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Guide to the Dora Mason papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1915-1994
Creator: Mason, Dora (1896-1999)
Extent: 7.50 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0221
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Sculptor and art teacher who traveled and studied sculpture across Europe and North America.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs in Box 1

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: PERSONAL
Series 2: PROFESSIONAL

  • Series 1: PERSONAL
  • Box 1:
  • "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
  • Loose newspaper clippings and photographs [removed from scrapbook] - 1914-1994
  • Travel logs - 1959, 1969
  • "Union Pacific Ties," undated
  • Photographs - 1986
  • Series 2: PROFESSIONAL
  • Box 2:
  • Correspondence - 1935-1940
  • Portfolio, undated
  • Newspaper clippings [removed from portfolio] - 1969, 1986
  • Stories, speeches, and poems, undated