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Cards from Christmases Past

By Christine Vivian, SLIS student and IWA student assistant   One of the lovely surprises of The Iowa Women’s Archives is the number of collections which contain holiday cards, such as the Shirley Briggs Papers. Briggs, an artist and naturalist, created a new hand-drawn card every year for over 50 years. Receiving one of theseContinue reading “Cards from Christmases Past”

Update from the Iowa Women’s Archives, October 2012

On a sunny day 20 years ago, the Iowa Women’s Archives celebrated its opening with a symposium on Iowa women in political life featuring IWA founders Louise Noun and Mary Louise Smith. En route to the symposium, Smith stopped on the Pentacrest to speak at a rally in support of the Equal Rights Amendment, whichContinue reading “Update from the Iowa Women’s Archives, October 2012”

Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives

Join Iowa Women’s Archives Curator Kären Mason, Assistant Curator Janet Weaver, and faculty members Omar Valerio-Jiménez and Claire Fox for a brown-bag discussion of Latina history in Iowa at the opening of the newest exhibit at the UI Main Library. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:00- 1:00 p.m.  University of Iowa Main Library, North Exhibition HallContinue reading “Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives”