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Guide to the Shrauger Family Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1934-2005
Creator: Shrauger Family
Extent: 3.20 linear feet.
Collection Number: IWA0059
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Correspondence of the children of Harold and Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger of Atlantic, Iowa. Harold Shrauger operated a home and appliance store.

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

Use: Copyright has been retained by the donor.

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

Preferred Citation: Shrauger Family papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

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 in1940. 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).

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.
Bradley Family papers (IWA)
Cornelia Day papers (IWA)
PrentissFamily papers (IWA)

Browse by Series:
Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE
Series 2: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
Series 3: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND MEMORABILIA
Series 4: SCRAPBOOK
Series 5: WRITINGS
Series 6: PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence I
  • Box 1:
  • Harold Shrauger Sr., Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger, Harold Shrauger, Jr. and Frances Kephart - 1930-1939
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart - 1940-1941
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart (4 folders) - 1942
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart (3 folders) - 1943
  • Box 2:
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart (3 folders) - 1944
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart - 1945
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart - 1946-1954
  • Harold Sr., Cornelia Prentiss, Harold Jr. and Frances Kephart - 1955-1969
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence II
  • Box 2:
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to Harold, Jr. and Frances (son and daughter-in-law) - 1960-1969
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to Harold, Jr. and Frances - 1970-1981
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence III
  • Box 2:
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to Virginia Shrauger Jones (daughter) - 1935-1939
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1939-1941
  • Box 3:
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1942
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1945-1946
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1947-1948
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1949-1950
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1953-1968
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1969-1971
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1972-1975
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter
  • Box 4:
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1976-1977
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1978-1979
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger to daughter - 1980-1983
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence IV
  • Box 4:
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to Cornelia and Harold Shrauger, Sr. (parents) - 1943, 1946, 1950-1959
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1960-1962
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1963-1965
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1972-1978
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1979-1981
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1982-1983
  • Virginia Shrauger Jones to parents - 1984-1985
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence V
  • Box 4:
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger: Harold's family (husband) - 1963-1982
  • Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger: Grandchildren - 1959-1982
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence VI
  • Box 4:
  • Harold, Jr. and Frances Shrauger and Francy (daughter) (7 folders) - 1962-1983
  • Box 5:
  • Harold, Jr. and Frances Shrauger and Francy (daughter) (14 folders) - 1962-1983
  • Harold, Jr. and Frances Shrauger and Francy (daughter) - 1986-1989
  • Harold, Jr. and Frances Shrauger and Francy (daughter) - 1990-1991
  • Box 7:
  • Undated
  • Sub-Series: Correspondence VII
  • Box 7:
  • Shrauger correspondence with friends: Brennan, William - 1945, 1977-1989
  • Shrauger correspondence with friends: Lorah, Tom - 1968-1996
  • Shrauger correspondence with friends: Thomas, Jane Colton Chase - 1948-1974
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Series 2: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
  • Box 7:
  • Biographical material - 2004-2005
  • Series 3: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND MEMORABILIA
  • Box 7:
  • Newspaper clippings and memorabilia - 1930-1969
  • Series 4: SCRAPBOOK
  • Box 7:
  • Scrapbook - 1912
  • Series 5: WRITINGS
  • Box 7:
  • Writings by Cornelia Prentiss Shrauger, undated
  • Series 6: PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Box 7:
  • Photographs - 1940-1959