Librarians

The librarians for Iowa’s public libraries were almost always women. In this list, their status as a single or married/widowed woman is indicated by their preceding title.

Marengo, Mrs. Atlanta Cook

Marengo Public Library

Marengo, Miss Hattie Crenshaw

Marengo Public Library

Cresco, Miss Abbie J. Converse

Cresco Public Library

Emmetsburg, Mrs. Lillian Appleby

Emmetsburg Public Library

Marengo, Miss Pearl Hamilton

Marengo Public Library

Pella, Miss Jeanetta Hospers

Pella Public Library

A portrait of Mrs. Helen Inghram, second librarian of the Osceola Public Library. Source: Osceola Public Library

Osceola, Mrs. Helen Inghram

Osceola Public Library

1911-1917, Portrait of Mrs. Anna Karr, Librarian

Osceola, Mrs. Anna Karr

Osceola Public Library

Monticello, Miss Mary M. Marvin

Monticello Public Library

Marengo, Miss Anna Patterson

Marengo Public Library

Marengo, Mrs. Francisca Raney

Marengo Public Library

Pella, Miss Carolyn Van Vliet

Pella Public Library