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Eleanor McKee papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 25/5/52

Scope and Content

This collection (1924-2008) contains materials relating to Professor McKee’s personal life. It contains papers, programs, diplomas, teacher’s certificates, membership cards, and a World War II war ration book. Additionally, it contains photographs from throughout her life, including portraits of her parents. The collection also contains two High School State Music Association State Contest pins dated 1941, now located in the University Archives Artifact Collection.


  • 1924-2008

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Eleanor McKee was born in 1924 in Shannon City, Iowa. She received her B. A. (1944) in Spanish at Drake University, and her M. L. S. (1952) at the George Peabody School for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. She taught public school in Orient, Iowa (1946-1947), then at the Southern Christian Institute in Mississippi (1947-1949). She was the High School Librarian in Spirit Lake, Iowa (1955-1957). At Iowa State College (University) she was a Library Instructor (1957-1968), an Assistant Professor (1968-1975), and an Associate Professor (1975-1990). In 1990 she retired from the university. She passed away on June 28, 2008.


5.53 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 half-document box, and 3 oversize boxes)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 25/5/52. Eleanor McKee papers, 1924-2008
January 23, 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
(515) 294-6672