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 IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

           

TITLE:»SHRAUGER FAMILY

SUBTITLE:»

 

PAPERS, 1934-2005»

3.2 linear feet

QUANTITY:»

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 112) were donated by Virginia Shrauger Jones in 1987 and succeeding years.

 

ACCESS:

Permission to quote from or publish from these papers must be obtained from the donor.

 

COPYRIGHT:

Copyright has been retained by the donor.

 

PROCESSED BY:

Natalie S. Brody in 1994 and succeeding years; Bobby Jett, 1999; Kären Mason, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

»Biography

 

Begin text here:Cornelia Prentiss, the eldest daughter of Henry James Prentiss and Lué Bradley Prentiss [see Bradley Family Papers], was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York in 1896 and moved to Iowa City, Iowa in 1905 when her father established the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa).

 

Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger and her husband Harold Shrauger, Sr., lived in Atlantic, Iowa where Shrauger operated a home and office appliance store. Their three children were Harold, Jr. (1916-2004), Cornelia (1919-2004), and Virginia (b. 1922).

 

Harold Shrauger, Jr., a sales representative for Allied Mills, and his wife Frances Kephart Shrauger (1915-2004) lived in Le Mars, Iowa.  Their daughter Frances (Francy) was born in 1944, graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1966, and moved to Chicago where she worked in merchandising at Marshall Field's Department Store.  In 1968 she married (Charles) Edward Snow.  Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1971. 

 

Cornelia Shrauger married (John) Robert Day in 1940.  They lived in Washington, Iowa. Their two sons were Dennis (1946-1997) and Edward (b. 1947).  [See Cornelia Day Papers.]

 

Virginia Shrauger married (Joe) Allen Jones, an attorney, in 1944 and resided in Rochester, New York.  They were later divorced. Their four children are Angela (b. 1946), Dennis (b. 1950), Cornelia (b. 1954), and Prentiss (b. 1956).

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

  Begin text here:»The Shrauger Family Papers date from 1934 to 2005 and measure 3.2 linear feet.  The papers are divided into twelve series. Correspondence I-VII; Biographical material; Newspaper clippings and memorabilia; Scrapbook; Writings by Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger; and Photographs. The bulk of the Shrauger Family Papers consists of the correspondence of Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger, her husband Harold Shrauger Sr.; their three children Harold Jr., Cornelia, and Virginia; Harold and Frances' daughter Francy; and close friends of the Shrauger family.

Related Collections

Bradley Family papers

Cornelia Day papers

Prentiss Family papers

 

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Box 1

Correspondence I»CorrespondencCCCCCcc

Harold Shrauger Sr., Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger, Harold Shrauger, Jr. and Frances Kephart

1930s

1940-1941

1942 (4 folders)

1943 (3 folders)

 

Box 2

1944 (3 folders)

1945

1946-1954

1955-1960s and undated

 

Correspondence II

Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to Harold, Jr. and Frances (son and daughter-in-law)

1960-1969

1970-1981

 

Correspondence III

Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to Virginia Shrauger Jones (daughter)

1935-1939

1939-1941

 

Box 3

1942

1945-1946

1947-1948

1949-1950

1953, 1957, 1959-1968

1969-1971

1972-1975

 

Box 4

1976-1977

1978-1979

1980-1983

 

Correspondence IV

            Virginia Shrauger Jones to Cornelia and Harold Shrauger, Sr. (parents)

1943, 1946 and 1950s

1960-1962

1963-1965

1972-1978 and undated

1979-1981

1982-1983

1984-1985 and undated

 

Correspondence V

Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger

Harold's family (husband), 1963-1982

Grandchildren, 1959-1982 (scattered) and undated

 

Correspondence VI

Harold, Jr. and Frances Shrauger and Francy (daughter)

1962-1983 (folders 1-7)

Box 6

1962-1983 (folders 8-21)

1986-1989

1990-1991

 

Box 7

Undated

 

Correspondence VII

Shrauger correspondence with friends

Brennan, William, 1945, 1972-1989

Lorah, Tom, 1968-1996

Thomas, Jane Colton Chase, 1948-1974 (scattered)

Miscellaneous correspondence

 

Biographical material, 2004-2005

Newspaper clippings and memorabilia, 1930s-1960s and undated

Scrapbook, 1912

Writings by Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger, undated

Photographs, 1940s-1950s and undated