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Guide to the Christine Anderson papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1945
Creator: Anderson, Christine Hanson, (1912- )
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0585
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Appanoose County 4-H leader, farmer, and teacher.

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.764 ) were donated by Christine Hanson Anderson in 2001.

Preferred Citation: Christine Anderson 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

Christine Hanson Anderson was born and raised in Appanoose County near Moulton, Iowa. She was an active 4-H member while a schoolgirl and graduated from high school in 1930. She attended one term at Iowa State Teachers' College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and taught for two years before marrying Appanoose County farmer Doyle Anderson. They raised their children, Sally (who died at age two), Anne, and James, at 'Sandridge Farm.'

Christine Anderson was a 4-H leader while her children were young and served as chairman of the county 4-H. She taught rural schools for five years, was chairman of the Appanoose County Farm Bureau Women's Committee and was also a member of the State Extension Advisory committee. In 1957 she received both the 4-H Alumni Award and the Iowa Master Farm Homemaker Award. She served twelve years on the County Board of Education during the consolidation conflicts of the 1950s. Her husband was also active on several county boards and both were active members of the Christian Church in Moulton. They lived at Sandridge Farm until his death in 1998, when Christine Anderson moved to Oskaloosa.

The Christine Anderson papers date from 1945 and measure one linear inch. They consist of a chapbook that has daily entries, written by Christine Anderson, from January until June 1945. The remainder of the volume consists of selections of poems, inspirational writings, and humorous anecdotes - some handwritten and others glued to the page. Loose items from the chapbook have been removed to a separate folder. They are identified by the date of the page from which they were taken.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: Personal writings

  • Series 1: Personal writings
  • Box 1:
  • Chapbook - 1945
  • Loose items from chapbook - 1945