My Personal Librarian:
Iowa Women’s Archives, Main Library
A native of Minnesota, Kären was lured to Iowa City in 1992 to start the Iowa Women’s Archives. As curator of the archives, she has spent the past two decades exploring Iowa as she gathers photos, diaries, scrapbooks, and other cool items that tell the stories of Iowa women from pioneer days to the present. Kären loves music (especially Americana), plays with the Ukulele Social Club of Iowa City, reads mysteries, and is a sports fan who is happy that the Cedar Rapids Kernels are now a Minnesota Twins farm team.