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Donna R. Danielson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 12/10/52

Scope and Content

This collection (1954-2008, undated) consists primarily of Christmas cards created by Professor Danielson. The collection also includes biographical news clippings and a talk presented to the Ames Eta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma regarding her process of selecting a Christmas card theme. The collection contains several photographs of Danielson’s Christmas cards displayed in her home. The original printing blocks used for producing her 1963 Christmas card are included in the artifact collection.


  • Creation: 1954-2008, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Donna Rae Danielson was born July 28, 1934 in Nevada, Iowa. Danielson received her B.S. (1957) and M.S. (1961) from Iowa State University in applied art. After graduation, she was advertising manager (1957-1959) for the Utica Clothing Company in Des Moines, Iowa. Danielson then joined the textiles and clothing department faculty at the University of Nebraska (1961-1964). In 1964, she joined the Iowa State University faculty as Assistant Professor of Textiles and Clothing. She was promoted to Associate Professor (1971) and Professor (1976). She retired from Iowa State in 1991.

Danielson was a member of several professional and scholastic organizations. She was on the executive council of the Nebraska and Iowa Home Economics Associations and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Women in Communications. She was also an honorary member of Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Delta Phi Delta. Danielson received the Home Economics Centennial Alumni Award (1971) and the Outstanding Teacher Award (1976) from Iowa State University.

Donna Danielson died on December 25, 2006.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)


This collection is organized Alphabetically with the Christmas cards organized Chronologically.

Items in related collections

RS 12/10. Iowa State University. Department of Textiles and Clothing records, 1916-2012

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 12/10/52. Donna R. Danielson papers, 1954-2008, undated
January 22, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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