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Johnson County Democratic Women’s Club records

Identifier: IWA1045

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a single cookbook. To compile the cookbook, club members solicited recipes from high-profile women in the National Democratic Party, including Minnette Doderer, Jacqueline Kennedy, Joan Bennett Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, and Lady Bird Johnson, among others. Community members also contributed recipes. The sections of the cookbook are: Salads; Vegetables; Main Dishes; Bread & Rolls; Cake & Cookies; Pie & Pudding; Salad Dressing, Meat Sauces, Preserves; and Low-Fat Foods. The cookbook also contains several pages of local advertisements. The club president, Gertrude MacQueen (Mrs. J. C. MacQueen), notes in her introduction that the club thanks K. K. Merker for helping to design the cookbook.


  • 1965


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.

Biographical / Historical

The Johnson County Democratic Women’s Club was a club for women in the Democratic Party, in Johnson County, Iowa, and was active in the 1960s and 1970s. The Club hosted political meetings, luncheons, and talks. It dissolved in 1976.


.025 linear inches

Language of Materials



A cookbook put together by members of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s Club.


One file, shelved in SCVF.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 729) were donated by William Boatman in 2000.

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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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