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Neighborhood Social Club records (Delaware County, Iowa) Edit




  • 1931-1999 (Creation)


  • 5.00 linear inches (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The club formed in 1915 near Manchester, Iowa for women to discuss aspects of rural, farm and family life.

  • 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.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The records (donor no. 800) were donated by Vera Gienapp in 2001.

  • Preferred Citation

    Neighborhood Social Club records, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

  • Other Descriptive Information

  • Scope and Contents

    The Neighborhood Social Club records measure 5 linear inches and date from 1931-1999.  They consist of a newspaper clipping, notes and correspondence, programs, a secretary's book containing membership lists and minutes of meetings, and financial records.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Neighborhood Social Club of Delaware County began in 1915 near the town of Manchester. The club was formed so area women could unite and discuss aspects of rural, farm, and family life. The club met once a month and was very involved in community events, fundraising, and volunteering. Club meetings were a major social event for the women where they could work together and become involved in the community, socialize, hold picnics and potlucks for members and their families, and share common interests such as sewing, cooking, crafts, and gardening.

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