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Sharon Township Farm Bureau Women's Club (Johnson County, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0452

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Scope and Contents

The Sharon Township Farm Bureau Women's Club records measure 2.5 linear inches and date from 1953 to 1985. They primarily consist of secretary's books (1953-1985). Membership, volunteer, and call lists are also in the collection. An Iowa Farm Bureau Women's Program guidebook completes this collection.

The records illustrate social and cultural activities of rural women in this time period. The minutes, written by the club's secretary, describe the attendance and content of the club's meetings. They outline the old and new business of each meeting and describe the social events of the club, and future goals of the club. The lists are a collection of membership, address, volunteer, and call lists of the club. The Iowa Farm Bureau Women's Club Opportunities for Involvement Guidebook was the 1985-86 book that included township and county meeting planners for the year and the American Farm Bureau Mission Statement.


  • Creation: 1953-1985


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The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The Sharon Township Farm Bureau Women's Club began in 1953 as an auxiliary of the Johnson County Farm Bureau. Club women lived in rural areas of Sharon Township near the towns of Kalona, Riverside, and Iowa City. The club's bi-monthly meetings provided the township women opportunities to socialize with other rural women, to educate themselves, and to work together to provide service to their community in the form of scholarships, workdays, and fundraising. The programming included guest speakers and demonstrations on various topics such as cooking, sewing, gardening, and agricultural life. The club worked closely with local 4-H groups and other townships nearby. Some examples of service the club provided to the community were offering scholarships, service projects, workdays, fundraising, and volunteering.


2.50 linear inches

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Farm Bureau women's club that provided education and services organized around farm issues.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 720) were donated by Doris Moore in 2000.

Andrea Rasmusson, 2001.
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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
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