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Women in agriculture--Iowa

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Celestia Lee Barker papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32792029523127]
Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Content

The main focus of this collection is Celestia Lee Barker's journal, which she began in 1863 at the age of 17. She wrote consistently in the journal from 1863 to 1866, documenting the events of her daily life. There are only occasional entries after 1866. These later entries, written on birthdays or anniversaries, relate to the Barker's marriage and family.

Dates: 1860-1987, 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

Jessie Field Shambaugh papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/3/60
Scope and Content

The Shambaugh Papers consist mainly of information written about Jessie Field Shambaugh and her pioneering efforts to create the 4-H movement. There is a cassette tape of a slide presentation entitled, “Jessie Field, Mother of 4-H,” two additional cassette tapes of a speech and interview with Shambaugh, photographs of Shambaugh as well as photographs of a watch given to her in 1911, and scrapbooks.

Dates: 1901-1998, undated

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

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