Author Talk: Helen D. Gunderson

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Join us for a conversation with local author, urban farmer, and community builder Helen Gunderson. Her new two-volume anthology, The Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era, 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 University.

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


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Meeting ID: 964 6944 0925
Passcode: IASTATE


For more information about Helen’s work and interests, visit To view and download the book digitally, visit the ISU Digital Press

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Library.

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