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Alphabetical List of Collections: W-Z

WAGNER FAMILY

Papers, 1903-1994. 2 linear inches.

Materials of midwife Grace Patten of Thorton, Iowa, her sister Eva Wagner, and her sister-in-law Alice Nicolet Wagner.

WAHL, MARTHA STOESSEL (1916- )

Papers, 1938-1995 (bulk 1961-1985). 7 linear inches.

Mathematician and teacher who patented educational toys for teaching mathematics to children.

WALLACE WOMEN HISTORY PROJECT

Oral histories, 1974-1994.

Transcripts of 13 oral history interviews describe the experiences of the Henry Wallace family in Iowa.

WALLING FAMILY

Letters, 1919-1935, 1991. 1 volume.

Oskaloosa family whose daughter Ivyl Walling Welton graduated from Grinnell College and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WALLS, ESTHER J. (1926- )

Papers, 1860s-1996 (bulk 1944-1996). 1.75 linear feet.

Mason City, Iowa native and librarian who was the first African-American female student at University of Iowa elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

WAR BRIDES OF WORLD WAR II: IOWA EXPERIENCES

Records, 1946-1996, bulk 1994-1996. 1 linear inch and audiovisual materials.

1995 honors thesis of University of Iowa undergraduate student, Rachel Casteel.

WARD, MYRLE OLIVE (1897-1992)

Papers, 1876-1992 (bulk 1930s-1940s). 1 linear foot.

Native of Hamburg, Iowa and missionary to the West Indies and the Belgian Congo from 1925 until 1959.

WEIR, RUTH CROMER (1902-1998)

Papers, 1805-1993 (bulk 1926-1964)

Journalist and children’s author from Union, Iowa.

WEISS, JANE ALISON (1943-1981)

Papers, 1967-1981. 10 linear inches.

Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa, 1978-1981.

WELCH AND ANGRICK COLLECTION

Collection, 1880-1995. 3.75 linear feet.

Material relating to the Heart of Hawkeye Council of Campfire Girls, The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and the Iowa Department of the Woman’s Relief Corps.

WELDON, JOANN (1931-2001)

Papers,1920-2003

A resident of Davenport from 1962, Weldon publicly acknowledged her lesbian identity during the early 1950s.

WERNER, MARTA (1906-1989)

Papers, 1892-1989 (bulk 1928-1989).

Native of Mexico who came to Fort Madison, Iowa in 1914.  Her community activism centered on the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

WESCOTT, LOIS (1916-  )

Papers, 1916-2001, 10 linear inches.

Geology graduate of the University of Iowa who traveled to Japan and Venezuela to work for oil companies.

WESSEL, DORIS

“My Life as a Farm Woman.”  3-page reminiscence.

WEST LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL (MUSCATINE COUNTY, IOWA)

Photographs, 1905-1954. 4 items.

Three photos of girls’ basketball teams (1905,1910, 1953/54) and one of female students (ca. 1906).

WEST LUCAS WOMEN’S CLUB (JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1923-1976. 7.5 linear inches.

Women’s social club in Johnson County, Iowa which was formed in 1920.

WHERRY, ELIZABETH (1893-1956)

Papers, 1904-1960. 5 linear feet.

Farm magazine writer.

WHITE, LUCY VAN VOORHIS (1869-1935)

Papers, 1866-1932. 1.25 linear feet.

Schoolteacher and farm wife of Dallas County, Iowa.

WHITE, MAUDE ESTHER (1913-2003)

Papers, 1957-1996. 8 linear inches.

Founder of the Des Moines Tutoring Center, and Iowa’s first Affirmative Action administrator from 1973 to 1978.

WHITE, SARAH DYKSTRA (1905-1979)

Papers, 1941-1979.  7.5 linear inches.

Correspondence and circle letters of a northwestern Iowa farmwoman.

WHITEHEAD, FLOY EUGENIA (1913-1998)

Papers, 1935-1998. 3 linear feet.

Nutrition scholar and chair of the University of Iowa’s Home Economics Department for sixteen years.

WHITLEY, CORA CALL (1862-1937)

Papers, 1917-1937. 1.1 linear feet.

Clubwoman and conservationist involved in the Council of National Defense Women’s Committee during World War I.

WIEDERRECHT, BEULAH (1905-1983)

Papers, 1946-1995. 4 linear inches.

Correspondence between Wapello farm woman and two Polish families after World War II.

WIESE, PATRICIA PETERSON (1937- )

Papers, 1978-2012. 2.5 linear inches.

English as a Second Language teacher in West Liberty, Iowa.

WIESENFELD, SALLY (1924- )

Papers, 1969-2001 (bulk 1969-1974). 5 linear inches.

Peace activist and member of Another Mother for Peace which was organized to protest the Vietnam War during the 1970s.

WILKERSON, BESSIE

Newspaper clipping, 1994. 1 item.

Former seamstress and long-time resident of Fort Madison, Iowa.

WILLIAMS, CATHERINE GAYLE (1914- )

Papers, 1910s-1991.1.3 linear feet.

Professional dancer and deputy commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services.

WILLIAMS, VERDA  (1944- )

Papers, 1969-2004. 1 linear foot and audiovisual material.

Communication specialist at Iowa State University who produced the documentary “Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard.”

WILLING WORKERS CLUB (FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA)

Records, 1918-1987, 10 linear inches.

A social and benevolent women’s club initially formed as a Red Cross sewing club during World War I.

WILSON, EVA DONELSON (1905- )

Papers, 1994. 1 linear inch.

Native of Ogden, Iowa, and professor of nutrition at colleges in the United States and Brazil.

WILSON, RUTH (1924-2002)

Papers, 1957-2002.  2.5 linear inches.

Journalist who worked for the “Stars and Stripes” in postwar Europe.

