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Guide to the Ruth Bonfiglio papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1997-
Creator: Bonfiglio, Ruth (1918-2008)
Extent: .50 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0356
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, Iowa.

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 videocassette [V165]

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. 498) were donated by Ruth Bonfiglio in 1998.

Preferred Citation: Ruth Bonfiglio 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

Ruth Bonfiglio was born on August 24, 1918. A long-time resident of Iowa City, Ruth Bonfiglio gave a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City on July 13, 1997 entitled 'Through the Years.' She died on February 22, 2008.

The Ruth Bonfiglio papers consist of a typescript of a speech given at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City in 1997 and a videotape of the talk. Both are entitled "Through the Years." In "Through the Years," Bonfiglio discussed the various ministers who have served in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City from 1957 to 1985, humorously describing the personalities and projects of each minister and the effect each had on the church congregation. She also discussed the politics of the Iowa City community, its need for social action, a bond issue for the county home, civil rights, open marriage, and the issue of women cooking for the Men's Club. The talk touched on significant social issues form the 1950s into the 1980s. A videocassette of the talk accompanies the script.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: Presentations

  • Series 1: Presentations
  • "Through the Years," Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City - 1997
    [Videocassette V165 shelved separately]

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Personal Names:
Bonfiglio, Ruth, 1918-2008

Corporate Names:
Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City (Iowa City, Iowa)


Twentieth century
Social problems


Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa -- Iowa City

Genre/Form of Materials:
Video recordings
Personal papers