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Boone Township Women's Club (Wright County, Iowa) records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0504
The Boone Township Women's Club records date from 1911 to 2002 and measure 10 linear inches. The records contain several pages of notes pertaining to the club's history, minutes and program booklets that span over ninety years of the club's existence, receipts for gifts sent by the club, a banner with the club's name, and photographs, including one taken at a 1971 Christmas luncheon with identifications written on the back.

Dates

  • 1911-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Extent

10.00 linear inches

Abstract

The club was organized in 1911 for the social and intellectual benefit of the ladies of Boone and the surrounding area.

Biographical / Historical

The Boone Township Women's Club began on November 1, 1911 when four women decided to organize a club 'for the social and intellectual benefit' of the ladies of Boone and the vicinity. The club's second meeting, two weeks later, attracted three more ladies. Officers were elected and it was decided to meet every two weeks. Dues were set at twenty-five cents per year, with a one cent fine per absence. By the third meeting the club had grown to ten members and the first program of study was approved: famous women. The fourth meeting was well attended and the club officially adopted the name Boone Township Women's Club. The club celebrated its eighty-fifth anniversary in 1996, and was still meeting regularly in 2002.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no.877 ) were donated by Kathleen Yanney in 2003 and 2004.
Author
Lisa Mott , 2004.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)