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Iowa Women's Archives presents noon lectures

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Women's Archives noon-time lecture series "Two Fridays in April" begins April 4 with Monica DeMott's presentation "Eve Drewelowe: Transformations Within Her Life and Work," a study of the first person to receive a graduate degree in art conferred at a state university.

On April 11 Suzanne Bunkers will present "Whose Diary Is It, Anyway? Editing a Woman's Diary for Publication." Each lecture begins at 12:10 p.m. in Room 3083 of the Main Library of the University Libraries. The events are free and open to the public.

DeMott, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, wrote her master of arts thesis on Drewelowe, an interest that grew out of her curatorial work with the university's collection of Drewelowe's painting and personal papers. The papers are held by the Iowa Women's Archives at the University Libraries.

The presentation will conclude with an explanation of the current exhibition on Drewelowe that is on display outside the Iowa Women's Archives. The School of Art and Art History is co-sponsoring the event.

Bunkers, professor of English at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn., earned her doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has authored several books about women's diaries, the most recent, "In Search of Susanna," published in 1996. Her forthcoming book, "'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered': The Diary of Sarah Jane Kimball, 1854-1912," will be published by the University of Iowa Press. Bunkers has willed her own diaries to the Iowa Women's Archives. The Women's Studies Program is co-sponsoring the event.

For questions or to make special accommodations, call the Iowa Women's Archives at 319-335-5068.