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May 1, 1998

Farm House exhibit honors women of Iowa State

Women who contributed to the growth of Iowa State are featured in an exhibit at the Farm House Museum. Signature Objects from the Women of Iowa State features items such as dresses, hats, shoes, furniture, books and household goods owned by women faculty and women who once lived in the Farm House.

Among the former occupants featured are Etta Budd, George Washington Carver's art instructor; and Elizabeth Hoyt, an economist whose research became the basis for the consumer price index.

Women faculty highlighted include Mary Meixner, art and design professor, and Geital Winakor, textiles and clothing professor, both of whom are retired; and Lois Tiffany, botany professor.

Mary Atherly, Farm House Museum curator, said she hopes the exhibit inspires more Iowa State women to leave materials to the department of textiles and clothing and the Farm House Museum collections.

The exhibit runs through June 7.

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