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TITLE:»ZELDA BABCOCK WOLFE (1901-1995)SUBTITLE:»

 

»memoirs, UNDATEDMEMOIRS, undatedDATES:»

 

 

»QUANTITY:»

1 volume

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 331) were donated by Charles Wolfe in 1995».

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

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

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997. [WolfeZelda.doc]

 


 

»Biography

Zelda Babcock was born just south of Farnhamville, Iowa, in 1901.  After graduating from high school, Babcock received a four-year scholarship to the college of her choice.  She attended the State University of Iowa, (now the University of Iowa), in Iowa City, Iowa.  She left the university when her parents could no longer help her with expenses and began her teaching career at a school six miles from town.  Soon after she started teaching, Babcock married Ralph Wolfe.  In 1929, they moved to Riceville, Iowa, where Wolfe found a job at Pleasant Hill School and continued to teach.  She stopped teaching for seventeen years to raise her children, but returned to work for a time to help earn money for the family.

 

Wolfe died in 1995 at the age of 94.

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Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The Zelda Babcock Wolfe memoirs are undated and consist of one volume containing Wolfe’s memoirs along with photocopied reproductions of photographs of Wolfe and her family.  In her memoirs, she talks about growing up on the farm, bouts with diphtheria, and other family events.Begin text here:»

 

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Folder 1           Wolfe, Zelda Babcock