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Mary Helen Merriam Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/128

Scope and Content

The collection contains newsclippings, biographical information, and course material from Mary Helen Merriam Stewart’s years at Iowa State, and correspondence with Chemistry professor Nellie Naylor from later years. Also in the papers are six postcards of Margaret Hall, five of which depict the fire that destroyed the Hall in 1938. In addition, there are policies regarding the Iowa State College dormitories.


  • 1936-1979, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Mary Helen Merriam was born April 22, 1919 in Keokuk, Iowa. She received a B.S. (1941) from Iowa State College/University. She also earned an M.A. from the Indiana University (1946).

While an undergraduate at Iowa State, she belonged to several organizations including, Psi Chi, the Roger Williams Club, Theta Epsilon, and the Science Women’s Club. In addition, she worked in the cafeteria of Alice Freeman Hall for two years and for four year she worked as a clerical assistant at the College Hospital.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)


This collection is organized Alphabetically then Chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/128. Mary Helen Merriam Stewart papers, 1936-1979, undated
July 1, 2020
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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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