Daisy Wright Scrapbook, 1944

Collection Overview

Title: Daisy Wright Scrapbook, 1944

Record Series: MsC-97

Record Group:


Creator: Hazel Black and Black Family

Date: 1944

Extent: 1 box (1.08 linear feet)

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Glen Goothuis donated this scrapbook in memory of Harold C. Brown to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in September 2012.

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Historical Note

Daisy Wright was a native of Chicago, Illinois. She received her teaching certificate for the state of Illinois in 1908. She later went on to receive her nursing certification in 1912 in Illinois and later from Iowa, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania. She later moved to Cedar Falls and continued to work as a nurse. She also trained Red Cross nurses in Waterloo to serve in World War II. Daisy’s son attended the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa) and studied music.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a scrapbook spanning several lifetimes. The scrapbook was compiled by the Brown family and given to Henry and Daisy Brown on their anniversary. The primary subject is Daisy Wright, an Illinois native who later moved to Waterloo. The scrapbook contains documents such as nursing certificates from several states, grade reports from several institutions, and personal correspondence from Daisy. There are also several letters of recommendation for Daisy from various educational institutions.

There are newspaper clippings and programs relating to her son’s time at Iowa State Teacher's College (now the University of Northern Iowa), as well as Daisy’s work as a nurse. Additionally, there are many newspaper clippings of short stories and poems, as well as Christian writings. The collection is particularly strong in photographs of unidentified people dating from the 1920s to the 1940s.



Box 1

  • Scrapbook

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, September 2013; last modified, September 16, 2013 (GP). Updated by student Lily Schwarz, October 2019.