City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) records
Scope and Contents
One volume of minutes dating from November 10, 1905 to May 5, 1908.
- Creation: 1905-1908
- City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) (Organization)
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The records are open for research.
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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.
0.25 linear inches
Language of Materials
Organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of Des Moines schools.
1 folder shelved in SCVF.
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.
Genre / Form
- Andrea Kohashi, 2013
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