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Iowa State University. Margaret Sloss Women's Center records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 3/6

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the Margaret Sloss Women's Center. Records include news clippings, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, subject files, biographical files, administrative records, advisory board records, and faculty papers.


  • Creation: 1971-2011

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The Margaret Sloss Women's Center was established in 1981 to provide a centralized home for women's organizations and to promote and sustain women through advocacy, programs, and information and referral services. The Women's Center offers support and referrals to individuals who are experiencing discrimination, sexual harassment, abuse or just need someone to listen. The Center is located in the Sloss House, which was named for Thomas Sloss, former superintendent of buildings, grounds, and construction at Iowa State College (University). The house provides meeting rooms for groups and organizations to hold discussions, forums, and meetings. It is also a space for women to meet, network, study, watch television, and relax. The Center is named in honor of Margaret Wragg Sloss, the first woman to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1938) from Iowa State University.


Connie Tanczo (1982-1983)

Torry Dickinson (1983-1984)

Peg Lonnquist (1984-1988)

Judy Jones (1989-1993)

Celia Naylor-Ojurongbe (1994-1997)

Lisa Enloe (1997-1997) Interim

Pamela Thomas (1998-2000)

Nancy Bevin (2000-2000) Interim

Penny Rosenthal (2001) Interim

Penny Rice (Rosenthal) (2001-2011)

Chris Fowler (2011-2012) Interim

Som Mongtin (2012-2015) Interim

Lorraine Acker (2015-2017)

Ruxandra Looft


11.97 Linear Feet (26 document boxes and 5 half-document boxes)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-06-07.

RS 3/6. Iowa State University. Margaret Sloss Women's Center records, 1971-2011
April 19, 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