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Iowa Women's Archives Timeline

Launch of the Rural Women’s Project

Evelyn Birkby

Evelyn Birkby, radio homemaker
and columnist, early 1950s

Doris Malkmus began work as the archivist for the Rural Women’s Project.  She traveled around the state speaking to rural women and conducting oral histories.  The resulting collections provide rich resources that chronicle the lives and experiences of rural and farm women throughout Iowa’s history.

Doris Malkmus