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City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0805

Scope and Contents

One volume of minutes dating from November 10, 1905 to May 5, 1908.

Dates

  • 1905-1908
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011-10-18

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

The City Union of Mothers' Clubs of Des Moines was an organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of local schools. At monthly meetings the women heard presentations and discussed such issues as child labor, juvenile literature, and crime among children in Des Moines. In 1905 the members resolved to invite the Negro Mothers' Club to affiliate, but reconsidered when they realized that club had not yet been organized. In 1906 they decided to ask the probation officer of the Juvenile Court to look after the welfare of girls whose mothers worked away from home.

Extent

0.50 linear inches

Abstract

Organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of Des Moines schools.

Arrangement

1 folder shelved in SCVF.

Custodial History

The minute book was found among the records of the Des Moines Women's Club at Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 1175) were donated in 2011 by Lorna Truck on behalf of the Des Moines Women's Club.
Author
Andrea Kohashi, 2013
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)