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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Edith Edmund Johnson papers date from 1922 to 2005 and measure 4 linear inches. The papers are arranged in four series: Biographical information, Fancy Work Circle, Good Cheer Society and Lutheran Church Women's Quilting Club.

The Fancy Work Circle series consists primarily of minute books spanning 1922 through 1975. The minutes were not necessarily written in sequence. One minute book covers the years 1936 through 1969 while another overlaps with minutes from 1959 through 1966. In addition to meeting minutes some of the books contain roll calls and financial records. Meticulous records were kept regarding the payment of dues. The minute book dating from 1922-1943 begins with a handwritten record of the club's bylaws. Also found in the Fancy Work Circle series are yearbooks from 1929 through 1960, each handmade and tied with a ribbon.

The Good Cheer Society series contains newspaper articles regarding the club's seventieth anniversary celebration in 1976. Edith Johnson was honored at the same time for her sixty year membership in the club and there are photographs taken at the separate celebration for her anniversary. The series also contains a photocopy of the original scrapbook Johnson had kept of the society's activities. Due to the poor condition of the scrapbook the contents were photocopied and then disassembled.

The Lutheran Church Women's Quilting Club series consists of a 1971 photograph of the members sitting around a table engaged in quilting and a 1976 newspaper article celebrating the club's activities. Both the photograph and the newspaper article came from Johnson's scrapbook.


  • Creation: 1922-2005


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


From the Collection: 4.00 linear inches

From the Collection: Photographs in Box 1. boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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