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Ann Goplerud Papers
- 1939 - 2004 (Creation)
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Ann Cromer Goplerud was born on June 27, 1918, in Osage, Iowa. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1939 with a Bachelor of Music. She taught music before joining the Red Cross during World War II. She served in the Red Cross Club and in her spare time she sang at hospitals and to troops waiting to move out. She became incredibly popular and earned the name "Ann of Iowa." She also served in the American Red Cross during the Korean War. She spent twenty years working for the State Department Agency in Washington D.C. She died on October 12, 1999, and is buried in Osage, Iowa.
System of arrangement
The materials are separated into three boxes that each house a specific type of material: Papers, Photographs, and Realia. Box 1: Papers are arranged alphabetically. Most of the photographs are undated and subjects are unidentified.
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Conditions governing access
Materials are open for use.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Materials were collected by Ann Goplerud and her sister, Dr. Jane Goplerud. After Jane's death, the materials passed to Ann and Jane's niece, Dena M. Goplerud.
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials were donated by Dena M. Goplerud on June 29, 2018.