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Muscatine Garden Club records

Identifier: IWA0653

Scope and Contents

The records date from 1930 to 1996 and measure 3 linear inches. The collection consists primarily of the club's yearbooks. Each yearbook lists the club's Executive Board members; the year's calendar of events and monthly programs; a membership roster; committees and their memberships; club projects; and the club's constitution and bylaws. The collection also includes two booklets. The first, entitled "Sharing Iowa's Beauty," describes a flower show presented by the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa at the Memorial Union of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, September 15 through 16, 1971. The second is an undated booklet entitled "Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Vines in the Wild Flower Preserve at Weed Park" and refers to the foliage planted and maintained by the club.


  • 1930-1996


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

The Muscatine Garden Club was founded in 1929 to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening in all its phases, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, wild flowers and birds, and to encourage civic beauty. The club became a member of the Iowa Federation of Garden Clubs in 1932.


3.00 linear inches


Founded in 1929 to promote the knowledge and love of gardening.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 382) were donated by Aldeen Davis in 1996.

Related Materials

Aldeen Davis papers (IWA):  Aldeen Davis was a member of the Muscatine Garden Club.   Muscatine Herb Pals records (IWA):  Aldeen Davis was also a member of the Muscatine Herb Pals, an organization that was interested in the horticulture of herbs and their uses.

Other Descriptive Information


George Mullally, 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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