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The Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era, a conversation with author Helen Gunderson

Event Details

March 24, 2021 6:00 PM — March 24, 2021 7:00 PM

Event Description

Helen Gunderson, a 1967 graduate of Iowa State University, is an author, urban farmer and community builder. Born in 1945 in Black Hawk County, Iowa, she has an interest in agriculture and an appreciation for rural life. Join us for a moderated virtual conversation about her two-volume anthology, The Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era, from 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Gunderson’s book consists of regional and neighborhood history, a personal memoir, and spiritual insights as well as many black-and-white and color photographs.

Daniel Hartwig, head of Iowa State University Special Collections and University Archives, will moderate a conversation between Gunderson and Dr. Cornelia Butler Flora, Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emerita at Iowa State.

After the event, viewers will have the opportunity to engage in a virtual social hour with Gunderson, Dr. Flora, and other participants.

Zoom link to join the event: https://isufoundation.zoom.us/j/96469440925

Meeting ID: 964 6944 0925; Passcode: IASTATE

For more information about Gunderson’s work and interests, visit www.gunderfriend.com. To view and download the book digitally, visit the ISU Digital Press.

For information about the event on March 24, contact Susan Gent, community relations specialist.

The Iowa State University Library and Ames Public Library are partners for this event.