IOWA WOMEN'S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLOW HILL (1954- )

 

PAPERS, 1960-2001

13 linear inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The papersĽ (donor no. 828) were donated by Willow Hill in 2002.

ACCESS:

The Ľpapers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

ĽCopyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

In Boxes 1 and 3.

PROCESSED BY:

Lisa Mott, 2003.[HillWillow.doc]

 


 

ĽBiography

††††††††††† Cindy Hill was born on January 28, 1954 to Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hill, Jr.Hill and her siblings, Kay, Julie and Larry, grew up in rural Iowa near Clarion.Hill belonged to the Camp Fire Girls and the Lincoln Lassies League 4-H Club.Hill was a member of the Clarion Drill Team while attending Clarion Community High School.She graduated from high school in 1972.As an adult Hill changed her first name to Willow.

 

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Scope and Content Note

 

††††††††††† Begin text here:The Willow HillĽ papers date from 1960Ľ to 2001 and measure 13Ľ linear inches.The Ľpapers consist primarily of Hillís journals.The journals of Hillís youth (1964-1972) are filled with the changing thoughts and activities of a maturing girl in rural Iowa.Hill describes her 4-H club and school activities, her experiences dating and her impressions of national events.The entries for June 5-9, 1968 cover the assassination of Robert Kennedy.The journals from 1992-2001 are filled with poetry, self-reflection and Hillís search to find meaning and purpose in her life.

 

††††††††††† The Willow Hill papers also include her kindergarten autograph book from 1960, her pocket calendar from 1970 filled with the activities of a sixteen year old girl, and a booklet of original poetry and thoughts Hill wrote in 1996 titled Poetry, Guidance and Herb Fest.The collection also contains Hillís 4-H Club scrapbook, covering her club activities from 1965 through 1969 in both prose and photographs.Hillís personal scrapbook is also part of the collection.This scrapbook covers Hillís youth from 1962 through her high school graduation in 1972.

 

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