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Guide to the Ethel Irene Young Harryman Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1927-1931
Creator: Harryman, Ethel Irene Young (1908-2004)
Extent: .25 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG02.0009.024
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary: University of Iowa alumnus scrapbook of college photographs, clippings, and programs.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs throughout the collection.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were donated to University Archives by Marilyn Harryman Rodgers in March 2010. Guide posted to the Internet in August 2010.

Preferred Citation: Ethel Irene Young Harryman Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney

Ethel Irene Young was born on February 12, 1908, near Kellogg, Iowa. She graduated from Newton High School in 1926 and began classes at the State University of Iowa in 1927. As a student, Harryman lived in Currier Hall and worked in the Office of the Registrar. She also started a typing service and hired students to assist her in her growing business. She received the Bachelor of Arts degree in June 1931, majoring in music and English.
After graduation, she taught vocal music and piano to grades one through twelve in Fairbank, Iowa. In fall 1932, she taught a music program in Blairstown, Iowa, for one year. She served as vocal instructor to students in grades three through twelve in the Delhi, Iowa, from 1933 to 1935.
In 1936 she married the principal of the Delhi school, Harold E. Harryman. While her husband completed his degree at Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), Ethel taught music at the high school in Jordan, Iowa. During World War II, the couple moved to Harold's boyhood farm in southeast Iowa, where they raised their son and two daughters, Marilyn and Shirley. Ethel Harryman died in December 2004.

These papers include a scrapbook, an autograph book, ephemera, and the 1931 Bachelor of Arts diploma of Ethel Irene Young Harryman.Harryman's diploma is housed with a series of SUI diplomas.
Emma Blythe Papers (RG02.0009.003)

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Scrapbook - 1927-1931
    Programs for events she attended. These include her piano recital programs during 1930 and 1931, as well as programs she attended such as the Sergei Rachmaninoff piano concert held in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 10, 1930. Campus programs she attended include the concert of Geraldine Farrar at the Iowa Memorial Union on February 13, 1930, and an event program by alumnus and Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson. A program for an Iowa City High School play, "Penrod," was held at the University High School auditorium in February 1930. One program pasted to a scrapbook page is for the Youde's Inn annual Valentine dinner, with sorority members providing the musical entertainment
  • Autograph book - 1927-1931
    Presented to Ethel from her teacher, Alyce Hildebrand. It includes entries from friends and classmates while she was a student at the State University of Iowa
  • Programs
  • Invitations
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Ephemera
    Includes a metal letter opener and a metal page marker, both bearing the SUI seal. Also included are two small harmonicas

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

University of Iowa Student Life