, and artist.

SCHNEIDERS, JEAN AND JOHN L.

Papers, 1962-1971. 2.5 linear inches.

Civil rights activists in Davenport, Iowa, during the 1960s.

SCHOBERT, WILDA JEAN (1920-2002)

Papers, ca.1840-2001. 1 linear foot.

Percival, Iowa farm woman and club woman.

SCHRAMM, DOROTHY (1909-2006)

Papers, 1938-2006. 6 linear feet.

Human rights advocate from Burlington, Iowa who was active in local and international issues, particularly UNA-USA and the League of Women Voters.

SCHRAMM, EMILY PUTNAM (1864-1889)

Papers, 1887-1889 and 1913, 1 linear inch.

Sketchbooks of landscapes which focus on the Mississippi River.

SCHUTTE, LOIS McINTYRE (1928- )

Papers, 1991-1993. 1 linear inch.

Two memoirs of Iowa farm woman.

SCHUTTER, BETTY RUGEN (1917- )

Papers, 1937-1980. 9 linear inches.

Scrapbook and correspondence to her parents during her student years at the State University of Iowa.

SCHWILCK, LUCILLE (1904- )

Papers, 1986-2001. 2.5 linear inches.

1939 graduate from the State University of Iowa College of Law who worked for the U. S. Department of the Interior between 1943 and 1964.

SCOFIELD, CORA LOUISE (1870-19xx)

Diary, 1881-1884, 43 pages.

Historian, traveler, and writer who graduated from Vassar College in 1890 and received her PhD in history from the University of Chicago in 1898. The diary describes social life around Washington, Iowa, and college life at Vassar.

SCOTT, JACQUELINE

Papers, 1988-1997 and undated. 2.5 linear inches.

Elementary schoolteacher in Keokuk, Iowa.

SCRIABINE, HELENE (1906-1996)

Papers, 1937-1996 (bulk 1960-1993). 1.75 linear feet.

Author and Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of Iowa, who emmigrated to the United States after surviving the siege of Leningrad in 1941.

SECOR, DORIS

Papers, 2002. 0.25 linear inches.

Presentation, “Four outstanding women of Van Buren County.”

SEMPER FIDELIS CLUB (DAVENPORT, IOWA)

Records, 1998-1999. 0.25 linear inches.

Includes an article about the history of the Iowa Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., which the Semper Fidelis Club was affiliated with.

SEW AND SO CLUB (CASS COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1937-2005. 5 linear inches.

The club was originally organized by Washington Township women to work on quilting and other handiwork.

SHAKESPEARE CLUB OF MARION

Records, 1909-1955. 1 linear foot.

Women’s study club organized in 1909 in Marion, Iowa.

SHALE AND WOLF FAMILIES

Letters, 1878-1999. 1 linear inch.

Family correspondence recording farm life in northern Iowa and the Dakota territory, primarily from a farm woman’s perspective.

SHAMBAUGH, JESSIE FIELD (1881-1971)

Scrapbook, 1901-1996. 4.5 linear inches.

Shenandoah, Iowa teacher who became school superintendent for Page County, Iowa. She played a central role in the development of activities for rural youth and is referred to as the “Mother of 4-H.”

SHARON TOWNSHIP FARM BUREAU WOMEN’S CLUB (JOHNSON COUNTY)

Records, 1953-1985. 2.5 linear inches.

Farm Bureau women’s club that provided education and services organized around farm issues.

SHAW, ELIZABETH (1923- )

Papers, 1965-1977.12.5 linear feet.

Iowa state legislator from 1967 to 1977.

SHERIDAN HUSTLERS

Records, 1921-1954. 10 linear inches.

Girls’ 4-H club located in Sheridan Township near Eldridge, Scott County, Iowa.

SHIDELER, MARY McDERMOTT (1917-2000)

Papers, ca1900-2000. 11 linear feet.

Theologian, writer and lecturer whose work encompassed religious theology, philosophy and psychology.

SHIPTON, JANET (1923- )

Papers, 1936-1991. 3.5 linear feet.

Political activist and Johnson County, Iowa, supervisor who was the daughter of British Prime Minister Clement Attlee.

