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DIARIES, 1944-1946
QUANTITY: 1 linear inch

Acquisition: The diaries (donor no. 844) were donated by Michelle Mouton in 2002.

The papers are open for research.
Copyright: Copyright held by the donor has/has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Preferred Citation:
Lenora Backes Papers, Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Photographs: None.
Audiovisual: None.

Processed by: Karissa Haugeberg, 2007. [BackesLenora.doc]

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Lenora Backes, a diarist, lived on a farm in east central Iowa. The two diaries in this collection contain very little biographical information.

Scope and Content Note

The Lenora Backes diaries date from 1944 to 1946 and measure 1 linear inch. In these two volumes, Backes discusses household work, quilting, embroidery, cooking, church attendance, pinochle, and letter writing. She references travels to Cedar Rapids and Belle Plaine, Iowa. Michelle Mouton purchased the diaries at an antique store in the Amana Colonies in Iowa, and donated them to the Iowa Women’s Archives.


Backes, Lenora (1 folder)

For more information about this collection contact the Iowa Women's Archives.

Iowa Women’s Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City IA 52242.
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Page created December 2007.