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Louise Noun: Centenary Celebration – Dec 3

Louise Rosenfield Noun, social activist, art collector, author, philanthropist and co-founder of the Iowa Women’s Archives, was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1908. Noun became widely recognized for her leadership and commitment to a number of organizations and causes. Please join us in a celebration of her life with cake and conversation. Wednesday, DecemberContinue reading “Louise Noun: Centenary Celebration – Dec 3”

UI Libraries Unveils Online Collection Highlighting Iowa Women

As women’s history month comes to a close, the Iowa Women’s Archives goes online. To mark the occasion and unveil the digital collection, the University of Iowa Libraries will celebrate with a reception on Wednesday, March 26th from 12 – 1 p.m. in the North Exhibition Hall of the Main Library. Through the new digitalContinue reading “UI Libraries Unveils Online Collection Highlighting Iowa Women”

Weaver to Receive Service Award

Janet Weaver, Assistant Curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA), will receive an award from LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), Council 10, Davenport, for her oustanding service to the Council. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 16th. Janet has built strong relationships in the Quad Cities Latino community through her dedicatedContinue reading “Weaver to Receive Service Award”

UI Libraries Presents African-American Student History Online

Adah Hyde Johnson (Class of 1912) described her graduation from The University of Iowa as “one of the great dreams” of her father, a successful businessman who had grown up under slavery. Helping to integrate Currier Hall in 1946 was the first step of Virginia Harper’s (Class of 1948) lifelong career as a civil rightsContinue reading “UI Libraries Presents African-American Student History Online”

Mujeres Latinas Project Recognized

The Iowa Women’s Archives oral history project, Mujeres Latinas has been recognized with the UI President’s Award for State Outreach and Public Engagement. The annual award honors those who demonstrate exemplary outreach to the State of Iowa and the public in general. The $1,000 awards are given in four categories: faculty, staff, student and group/organization.Continue reading “Mujeres Latinas Project Recognized”

Iowa Women: From Homemakers to Activists (Event Rescheduled)

The University of Iowa Libraries is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting archival collections about rural women and civil rights activists from the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA). A selection of digitized photographs, correspondence, audio recordings and other artifacts documenting the lives of Iowa women is currently featured on the University’s Iowa Digital Library . InContinue reading “Iowa Women: From Homemakers to Activists (Event Rescheduled)”