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University of Iowa News Release

March 25, 2003

Dinner to Benefit Iowa Women's Archives

The Iowa Women's Archives will conclude a yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary with a fundraising dinner March 31 in conjunction with the university's annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The reception and awards ceremony will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge. The dinner benefiting the Iowa Women's Archives will follow in the Richey Ballroom from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will include a brief program during which archives curator Karen Mason will talk about the archives' accomplishments in its first 10 years and its future direction. Exhibits featuring collections from the archives will be on display during the reception and dinner.

Tickets for the dinner are $29; student tickets are $19. To make a reservation, please call the Iowa Women's Archives at (319) 335-5068 by Wednesday, March 26.

The Iowa Women's Archives is a self-supporting unit that does not receive state or University funds. Its operations are funded by an endowment and gifts from individual donors. Gifts from individual donors are of critical importance in our efforts to preserve the rich history of Iowa women.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,