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Women scientists--Iowa

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gertrude L. Sunderlin papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/35
Scope and Content

The collection (1926-1990, undated) contains biographical materials, correspondence, and reprints of articles written by her. Many of Sunderlin's writings focused on cooking, canning, recipes, and nutrition. The collection also contains materials related to her work with the Master Mix. In addition, there are articles written by her students regarding products developed in Sunderlin’s experimental cookery classes.

Dates: 1926-1990, undated

Kathleen M. Desmond Trahanovsky Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 13/6/58
Scope and Content

This collection (1942-1990) contains correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, agendas, and printed materials regarding Trahanovsky’s work at Iowa State University. The papers also include materials regarding her involvement with the American Chemical Society, Iota Sigma Pi, Science Bound, and other professional organizations.

Dates: 1942-2006

Nellie M. Naylor papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RS 13/6/51
Scope and Content This collection (1909-1993) documents Naylor's life personally and professionally. Especially valuable are her "Autobiographical sketch" (Box 1, Folder 2) and "Family history" (Box 1, Folder 3; her mother's family, the Gunson's, and her brother Bruce), including a genealogical chart. Her "History of the ISU Chemistry Department" (Box 1, Folder 11) provides a personal account of her teaching days as well as a rare, anecdotal glimpse of early twentieth-century Iowa State history. The...
Dates: 1909-1993

Pilar A. Garcia papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 12/6/53
Scope and Content This collection primarily documents Garcia's career as an instructor; however, much of her research-related work, in the form of journal articles, is included. As a professor, Garcia excelled in the classroom, as evidenced by her teaching awards and class evaluations. Also important is the enthusiasm with which she served lowa State and the Ames community. Garcia devoted a great deal of her time to Greek honoraries, university committees, and civic functions. In most cases, though, this...
Dates: 1933-2011

Rachel Hartman Edgar papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/6/56
Scope and Content This collection (1926-1970, undated) contains biographical information, professional correspondence, research data and notes, and journal and typescript articles. The materials document the research work in textile chemistry conducted by Rachel Edgar throughout her career. The professional correspondence consists of Edgar's correspondence with Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor of the General Mills, Inc. Chamber of Commerce concerning his request of textile experiments as part of a fellowship awarded to...
Dates: 1926-1970, undated

Ruth Bowman Swenson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/1/51
Scope and Content This collection (1924-2005) primarily documents Swenson’s career as an administrator at Iowa State University, however some of her scientific work is included. In an administrative Swenson championed many causes, as evidenced by her membership in numerous organizations. Perhaps most important is how she successfully advocated science as a career for women. Swenson’s papers depict a career oriented, active, and involved woman. For the most part, the collection deals with her public and...
Dates: 1924-2005