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Barbara Wommack papers

Identifier: IWA0698

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Scope and Contents

The Barbara Wommack papers date from 1990 to 2005 and measure 1 linear inch. The collection consists of programs and minutes from the annual conventions of the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Also included are materials on the Semper Fidelis club such as newspaper clippings and letters composed by Wommack during her presidency.


  • Creation: 1990-2005


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.

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Biographical / Historical

Club woman Barbara Wommack belongs to the Semper Fidelis club, an organization of African-American women in Davenport, Iowa, concerned with community and educational improvement. She has held office both as the head of public relations and as the club president. Wommack's involvement in Semper Fidelis led to her participation in the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) and its state branch, the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs (IACWC). She served as chair of the public relations committee of the IACWC for several years and eventually was appointed publicity co-chair of the NACWC as well. Wommack was also involved in the Retired Senior Volunteers Program.


1.00 linear inch

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Clubwoman and member of the Semper Fidelis Club in Davenport, Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 972) were donated by Barbara Wommack in 2005.

Related Materials

Semper Fidelis Records (IWA).

Ashley Goulden, 2007.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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