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Irene Rock Zindel papers Edit




  • 1930-1998 (Creation)


  • 2.50 linear inches (Whole)
  • Photographs in Box 1 other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Scott County, Iowa, farm woman who was active in 4-H and the Farm Bureau.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The papers are open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The papers (donor no. 763) were donated by Irene Zindel in 2001.

  • Preferred Citation

    Irene Rock Zindel papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

  • Other Descriptive Information

  • Related Materials

    Myrtle Keppy (IWA): Scott County woman who was involved with 4-H and later became the county 4-H president.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Irene Rock Zindel papers date from 1930 to 1998 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged alphabetically, and consist of Zindel's 4-H personal record books, newspaper clippings about rural Scott County women, and two photographs which show Farm Bureau women making trays and fireless cookers. All the women in the photographs are identified. The "Beat Your Own Record" personal record books are ledgers for personal accounting and teach 4-H girls to spend money wisely. The format of the ledgers changed in 1936 and was called "My Personal Accounts."

  • Biographical / Historical

    Irene Rock Zindel was born in 1917 in Dixon, Iowa, the only child of Hilda and Albert Rock. She grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room country school until the age of fourteen. She continued her education by boarding in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1935. She was a member of the Tri Mu 4-H Club of Scott County, Iowa, in the 1930s. She won a trip to the national 4-H Congress in Chicago where she participated in a national cherry pie baking contest. In 1939 she married Ralph Zindel and the couple raised two children. Irene Zindel was a 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, and served on the Home Extension Council. She also held several different offices in the Scott County Farm Bureau and twice attended national Farm Bureau women's conferences.

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