SHIVVERS, VERA (1897-1990)

Papers, 1914-1990. 2.3 linear feet.

Iowa farm woman who was elected to fill her husband’s term in the Iowa Senate following his death in 1962.

SHLOSS AND MANNHEIMER FAMILIES

Papers, 1896-1986. 2 linear feet.

Prominent Des Moines families including Irma Mannheimer, her husband Rabbi Eugene Mannheimer of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, and her parents, Rose and Max Shloss—the owners of Lederer and Strauss and Company.

SHOOTS, JEAN (1926- )

Papers, 1990-1998. 1 linear inch.

Writer, performer, volunteer, and nurse in Iowa City.

SHRAUGER FAMILY

Papers, 1934-1996. 3.2 linear feet.

Correspondence of the children of Harold and Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger of Atlantic, Iowa. Harold Shrauger operated a home and appliance store.

SIES, JENNIE (1859-1880)

Papers, 1880. 1 linear inch.

Diary of a young Oxford, Iowa farm woman who died on October 3, 1880.

SILANDER, AARON

Papers, 1973-2004. 2 linear inches.

Iowa City feminist and activist.

SIMONSEN, VIRGINIA TANNER (1923- )

Letters, 1941-1943.1 linear inch.

Cherokee, Iowa-born woman who enrolled at Iowa State College in home economics and later moved to Quimby, Iowa.

SIOUX COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

Records, 1938-1955.1 linear inch.

Choral group that was invited to represent Iowa at the New York World’s Fair in 1939.

SIPPY, MARILYN (1935- )

Papers, 1955-2004. 5 linear inches.

Peace activist and volunteer from Marion, Iowa who was active in UNICEF for over thirty years.

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS (BANCROFT, IOWA)

Records, 1900-1992.1.5 linear inches.

Religious order that helped to establish a school in St. John’s Parish, Bancroft, Iowa in 1900.

SKEWIS, DOROTHY

Storm Lake, Iowa artist.

SKOTT, CLARA STEEN (1888-1994)

Papers, 1897-1994. 2.75 linear feet.

Free-lance writer, home economics teacher, and civic leader who wrote articles and diaries concerning life in Iowa, China, and Wisconsin.

SMITH, LAURA GIBSON (1891-1973)

Papers, 1917-1971, 1983. 10 linear inches.

Casey, Iowa native who taught country school before marrying and homesteading in Wyoming in 1913. She taught school in the Philippines in the 1910s and 1920s.

SMITH, MARCELLA HENLEY (1909-  )

Papers, 1938-199. 5 linear inches.

Memoir, “Confetti,” of her life in Albia, Iowa, correspondence, and journals of books read since 1959.

SMITH, MARY LOUISE (1914-1997)

Papers, 1933-1988. 65 linear feet.

First woman to chair the Republican National Committee, serving from 1974 to 1977. Co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives.

SOLBERG, BERNADINE (1912-2007)

Papers, 1855-2007 (bulk 1940-1980) 5.5 linear feet.

Engineering clerk, weaver, photographer, and traveler from Boone, Iowa.

SOUTHALL, GENEVA (1925-2004)

Papers, 1960-2004. 3 linear inches and audiovisual.

Professor Emeritus of Afro-American Studies and Music at the University of Minnesota; University of Iowa alumna.

SPAYDE, GLADYS (1919-2004)

Papers, 1932-1982.11 linear inches.

Stage actress who spent her childhood in Saskatchewan and was a teacher in Fairfield, Iowa.

SPENCER, C. PAULINE (1898-1985)

Papers, 1920-1985. 2.5 linear inches.

An outstanding athlete and the first woman to receive an athletic letter at the University of Iowa. She graduated in 1923.

SPENCER, LONABELLE KAPLAN “KAPPIE” (1925-2011)

Papers, 1931-2007. 29.75 linear feet.

American Association of University Women member and advocate for women’s issues including dual listings for married women in Iowa telephone directories.

SPENCER, VERNA MOULTON (1887-1982)

Papers, 1899-1994. 2 linear inches.

Maquoketa, Iowa, native who owned and operated Spencer’s Harmony Hall with her husband from 1912 to 1962.

