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Guide to the Lois McIntyre Schutte papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1991-1993
Creator: Schutte, Lois Mcintyre (1928- )
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0678
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Two memoirs of an Iowa farm woman.

Arrangement: Two folders, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 36) were donated by Miriam Colvin in 2000.

Preferred Citation: Lois McIntyre Schutte 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

Lois McIntyre Schutte, born in 1928 to Phyllis and Wallace McIntyre, grew up on Iowa farms as the oldest of three children. A native of Fayette County, Iowa, she married Leon R. Schutte of Fredericksburg in 1952. The couple raised a daughter, Christie Marilyn, who was born in 1957.

The Lois McIntyre Schutte papers date from 1991 to 1993 and measure 1 linear inch. The papers consist of two published memoirs, Hearts (1991) and Times Change (1993) written by Lois McIntyre Schutte.

In the 236 page memoir, Hearts (1991), Schutte describes life on a farm as a child during the Depression years and later as a farmwoman. The memoirs include descriptions of harvest seasons, her mother's resourceful cooking, and holiday gatherings. Schutte reflects on a life she describes as simple yet happy. Literary quotes and family pictures are reproduced throughout the memoir.

The Times Change (1993) memoir consists of an assortment of poems, quotes and pictures weaved throughout Schutte's recollections of growing up on an Iowa farm.

Browse by Series:

  • Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL
  • Box 1:
  • Schutte, Lois (folder 1)
  • Schutte, Lois (folder 2)