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Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women (O'Brien County) records Edit

Summary

Identifier
IWA0713

Dates

  • 1956-1993 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.00 linear inches (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Farmwomen's club organized in 1956.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The records are open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The records (donor no. 633) were donated by Irma Jacobsma in 1999.

  • Preferred Citation

    Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women (O'Brien County) records, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/FranklinTownshipFarmBureau.htm#content

  • Scope and Contents

    The Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women records measure 5 linear inches and date from 1956-1993. They consist primarily of secretary's books that contain minutes of meetings (1956-1991) and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about club meetings and activities. A folder of annual programs is also included.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women formed September 25, 1956 in the home of Henry Roetman in O'Brien County. At monthly meetings, club members discussed political, rural, farm, and family life. Club meetings were a major social event for the women, where they could socialize, work together, and share common interests such as farm safety, reading, politics, sewing, cooking, and gardening. The club was active in community events, fundraising, and volunteering.

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