IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOW

 

BARBARA FLANAGAN

 

»PAPERS, DATES:»1950, 1973-1991

»QUANTITY:»2 linear inches and audiovisual material

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 153) were donated by »Barbara Flanagan Sanford in 1993.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

AUDIOVISUAL:

»Double record album (and accompanying book) shelved in audiocassette collection (AC  ).

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Rachel Bohlmann, 1996. [Word 7.0 flanagan.doc]

 


»Biography

            Begin text here:»Barbara Flanagan, journalist, writer, community civic activist was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and attended Drake University as a drama major in the early 1940s. 

 

            After a summer working for the Minneapolis Times, Flanagan dropped out of college in 1945, moved to Minneapolis and began to work full time in the promotion department for the Times.  Later she worked nights as a general assignment reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune and in 1957 she was named women's editor of the Minneapolis Star and the Minneapolis Tribune.  Flanagan continued to work for both papers, even after she was given a daily column in the Star.  From this platform, Flanagan spoke out for the next twenty-three years on a variety of social issues, most effectively on urban renewal and the preservation of historic buildings in Minneapolis’s downtown. 

 

            During the 1970s Flanagan wrote two books.  The first, Minneapolis, (1973)/8, celebrates the city's cultural, social and environmental highlights.  The second, Ovation, in 1977, commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Minnesota Orchestra.  She retired from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1988.  In 1967 she married Earl Sanford, an investment consultant. 

 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Barbara Flanagan papers date from »1950 to 1991 and measure »4 linear inches.  The »papers »are arranged in »two series:  »Biographical and Writings.

 

 

Related Collections:

 

Most of her papers are at the Minnesota Historical Society.

 

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Box no.   Description

Box 1

»Biographical

Newspaper clippings and a feature article, 1950, 1982-1989 and undated [oversized items shelved in map case:  drawer 5]

Correspondence, pamphlets, and press releases, 1950, 1975-1989 and undated

 

Writings

By-lines from the Minneapolis Star, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 1974-1978, 1988-1991 [oversize items shelved in map case:  drawer 5]

Minneapolis (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973) [shelved in the printed works collection]

A companion publication to the Minnesota Orchestra's 75th anniversary celebration album, 1977 [shelved in audiocassette collection: AC  ]