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Guide to the Mildred Fox Everett papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1905-1908
Creator: Everett, Mildred Fox
Extent: 4.00 items.
Collection Number: IWA0606
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Iowa native who became a homesteader in South Dakota, and later returned to Iowa to raise her five children on a farm.

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The papers are open for research.


Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 143) were donated by Esther Everett in 1993.

Preferred Citation: Mildred Fox Everett 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

Mildred Fox was originally from Iowa. From 1905 to 1908, she was a homesteader in South Dakota. She lived in a small, eight by ten foot shack and taught at a public school for two years while she was there. After three years in South Dakota, Fox returned to Iowa, married into the Everett family, and lived on a farm where she raised her five children.

The Mildred Fox Everett papers date from 1905 to 1908 and consist of 4 items. Included are one letter from the Fort Pierre, South Dakota, school board offering Fox a teaching job; a copy of a lease; a typed interview between Fox and her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Vyron Truog; and a map of Stanley County, South Dakota, where Fox lived. The lease by which Fox rented out her land when she left South Dakota in 1908 is a photocopy of the original. The interview (undated) details Fox's life as a homesteader and a teacher in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Nothing here documents her life after she married.
Charlotte Faxon papers (IWA): Charlotte Faxon Everett was Mildred Fox Everett's mother-in-law.
Beverly George Everett papers (IWA): Beverly Everett is Mildred Fox Everett's daughter-in-law, married to Lawrence Everett.

Browse by Series:

  • Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL
  • Box 1:
  • Everett family genealogy - 1729-1826
  • Homesteading in South Dakota - 1905-1908
  • Wedding invitation - 1910
    includes photograph
  • Madison Farm Bureau booklet
  • Bank loan - 1935
  • Newspaper clippings - 1963-1967
  • Memorial service and heirs to the estate - 1974, 1998
  • Fred Everett essay on trip to California - 1952
  • Correspondence - 1952
  • South Dakota photographs - 1905-1908
  • Scrapbook - 1811-1972