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Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women (O'Brien County) records

Identifier: IWA0713

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Scope and Contents

The Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women records measure 5 linear inches and date from 1956-1993. They consist primarily of secretary's books that contain minutes of meetings (1956-1991) and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about club meetings and activities. A folder of annual programs is also included.


  • Creation: 1956-1993


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.

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Biographical / Historical

Franklin Township Farm Bureau Women formed September 25, 1956 in the home of Henry Roetman in O'Brien County. At monthly meetings, club members discussed political, rural, farm, and family life. Club meetings were a major social event for the women, where they could socialize, work together, and share common interests such as farm safety, reading, politics, sewing, cooking, and gardening. The club was active in community events, fundraising, and volunteering.


5.00 linear inches

Language of Materials



Farmwomen's club organized in 1956.

Method of Acquisition

The records (donor no. 633) were donated by Irma Jacobsma in 1999.

Andrea Rasmusson, 2002.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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