IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»DORA MASON (1896-  )

 

SUBTITLE:»»PAPERS, DATES:»1915-1994»

QUANTITY:»7.5 linear inches

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 306) were donated by »Edward and Dordana Mason in 1995.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

»In box 1.

PROCESSED BY:

Your Kristen Rassbach, 1996. [MasonDora.doc]

 

»Biography

 

            Begin text here:»Dora Eaton Mason, sculptor and art teacher, was born in Wyoming on June 29, 1896 to Henry H. Eaton and Sally Thurloway Eaton.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in English from the University of Idaho and her Master of Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Iowa in 1939.  She traveled and studied sculpting across Europe and North America.  She was also a prolific lecturer who traveled around the country and was active as a volunteer in the Iowa City area teaching art and art appreciation.  Dora E. Mason's sculptures have been exhibited and have won awards throughout the United States and Canada.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Dora Mason papers date from »1915 to 1994 and measure »7.5 linear inches.  The »papers »are arranged in »two series: Personal and Professional. »

 

            The Personal series (1915-1994 and undated) contains Dora Mason's book Adventures in Making Faces; an anonymous work entitled "From an Interesting Place As Lived by Dora Mason"; the transcript of an interview with Mason at the age of ninety-five; a draft of her obituary written before her death; a scrapbook containing photographs and newspaper clippings from 1915 to 1994; two travel logs from some of her numerous trips, an autobiographical work entitled "Union Pacific Ties"; and several photographs mainly dating from her ninetieth birthday party in 1986.

           

            The Professional series (1935-1940, 1969, 1986 and undated) is comprised of several letters referring to her many speaking engagements and exhibitions, several drafts and samples of her stories and poems, and her art portfolio which contains photographs of her many sculptures.

 

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Box 1

»Personal

Adventures in Making Faces, undated [shelved in the printed works collection]

"From an Interesting Place," undated

Interview by RoseMary Mason, 1991

Obituary, undated

Scrapbook, 1915-1994 and undated

Loose newspaper clippings and photographs, 1914-1994 and undated [removed from scrapbook]

Travel logs, 1959, 1969

"Union Pacific Ties," undated

Photographs, 1986 and undated

 

Box 2

Professional

Correspondence, 1935-1940

Portfolio, undated

Newspaper clippings, 1969, 1986 [removed from portfolio]

Stories, speeches, and poems, undated