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.

Miss Josephine B. Logsdon

Colfax Public Library

Miss Abbie J. Converse

Cresco Public Library

Mrs. Lillian Appleby

Emmetsburg Public Library

Mrs. Atlanta Cook

Marengo Public Library

Miss Hattie Crenshaw

Marengo Public Library

Miss Pearl Hamilton

Marengo Public Library

Miss Anna Patterson

Marengo Public Library

Mrs. Francisca Raney

Marengo Public Library

Miss Mary M. Marvin

Monticello Public Library

Miss Gypsie N. Patton

Newton Public Library

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

Mrs. Helen Inghram

Osceola Public Library

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

Mrs. Anna Karr

Osceola Public Library

Miss Jeanetta Hospers

Pella Public Library

Miss Carolyn Van Vliet

Pella Public Library