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Sally J. Pederson papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/198

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection (1980-2014, undated) contains biographical information, official papers, photographs, press releases, reports, speeches, and writings of former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Sally Pederson. Papers relating to official state business, including travel schedules, press releases, written columns, and fiscal reports are found here as well as photographs from events and tours that were held. The speeches include those which were given during the eight years she served as Lieutenant Governor. There is a collection of papers from Pederson's platform interests that include conferences, promoting the state of Iowa, autism causes, domestic violence awareness, and disability housing.

Dates

  • 1980-2015, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

This collection is restricted until January 1, 2021. Researchers must receive prior written permission from the donor to use this collection. Restricted until 2021-01-01.

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact the department at least 3 working days in advance.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Sally Joann Pederson was born January 13, 1851 in Muscatine, Iowa. She has a B.A. (1973) in institution management from Iowa State University.



Pederson was the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (1999-2007), elected with Governor Tom Vilsack in 1998. During her time in office she became a forceful advocate for people with disabilities. She worked for expanding access to health care for children, creating fair prescription drug prices for seniors, and lobbied the federal government to increase Iowa's Medicare payments.



Pederson has been involved with many organizations including the Autism Society of Iowa, Iowa's Special Olympics, National Alliance for Autism Research, Polk County Health Services, the Homestead Living and Learning Center for Adults with Autism, and the Governor's 21st Century Workforce Council, among others. Before elected to office, Pederson was senior food editor for Better Homes and Gardens and an executive with the Meredith Corporation in Des Moines.

Pederson is married to James A. Autry and they have three children, Jim Jr., Rick, and Ronald.

Extent

21.58 Linear Feet (49 document boxes, 1 oversized box)

Abstract

Consultant, editor, and former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, Sally Pederson was born in 1951 in Muscatine, Iowa. She was senior food editor for Better Homes and Gardens and an executive with the Meredith Corporation. Pederson was elected to two terms as Lieutenant Governor (1999-2007) of Iowa under Governor Tom Vilsack. While in office, she was an advocate for people with disabilities. The collection contains biographical information, official papers, photographs, press releases, reports, speeches, and writings. Most of the materials relate to her time as Lieutenant Governor and document her interests in autism, domestic violence awareness, disability housing, and promoting the state of Iowa.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series 1, Personal files, 1985-2014, undated (chronological)

Series 2, Advocacy files, 1980-2015, undated (chronological)

Series 3, Political files, 1982-2014, undated (chronological)

Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives at least 3 working days in advance.

Processing Information

Released on 2019-02-25.

Title
RS 21/7/198. Sally J. Pederson papers, 1980-2015, undated
Date
January 7, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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