BARCELO, NANCY “RUSTY” (1946- )
Activist and administrator at the University of Iowa whose papers provide insight into Latino life and culture in Iowa and across the Midwest.
BUCKLEY, SUSAN (19xx- )
Women’s rights activist and former director of the Women’s Resource and Action Center in Iowa City who worked for the University of Iowa.
CATALANO, TESS (1959-1999)
Singer, composer, writer, and human rights activist who was active in organizations such as the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and Common Lives/Lesbian Lives that supported feminists and lesbians.
An Iowa-City based lesbian literary journal published all forms of creative expression written by self-defined lesbians.
DODERER, MINNETTE (1923-2005)
State legislator from Iowa City, first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1964. Materials concerning gay civil rights date from 1989 to 1992.
HERRING, PATRICIA (1944- )
Feminist, social worker, and advocate for persons with HIV/AIDS.
HUFFEY, JEAN (1932- )
Mother who became active in Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Lutherans Concerned.
Iowa City publisher and printer of lesbian and feminist books that existed from 1973 to 1985.
JACK, JILL (1957- )
Iowa City political activist involved in feminist and lesbian movements. She worked with organizations such as the Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) and the Iowa City-based publication Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, and on issues and projects including Women Take Back the Night, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Safe Ride, and the domestic violence shelter.
MCCORMICK, DALE (1947-)
Carpenter and activist for women in non-traditional jobs.
MUHANJI, CHERRY (1939- )
Writer, lesbian activist, and University of Iowa alumna.
Feminist activist organization records. Materials relating to gay and lesbian rights include newsletters, brochures, and committee reports dating from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Feminist activist organization records. Materials concerning lesbian rights include two lesbian mother-child custody cases, the lesbian rights task force, and a Johnson County NOW 1985 lesbian rights committee report.
NOUN, LOUISE ROSENFELD (1908-2002)
Des Moines, Iowa social activist, art collector, author, and co-founder of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives. Karen Johnson, Ruth Scharnau and Sarah Hanley interviews include discussion of gay rights.
RABENOLD, JO (19xx- )
Iowa City activist who collected lesbian and feminist publications during the 1970s and 1980s.
SCHANKE, RUTH (1941-)
Des Moines woman who organized a support group for spouses of lesbians and gays in 1994.
SCHARNAU, RUTH (1933-)
Teacher and community activist who was a founding member of the Dubuque National Organization for Women and a proponent of gay and lesbian rights.
WELDON, JOANN (1931-2001)
Resident of Davenport, Iowa, from 1962, Weldon publicly acknowledged her lesbian identity during the early 1950s.
Women's center established in 1970 to serve the university and community. Relevant material includes records related to the Lesbian Alliance, Better Homes and Dykes, and the University of Iowa lesbian, gay, and bisexual staff, and faculty association.
Iowa City feminist and champion of LGBT rights.