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Oral histories (document genres)

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Adrian L. Bowers papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Content The collection (1933-1936, undated) contains radio talks given by Bowers, taped oral history interviews, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of Bowers with a farmer. The oral history interview transcript contains remarks related to the Farmer’s Holiday Movement, among other matters.
Dates: 1933-1936, undated

Bernard Mahler Timberg oral history

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/215
Scope and Content The collection (1968-2006, undated) contains coursework and materials from Timberg's Master of Science thesis at Iowa State University and audio recordings of oral history interviews conducted by Timberg during his time at Iowa State. Included in the tapes are the original recordings identified and indexed in the appendix of his thesis. Timberg gathered oral histories from a variety of Iowans including Jack Shelley, Albert Parks Butts, Mabel Bartenhagen, Abe Mezvinsky, Lewis Morris, Jack...
Dates: 1968-2006, undated

Dorothy Schwieder papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 13/12/54
Scope and Content This collection (1880-2011, undated) contains materials related to Schwieder's many years in academia. Starting with her own personal coursework from her Ph.D. studies at the University of Iowa, the collection traces her academic career, including presentations, publications, and research done on a variety of topics. Schwieder's work includes research on the Iowa State Cooperative Extension Service, Amish and other communitarian societies in Iowa, the town of Presho, South Dakota, women and...
Dates: 1880-2014, undated

Frederick D. Patterson papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/19
Abstract Frederick D. Patterson (1901-1988) was born in Washington, D.C., on October 10, 1901. He received his D.V.M. (1923) and M.S. (1927) from Iowa State College (University), and Doctor of Philosophy (1932) from Cornell University. He held several positions at Tuskegee University, including President (1935-1953). Patterson founded the United Negro College Fund and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1987). This collection includes biographical information, newspaper clippings, photographs,...
Dates: 1923-1982

Ian M. Ringgenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/179
Scope and Content This collection (2006-2008) contains course notes from several classes, an Honors Program oral history project, and the final report submitted by Ringgenberg for his study abroad program. His course notes include syllabi and class handouts as well as essays, notes, and reports by Ringgenberg for classes in anthropology, history, and philosophy.
Dates: 2006-2008

IFYE Association of the USA records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0695
Abstract The IFYE Association of the USA, Inc., originally the International Farm Youth Exchange and later the International Four-H Youth Exchange, was founded in 1948 for young adults to increase international understanding and cooperation. The program is a three to six month exchange program in which 4-H alumni and other young adults interested in a rural living experience live with a host family in another country and take part in the family's daily activities. The collection includes bylaws, meeting...
Dates: 1948-2012, undated

Iowa State University audio recordings collection, 1946-1987, undated

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RS 0/17/4
Description of Material This collection contains audio recordings of oral history interviews, radio broadcasts, and recorded speeches by various members of Iowa State University.
Dates: 1946-1987, undated

Iowa State University oral history interviews and other recordings transcripts, 1958-1989, undated

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RS 0/17/3
Description of Material This collection includes transcripts from recorded oral history interviews and other recordings. Members of the University Archives, Iowa State University Library, including Dorothy Kehlenbeck, Stan Yates, and Laura Kline, conducted many of the interviews.
Dates: 1958-1989, undated

Iowa State University. Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 0/12/1
Scope and Content The collection (1950-1998, undated) contains news clippings, resolutions, statements, reports, and other information regarding the protests against the Vietnam War on the Iowa State University campus. The materials also include transcripts and reel-to-reel tapes of oral history interviews done by the Special Collections Department with key individuals from the protests including students, administrators, and citizens of Ames, Iowa. In addition, the collection contains Michael Swan’s thesis...
Dates: 1950-1998, undated

John H. and Helen Wessman Sheet Music collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0377
Scope and Content This collection (circa 1850s - 1880s) contains three binders of sheet music for voice and piano.
Dates: circa 1850s-1880s

Rex B. Conn papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/38
Abstract County agent and farm editor for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Rex Conn was born near Marengo, Iowa, and received a B.S. (1922) in animal husbandry from Iowa State College (University). He engaged in farming until 1928 when he became a county extension agent in Sioux County, Iowa. In 1935, Conn became Extension Director for Linn County. He was Farm Editor for the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 1944-1969. While working for the ...
Dates: 1936-1974, undated

Sarah Underwood papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0694
Scope and Content This collection (1855-1885, undated) contains correspondence, poetry, song verses, a photograph, genealogy and family history on the Tefft and Underwood families, and samples of mourning cloth. Many of the handwritten letters are from Sarah Tefft Underwood to her family in Kingston, Rhode Island. Her two primary correspondents were her two sisters, Mae and Ann Tefft, though the letters also include notes to her father and other family members. When writing to her...
Dates: 1856-1885, undated

Sesquicentennial oral history project, Iowa State University collection

 Record Group — Box 1
Identifier: RS 0/11/7
Abstract The Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives initiated an oral history project leading up to and coinciding with the Iowa State University sesquicentennial celebration. Members of the staff, along with other individuals affiliated with Iowa State University, conducted interviews with Iowa State administrators, faculty, staff, and former students discussing their experiences at Iowa State. This collection contains transcripts of the oral history interviews. Where...
Dates: 2001-2007

The Iowa Women Legislators Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0257
Scope and Content This collection consists of 53 interviews of Iowa women legislators, conducted by Suzanne O'Dea Schenken.



All legislators were asked some basic questions about their birth and family background, their youth, their education, and paid and volunteer work experience. They were also asked about specific events in their legislative careers based upon the background research.
Dates: 1988-1994

United States Soil Conservation Service Oral History collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Content This collection consists of bound transcripts of interviews conducted in 1981 by the Soil Conservation Service, and photographs. Each interview is preceded by a biography of the interviewee. The biographical descriptions below are condensed from these. Some photographs of interviewees are also included. Wayne W. Austin’s career with the Soil Conservation Service began in 1935. He worked in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington, D.C., and California until his retirement in...
Dates: 1981

Voices from the Land: An Oral Documentation Project in Iowa records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0638
Abstract "Voices from the Land: An Oral History Project in Iowa" was an oral history project done in conjunction with the Iowa Women's Archives at the University of Iowa. Individuals involved in agriculture and farming were interviewed. This collection contains oral histories (audio recordings and transcriptions) and background information. The oral histories are primarily of women involved in agriculture and farming, with the exception of Fred Kirschenmann. A portion of those interviewed have done work...
Dates: 2000-2007, undated

Warren Allen Smith papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0178
Abstract Author and educator Warren Allen Smith was born in Minburn, Iowa on October 27, 1921. Smith was active in secular humanist circles, and authored and edited several books and book reviews. This collection contains a transcription of the oral history Reminiscing About Minburn of the 1920's and 1930's by Warren Allen Smith and an excerpt from Who's Who in the World which features Smith.
Dates: 1987-1988, undated

Women in Chemistry Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0650
Scope and Content This collection, organized alphabetically by name, contains biographical information, photographs, published material, and oral history interview transcripts. Some transcripts are unavailable due to their being revised. Additional transcripts will be added continuously. The master audio cassettes of each interview are restricted. Reference copies are available for researchers, please contact the Curator, Archives of Women in Science and Engineering. ...
Dates: 2001-2002