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Alphabetical List of Collections: U-V

UNITED SISTERS OF BLACK HAWK COUNTY

Records, 1984-1996. 10 linear inches.

Iowa affiliate of Networking Together, Inc., an organization for women of color.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT AMONG WOMEN

Records,1981-2007 and ongoing. 8 linear inches.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF NURSING

Records,1887-2005. 5.75 linear feet and artifacts.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Records, 1976-2005. 5.25 linear feet.

Women seeking solutions to problems of sexual harassment, violence, homophobia, and childcare at the University.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM

Records, 1913-1995 (bulk 1953-1995). 20 linear feet.

Started in 1949 and was one of the earliest such programs in the United States.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HOME ECONOMICS

Records, 1913-1989. 1.5 linear feet.

Provided training in a variety of careers including dieticians, extension agents, designers, and homemakers.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR WOMEN

Records, 1919-1960s.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR WOMEN, WOMEN’S RECREATION ASSOCIATION

Records, 1920-1975. 8.5 linear feet.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA WOMEN’S INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Records, 1973-1997. 2 linear feet.

Passage of Title IX led to the creation of a separate intercollegiate athletics department for women.

UPDEGRAFF, RUTH (1902-1999)

Papers, 1999. 0.5 linear inches.Professor at the University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station who authored Practice in Preschool Education (1938) and helped implement the Lanham Act during World War II. A 1977 oral history interview with Updegraff is held in University Archives.

URBANY, SISTER MARY DOMINICA (1864-1936)

Papers, 1866-1936. 8 items.Member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and a missionary to China from 1928 to 1936.

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VAN HAAFTEN, MABEL KORVER (1901-1989)

Memoir, 1986. 1 linear inch.

Dutch-American farmwoman in early nineteenth century Iowa.

VAN HORN, ERNELLA (1932- )

Papers, 1993-2001. 0.25 linear inches.

The second of four generations of women in her family to play basketball in Iowa.

VAN KLEY, JEANNE (1916- )

Memoir, 1987-1998. 1 linear inch.

VAN LIEW, JOSEPHINE WITMER (1890-1985)

Papers, 1908-2000, [bulk 1908] 1 linear inch.

Secretary of the West Des Moines High School Class of 1908. Maintained alumni relations through the 65th class reunion.

VAN WYNGARDEN, MILDRED (1918-2005)

Papers, 1931-1940. 6 linear inches.Rural school teacher who taught near Monroe, Iowa.

VAN ZANTE AND DE COOK FAMILIES

Papers, 1888-1960s. 1 linear inch

.Late19th century diary of adolescent Dutch-American farm girl and 1932 farm diary of her daughter-in-law.

VANDER WILT, IOLA (1930-)

Papers, 1963-1973. 4 linear inches.

Farmwoman, and past Queen of Flying Farmers of Iowa who encouraged farm wives and teens to learn to fly.

VANDERVELDE, MARJORIE (1908-)

Papers, 1837-2008. 7.25 linear feet.

Photojournalist and writer who lived among primitive peoples to learn their culture and traditions.

VER MEER, ESTHER

Papers, 1991-1998. 1 linear inch.

Farm woman and member of the Porkettes, the women’s auxiliary of the Iowa Pork Producers Council.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS – LADIES AUXILIARY.

“Fifty years of Growth and Service: Ladies Auxiliary to the Department of Iowa Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 1929-1979.”

VOICES FROM THE LAND: AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT IN IOWA

Oral histories, 2000-2001.

Interviews with women farmers in Iowa concerning their activism during the farm crises of the 1960s and 1980s, their changing roles on and off the farm, and other aspects of rural life.

VOIGTS, ANABETH KOOB (1943- )

Papers, 1976-1996 (bulk 1979-1981). 2.5 linear feet.

Materials relate to the efforts of Voigts to obtain the release of her sister, Kathryn Koob, who was held hostage in Iran between 1979 and 1981.