Celebrate 20 Years of the Iowa Women's Archives

November 10, 2012 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Main University Library

Celebrate 20 Years of the Iowa Women's Archives

Where: Main Library
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for breakfast and a talk about one of the founders of the Iowa Women's Archives: Mary Louise Smith. Biographer Suzanne O'Dea will share her new book Madam Chairman: Mary Louise Smith and the Revival of the Republican Party after Watergate.

Mary Louise Smith rose to national prominence when she served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1974 to 1977. She later joined art collector and activist Louise Noun to found the Iowa Women's Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries. The Louise Noun - Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives opened on October 28, 1992.
View Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women's Archives. This exhibit in the North Exhibition Hall of the UI Main Library, explores a theme common to many of the collections: migration. Since its founding, the Iowa Women's Archives has gathered documents, photos, and oral histories that illuminate the lives of diverse Iowa women.
Tour the Archives with Curator Karen Mason.