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Guide to the Esther Thornhill papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1956-1996
Creator: Thornhill, Esther (1923-)
Extent: 6.00 items.
Collection Number: IWA0254
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Ida Grove, Iowa mother and homemaker who worked at a hatchery and at a hamburger shop before marrying.

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 audiocassette [AC320]
Photographs in folder 1

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 356) were donated by Esther Thornhill in 1996.

Preferred Citation: Esther Thornhill 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

Esther Thornhill moved to Ida Grove, Iowa, in 1923 when she was in the third grade and lived in Ida Grove for all of her life. Thornhill stayed home to take care of her children after she married Pete Thornhill. Previously she had worked at the Iowa Master Breeders Hatchery and Jack's Hamburger Shop in Ida Grove, Iowa.

The Esther Thornhill papers date from 1956 to 1996 and consist of 6 items. The collection includes an oral history(AC320) of Thornhill recorded by her grandson Derik Cranston in 1995, four photographs, and Thornhill's memoirs, which she wrote between 1986 and 1996.

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