IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

 

                      GRETCHEN ANTON COY (1923-  )

 

PAPERS, 1943-1995 (bulk 1943)

7 items

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The papers (donor no. 321) were donated by Gretchen Anton Coy in 1995.

ACCESS:

The papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Kristen Rassbach, 1997. [CoyGretchen.doc]

 


Biography

            Gretchen Anton Coy was a participant in the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Program during World War II.  The Curtiss-Wright Program trained college women in aeronautical engineering to replace men who were serving in World War II.  Coy was enrolled in the program at Iowa State University and was transferred to the University of Texas for her training.  She subsequently worked at the company’s plant in St. Louis, Mo.  She works as an artist and teacher at the Lakes Art Center and resides in Okoboji, Iowa.

 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            The Gretchen Anton Coy papers date from 1943 to 1995 and contain 7 items.  The papers consist chiefly of photocopies of selected issues of The Cadetter, a newsletter published by engineering cadets of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.  Also included are a brochure entitled "The Artistry of Gretchen Greta Coy" and two newspaper clippings.

 

 

 

Related Materials

 

Rosemary Sackett Bozer Bunny comes to Lake Okoboji.  (1995).  Coy illustrated this book, which is housed in the Iowa Women's Archives printed works collection.  Call number:  PS3569 .A229 B6 1995.