WIRTZ, DOROTHY AND WARREN

Papers, 1936-2003 (bulk 1936-1939). 2.5 linear inches.

Brother and sister who attended the State University of Iowa and wrote letters to their parents in Keokuk.

WOLFE, ZELDA BABCOCK (1901-1995)

Memoirs, undated. 1 volume.

Riceville, Iowa, mother, homemaker, and teacher.

WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION OF IOWA

Records, 1874-2006. 18.5 linear feet.

Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman’s suffrage.

WOMEN AGAINST RACISM COMMITTEE (IOWA CITY, IOWA)

Records, 1981-1998. 4 linear feet.

Multiethnic group founded in 1981 by women from the University of Iowa.

WOMEN AWARE, INC. (Sioux City, Iowa)

Records,1985-2004.  2.5 linear inches.

WOMEN, FOOD, AND AGRICULTURE NETWORK

Listserv records, 1999.

Organization connecting women with progressive approaches to agriculture.

WOMEN’S ACTIVITIES REPORTS, IOWA

Records, 1946-1948. 2.5 linear inches.

Report on the actvities of Iowa women compiled under the direction of the University of Iowa History Department in the 1940s.

WOMEN’S EQUITY ACTION LEAGUE, IOWA DIVISION

Records, 1972-1977. 5 linear inches.

Organization that promoted economic equity for women by focusing on educational, legal, and tax issues affecting women.

WOMEN’S HISTORY PROJECT, CATHOLIC CHURCH, DIOCESE OF SIOUX CITY

Papers, 1991. 1.25 linear inches.

Interviews with members of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux City, Iowa.

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM, DES MOINES BRANCH

Records, 1962-2002. 1.75 linear feet.

Group which participated in rallies and demonstrations against war and nuclear testing.

WOMEN’S RESOURCE AND ACTION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Records, 1960-2006 (bulk 1971-2000). 10 linear feet.

Women’s center established in 1970 to serve the university and community.

WOMMACK, BARBARA (1937- )

Papers, 1990-2005. 1 linear inch.

Clubwoman and member of the Semper Fidelis Club in Davenport, Iowa.

WOOD, MARY ELIZABETH (1902-1998)

Papers, 1920-1998 and undated. 2.5 linear feet and artifacts.

Social worker and the first African American woman in the United States to be named executive director of a greater metropolitan YWCA.

WOOKEY, FAYE TOMLINSON (1916- )

Memoir, 2000. 0.25 linear inches.

Native of Red Oak, Iowa who who recalls family life on a farm in Montgomery County, Iowa.

WURSTER, DOROTHY FOX (1931- )

Papers, 1942-1987. 2 linear inches.

Mahaska County farm girl who won a blue ribbon in the Mahaska County’s Boys’ 4-H.

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YANNEY, KAY

Unprocessed papers.

Presentation given by Yanney on the 85th anniversary of the Boone Township Women’s Club, 1996.

YANNEY, LINDA

Papers, 1948-2000. 3.5 linear feet.

Iowa City feminist and champion of LGBT rights.

YATES-GLANDORF, JANIE (1929- )

Papers, 1943-2005.  9 linear feet.

Iowa City high school drama and English teacher.

YOCUM, JERRY (1923- )

Diary, 1915-1919. 0.5 linear inches.

Transcript of the diary of Beulah Marie Lucas of Pocahontas, Iowa compiled by her son Jerry Yocum in 1997.

YORK, CHRISTIE (1950-2001)

Papers, 1950-2001, 5.3 linear feet.

University of Iowa graduate and laboratory assistant who was active in student government and served as a steward in AFSCME Local 12.

YOST, LELA AURILLA (1890-1977)

Memoir, 1995. 0.5 linear inches.

Schoolteacher and farm wife near Mason City and Kesley, Iowa.

YOUNG WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER (DES MOINES, IOWA)

Records, 1979-2003. 2.5 linear inches and audiovisual material.

YOUTH INCENTIVES, INC.

Unprocessed records, 1999-2002

Videotaped interviews with eight prominent African Americans from Des Moines.

YWCA OF GREATER DES MOINES

Records, 1895-1995. 10 linear feet.

Local chapter affiliated with the national YWCA in 1896. Includes records of the Blue Triangle, the chapter’s African-American branch from 1919 to 1947.

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ZALIS, ELAYNE (1953- )

Papers, 1993-2006. 2.5 linear inches.

Writer and multimedia artist who received her doctorate from the University of Iowa.

ZASTROW, KATHERINE MULL FALVEY (1904-1997)

Papers, 1927-1995. 1.5 linear feet.

State representative from 1958 to 1964 and the first woman elected to Charles City Council, 1970.

ZELLER, MILDRED “MICKI” (1940-2000)

Papers, 1946-2000. 11 linear feet and slides.

Costume designer and avid traveller whose papers include an extensive collection of slides, related travel diaries, and materials pertaining to the Iran Hostage Crisis.

ZIMMERMAN, JO ANN (1936- )

Papers, 1958-1995.  9 linear feet.

Elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1982 and in 1986, she became the first woman Lieutenant Governor of Iowa.

ZINDEL, IRENE ROCK (1917- )

Papers, 1930-1998. 2.5 linear inches.

Scott County, Iowa, farm woman who was active in 4-H and the Farm Bureau.

ZOOK, LOLA MOELLER (1909-1999)

Papers, 1909-2004. 8.75 linear feet.

Newspaper editor whose papers relate to her career as a journalist and the years she spent in occupied Japan following World War II.

ZWART, ELIZABETH CLARKSON (1904-1983)

Papers, 1925-1982. 1.25 linear feet.

Columnist for the Des Moines Tribune, the Des Moines Register, and Better Homes and Gardens.