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The Louise Noun – Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives collects, preserves, and makes available primary source materials of women of Iowa from all walks of life, as well as the records of women’s organizations in the state.  Established in 1992, the archives is named for its founders, two prominent Des Moines women who conceived the idea of a repository that would collect solely on Iowa women and who worked to bring it to fruition.