SPENCER PUBLIC LIBRARY WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT

Records, 1983. 0.25 linear inches.

Records of the library’s women’s history project “Picking up the Pieces,” including notes of interviews with elderly residents of Clay County.

SPROUT, EDITH (1895-1979).

Memoir, 1978. 1 linear inch.

Farm woman raised in western Iowa and North Dakota who wrote about her childhood in her memoir.

STEVENS, HARRIET ADELINE (1909- )

Papers, 1928-1994. 5 linear inches.

Teacher of nutrition education and dietetics; U. S. Army Second Lieutenant who served as a medical hospital dietician at Camp Gordon, Georgia during World War II.

STEWART, PRISCILLA ANN MABIE (1926- )

Papers, 1932-1994 (bulk 1932-1944). 2.5 linear inches.

Art historian and Professor who settled in Florida where she organized and directed a wild bird hospital.

STEWART, ZELLA WHITE (1878-1943)

Papers, 1917-1943 (bulk 1924-1927). 3.5 linear inches.

Allergist who practiced in Iowa City from 1910 to 1938.

STILES, SALLY A.

Papers, 1988-1999 and undated, 4 linear inches.

Poet and president of the Artists in Action group in Muscatine, Iowa.

STIRLEN, EDYTHE (1895-1987)

Papers, 1930-1981. 4 linear feet.

One of the first ordained female ministers in the Midwest whose sermons were broadcast on radio stations KFNF and KMA for over sixty years in Shenandoah, Iowa.

STOESSER, SYLVIA M. (1901-1991)

Papers, 1952-1992 (bulk 1992). 9 items.

University of Iowa graduate in 1928 with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. She was the first woman chemist to work for Dow Chemical Company.

STONE, BETTE BROOKS (1927-  )

Papers, 1941-1993, 7 linear inches.

Mapleton, Iowa high school student who sent telegrams for Western Union during World War II.

STONE, KATHRYN (1906-1995)

Papers, 1930-1932, 1995. 5 items.

Mount Vernon, Iowa, native who taught at University High School in Iowa City in 1930 and 1931.

STONER, JEAN MINISH (1920- )

Papers, 1957-1997, 2.5 linear inches.

Farmwoman, writer, and community volunteer near Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

STONER, MAVIS (1931- )

Papers, 1918-1998. 1 linear inch.

Newspaper articles.

STOOPS, ROSE (1895-2001)

1916-2004.  10 linear inches.

Teacher, farm woman and nurse who later participated in many community organizations in Grinnell, Iowa.

STROUD, KATHERINE (1913-1996)

Papers, 1940-2001. 4 linear inches.

Leader of the 1949 campaign to reform Des Moines city government and adopt the city manager plan.

STRUVE, LUCILLE SCHLOTTERBACK (1910-1938)

Basketball jersey, 1927.

Iowa farm girl and mother, who was a member of the 1927 Newhall girls’ championship basketball team.

STUIT, VELMA (1911-1997)

Scrapbook, 1934-1990. 5 linear inches.

Wife of Dean of University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and organizer of Newcomers Club in 1938 and International Wives Club in 1959.

SUTCLIFFE, JUDITH (1941- )

Papers, 1957-2008. 10 linear inches.

Tile artist and printer who formed Greentree Enterprises in Audubon, Iowa.

SWANSON, ALMA ERICKSON (1889-1985)

Papers, 1897-2000 12.5 linear inches.

Swedish farm woman whose three children became academics during the 1930s and 1940s.

SWANSON, AUGUSTA GUSTAFSON (1862?-19xx)

Correspondence, 1884-1938, 1993. 5 linear inches.

Swedish immigrant who moved to Iowa in 1889. (In Swedish with English translations.)

SWEATSHOP CHRONICLES

Scrapbook, 2000.

Activities of the Iowa City chapter of the national organization, Students Against Sweatshops.

SWOPE AND DELAND FAMILIES

Papers, 1905-1998. 5 linear inches.

Family papers and subject files concerning women artists, women writers, and peace activism in Northwest Iowa.

SZYMONIAK, ELAINE (1920-2009)

Papers, 1974-2001. 4.2 linear feet.

Iowa State senator, Des Moines City Council member, and hearing and speech consultant.