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Pearl Hogrefe papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/10/52

Scope and Content

The collection (1914-1977, undated) contains biographical information, class notes, publications, and correspondence. Much of the correspondence relates to her research and publishing efforts. Hogrefe's publications focus mostly on the writing of fiction and the English Renaissance, including articles about Thomas More and Thomas Elyot. In addition the papers include galley proofs, notes, and manuscripts on Tudor Women: Commoners and Queens (1975; call number: HQ1596 .H63) and on Women of Action in Tudor England (1977; call number: HQ1595.A3 H63).


  • 1914-1977


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

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Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Pearl Hogrefe (1889-1977) received an A.B. (1910) from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. She earned her M.A. (1913) the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. (1927) from the University of Chicago.

Hogrefe was Head (1919-1921) of English at Missouri Wesleyan College. From there she went on to teach (1921-1924) at the Iowa State Teachers College (University of Northern Iowa). She also taught at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, where she was a Professor and Head (1928-1931) of the Department of English. In 1931, Hogrefe became an Associate Professor (1931-1944) at Iowa State College (University) and was later promoted to Professor (1944-1971).

She was a member of Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America, Shakespeare Society of America, Association of American University Professors, and American Association for University Women. There are two fellowships to commemorate Pearl Hogrefe: the Wood-Hogrefe and the Pearle Hogrefe Endowment Fellowships. Her research and publication interests concentrate on the English Renaissance and the writing of fiction. Hogrefe has written seven major articles and ten books, including Tudor Women: Commoners and Queens.


2.73 Linear Feet (6 document boxes and 1 half-document box)

Items in related collections

RS 13/10. Iowa State University. Department of English records

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 13/10/52. Pearl Hogrefe papers, 1914-1977
January 23, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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