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To see a partial list of collections relating to your area of interest, click on the first letter of the subject you are interested in from the list below. This will take you to an expanded list of collections by subjects. More subjects will be added as collections are processed.
NOTE: This list is only a partial list for some of the collections, and does not include every collection in the Iowa Women’s Archives.

A

  • Adoption
  • African American women
  • Armed Forces (women in the armed forces)
  • Artists
  • Arts, performing
  • Arts, visual
  • Asian-American Women
  • Athletics
  • Attorneys
  • Authors

B

  • Business

C

  • Chautauqua performers
  • Child care
  • Childhood and/or children
  • City/county officials
  • Civil rights activists
  • Comparable worth
  • Conservationists

D

  • Democratic Party activists & Legislators
  • Diarists
  • Discrimination, gender
  • Disease and illness
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic workers

E

  • Education, gender bias in
  • Elderly
  • Equal Rights Amendment

F

  • Family papers
  • Farm women
  • Feminism

G

  • Gardening
  • Geology

H

  • Homesteaders
  • Humor

I

  • Immigrants
  • International collections
  • Inventors

J

  • Jazz
  • Journalists and columnists

K

L

  • Legislators
  • Lesbians and gays
  • Librarians

M

  • Mayors
  • Missionaries

N

  • Nineteenth-century collections
  • Nursing

O

  • Oral histories

P

  • Photographers
  • Physicians
  • Pilots
  • Poets
  • Policewomen
  • Politics

Q

R

  • Racism
  • Radio and television broadcasters
  • Rape laws
  • Reproductive rights
  • Religion
  • Republican party activists & legislators
  • Rights of homemakers
  • Rural women

S

  • Scientists
  • Slavery
  • Social workers
  • Spousal abuse/spousal legislation
  • Stalking legislation
  • State Board of Regents
  • State officials
  • Student life
  • Suffrage movement

T

  • Teachers

U

  • University of Iowa organizations
  • University librarians
  • University professors

V

  • Volunteers

W

  • War effort
  • Welfare/child welfare
  • Women in the armed forces
  • Women’s clubs
  • Women’s movement
  • World travelers
  • Writers

X

Y

  • Youth

Z