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Cora Frear Hawkins Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies manuscript

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0228

Scope and Content

This collection (1971) contains a typed manuscript of Hawkins's book, Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies, published by the Iowa State University Press in 1971. Each chapter is kept separate and the preface, table of contents, dedication, and cutlines for photographs used at the beginning of each chapter are at the beginning of the collection.


  • Creation: 1971


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Cora Frear Hawkins is a native Iowan, born in the small town of Sloan and educated at Morningside College in nearby Sioux City, where she received her degree in 1907.

The experiences recounted here reveal a life influenced by warm childhood memories of her father, a country doctor in active practice for many years, beginning in 1882. As a child Cora accompanied him whenever possible. Studying by kerosene lamp, usually in a kitchen warmed by a corncob fire, she finished high school at sixteen and entered college. There she met Lon A. Hawkins whom she married in 1908. They made their home in Washington, D.C. for thirty-four years and on her husband's retirement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1942 they bought a fruit farm near Eugene, Oregon, where Mrs. Hawkins still lives.*

Mrs. Hawkins, a member of the National League of American Pen Women, is active in writer's groups and church work. Although this is her first book, she had previously published features, stories, short articles, and poems.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Related collection materials

Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies (R154.F824.H3)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0228. Cora Frear Hawkins Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies manuscript, 1971
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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