Ida Dytch Correspondence, 1900-1901

Collection Overview

Title: Ida Dytch Correspondence, 1900-1901

Record Series: MsC-39

Record Group:


Creator: Ida Dytch

Date: 1900-1901

Extent: 1 box (0.209 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Mary Beth Janssen, a grandniece of Stevenson and a graduate student at UNI, allowed the University Archives to photocopy the letters in the fall of 1993. At that time Mrs. Janssen lived in Dougherty, Iowa.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Ida Dytch Correspondence, 1900-1901, Manuscript Record Series MsC-39, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Scope and Content

These five letters were written by Ida Dytch, a student at Iowa State Normal School, to her friend, Agnes Stevenson, in Mason City, Iowa, in the fall of 1900 and the spring of 1901. Ms. Dytch is listed in the Normal School Bulletin as being from Mason City. She closely observed student life in Cedar Falls, Iowa, describing the school buildings, instruction and instructors, rooming house living conditions, religious services, customs, and fashions.


Box 1

Folder 1: The letters

Processing Information

Prepared by Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 1994. Added online by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2017; updated October 2017 (dh). Linear feet count updated August 9, 2017.