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Rural women--Iowa

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Clementine M. Harris diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029993106]
Identifier: MS-0338
Scope and Content

This collection (1898-1937) contains ten diaries kept by Clementine "Clemmie" M. Harris between the years 1898-1911. These diaries contain information about Mrs. Harris’ daily life in Springville, Iowa. Included within some of the diaries are newspaper clippings regarding deaths of friends in Springville, as well as clippings about local events. The collection also contains several newspaper clippings, including an obituary.

Dates: 1898-1937

Helen D. Gunderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/92
Scope and Contents The collection (1854-ongoing) centers around materials Helen DeElda Gunderson collected in the course of creating her "The Road I Grew Up On" project. Documenting social change from 1854-1997 in rural Iowa, this project was based primarily on events in Roosevelt and Garfield townships, Pocahontas county, though it includes material gathered across the state of Iowa. In addition to the "Road" material, this collection contains materials pertaining to the history and...
Dates: 1887-2015, undated

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Women's Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0189
Scope and Content This collection (1922-2006, undated) contains correspondence, handbooks (later called workbooks and then reference books), pamphlets, and conference materials documenting the committee’s goals and activities, including suggested approaches to improving and participating at the county level in education, library development, legislation, health care, and food production. Of special interest are records from the World War II era which illustrate the agricultural...
Dates: 1922-2006, undated

Iowa Master Farm Homemakers Guild records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0060
Scope and Content

This collection (1928-2006) includes historian's books, secretary's books, and scrapbooks as well as correspondence regarding annual meetings and Guild projects, including Bridging the Generations. Among the correspondents is Joan Moore.

Dates: 1928-2006

Iowa Organization of Women for Agriculture collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029567199]
Identifier: MS-0318
Scope and Content

This collection (1984-1986) contains newsletters and conference programs. The newsletters discuss activities, identify officers, and include brief articles edited from other agricultural magazines. The conference programs detail the topics of the annual program, such as farm chemicals, the role of farm women, and the 1985 Farm Bill.

Dates: 1984-1986

Iva Verona Horton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0183
Scope and Content This collection (1941-1982, undated) contains travel journals, diaries, biographical material, address books, and financial records. The bulk of the collection contains Iva Horton’s travel journals and diaries. The travel journals describe vacations, which always involved visits to family members and plenty of sightseeing along the way. The diaries are of the five year variety, most with a lock and key. In the early years, entries are simple notations on the weather and happenings on the...
Dates: 1941-1982, undated

Madge Clark Girard reminiscence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030012060]
Identifier: MS-0622
Abstract Madge Lula Clark was born on July 25, 1904 in Granger, Iowa. Her family moved to Lemmon, South Dakota in 1909. She married Hamilton Eugene Girard in 1925 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1939 and then to Rolfe, Iowa where they operated a Super Value grocery store. The collection contains a copy of Madge 's obituary and a photocopy of "Memories of Madge (Clark) Girard," a diary written by Madge. This diary includes reminiscences on her country school days in South...
Dates: 1972-2000

National Master Farm Homemakers Guild records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029998741]
Identifier: MS-0437
Scope and Content

The collection (1927-2002, undated) includes the records of the National Master Farm Homemakers Guild. The materials include annual meeting minutes and programs, correspondence, news clippings, financial information, published histories, constitution, and program in honor of John C. Stephenson.

Dates: 1927-2002, undated

Ordella J. Thompson scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792030004281]
Identifier: MS-0532
Abstract Ordella J. Fossel (1909-2001), later Ordella Thompson, was born in Gilbert, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) in 1930 and taught school in Dinsdale, Iowa. The collection consists of two of Ordella's scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contain black and white photographs, mainly of her family and of the classes she taught in Dinsdale. The scrapbooks also contain two obituaries of Ordella's acquaintances and two cards from the memorial service. The...
Dates: circa 1915-1945

Voices from the Land: An Oral Documentation Project in Iowa records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0638
Abstract "Voices from the Land: An Oral History Project in Iowa" was an oral history project done in conjunction with the Iowa Women's Archives at the University of Iowa. Individuals involved in agriculture and farming were interviewed. This collection contains oral histories (audio recordings and transcriptions) and background information. The oral histories are primarily of women involved in agriculture and farming, with the exception of Fred Kirschenmann. A portion of those interviewed have done...
Dates: 2000-2007, undated

Women's Helpful Birthday Club records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0201
Abstract The Women's Helpful Birthday Club was begun in Ames in 1904 by Rena Mather as a social club for the women in her neighborhood. The club was to meet in the homes of members on dates near their birthdays. In 1979 it was decided that the club would continue only as a social group without officers or dues, and eventually the club ceased to exist. This collection includes the constitution, bylaws, standing rules, news clippings, report, history, and ledgers of the Women's Helpful Birthday...
Dates: 1925-1979, undated