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New Art Club of Marion (Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0257

Scope and Contents

The New Art Club of Marion, Iowa records date from 1939 to 1974 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The records consist of minutes, program calendars, a newspaper clipping, and a program booklet and photograph from the twentieth anniversary of the club in 1955.


  • 1939-1974


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

The New Art Club of Marion, Iowa was organized in 1935. The club had four charter members whose ranks quickly grew totwelve. The women intended to meet to work on projects of needlework and hand-crafts. The name of the club was undecided when a member phoned the local paper to announce that the new art club had been formed. When an item appeared in the paper about the"New Art" club the name stuck. The group met monthly mainly as a social club. In 1974, with dwindling membership and the increasing age of its members, the group disbanded.


2.50 linear inches


Organized in Marion, Iowa in 1935 to for women to do needlework and handicrafts.

Method of Acquisition

The New Art Club records (donor no. 360) were donated by the Marion Public Library.

Other Descriptive Information
Randel W. Lackore, 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)