TOPS Club records
Scope and Contents
The TOPS Club records date from 1965 to 2004 and measure 10 linear inches. The records consist of eight scrapbooks, which detail TOPS history over a forty-year period, from 1965 to 2004. The first scrapbook contains the founding certificate of the club, its by-laws, and meeting minutes as well as a guide to good eating and alternatives to over-eating. One newspaper article describes how, during the club's first month, its members collectively lost 135 pounds. Most of the scrapbooks illuminate club activities through newspaper clippings, photographs, membership lists and occasional songs. The KOPS scrapbook consists of before and after photographs of members together with personal stories and the skits members wrote to celebrate progression to KOPS. The 2003 to 2004 notebook recording the weight loss of individual members for that period concludes the collection.
- TOPS Club. Iowa City Chapter (Organization)
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.
10.00 linear inches
Organization that provided support for weight loss.
Method of Acquisition
The records (donor no. 1243) were donated by Mary Kindred in 2010.
- Rosemary Riess, 2012
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