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Outreach and Instruction Librarian. Lover of coffee, as well as 19th century photography, painting, tourism and print.

News & Updates 3/22/2017

Iowa Bibliophiles browsing new acquisitions  March News & Updates: Old Gold: 1962 campus concert featured both Al Jarreau and Simon Estes https://now.uiowa.edu/2017/03/old-gold-1962-campus-concert-featured-both-al-jarreau-and-simon-estes Johnson County Historical Society event puts focus on historic and rare films […]
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Every Girl Has a Voice: 8-14 Year Old Girls Explore IWA

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

Every girl has a voice. Every woman has a story!

This month the IWA held an event for area girls from ages 8 – 14. The girls learned about Iowa girls and women from decades past like Dora Martin Berry, the first black student to be named Miss State University of Iowa; Dorothy Fox Wurster, who joined the local boys 4-H club in order to competitively show cattle; and Phyliss Henry, Des Moines’ first police woman.
Using photocopies of what they found, the kids made their own mini-exhibits and decorated a quilt square about a girl or woman of their choice.

All who participated had a blast, and we hope to have a similar event in the future.

 

The girls examine our current exhibit "History as it Happens: Women's March 2017

The girls examine our current exhibit “History as it Happens: Women’s March 2017

Curator Kären Mason shows the girls some artifacts from IWA collections.

Curator Kären Mason shows the girls some artifacts from IWA collections.

Assistant curator Janet Weaver helps a girl write her exhibit caption, "And the women powered through it!"

Assistant curator Janet Weaver helps a girl write her exhibit caption, “And the women powered through it!”

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

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Every Girl Has a Voice: 8-14 Year Old Girls Explore IWA

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

Every girl has a voice. Every woman has a story!

This month the IWA held an event for area girls from ages 8 – 14. The girls learned about Iowa girls and women from decades past like Dora Martin Berry, the first black student to be named Miss State University of Iowa; Dorothy Fox Wurster, who joined the local boys 4-H club in order to competitively show cattle; and Phyliss Henry, Des Moines’ first police woman.
Using photocopies of what they found, the kids made their own mini-exhibits and decorated a quilt square about a girl or woman of their choice.

All who participated had a blast, and we hope to have a similar event in the future.

 

The girls examine our current exhibit "History as it Happens: Women's March 2017

The girls examine our current exhibit “History as it Happens: Women’s March 2017

Curator Kären Mason shows the girls some artifacts from IWA collections.

Curator Kären Mason shows the girls some artifacts from IWA collections.

Assistant curator Janet Weaver helps a girl write her exhibit caption, "And the women powered through it!"

Assistant curator Janet Weaver helps a girl write her exhibit caption, “And the women powered through it!”

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

Quilt squares about Iowa women, by Iowa girls.

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