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Irene Rock Zindel papers

Identifier: IWA0702

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Scope and Contents

The Irene Rock Zindel papers date from 1930 to 1998 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged alphabetically, and consist of Zindel's 4-H personal record books, newspaper clippings about rural Scott County women, and two photographs which show Farm Bureau women making trays and fireless cookers. All the women in the photographs are identified. The "Beat Your Own Record" personal record books are ledgers for personal accounting and teach 4-H girls to spend money wisely. The format of the ledgers changed in 1936 and was called "My Personal Accounts."


  • Creation: 1930-1998


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Irene Rock Zindel was born in 1917 in Dixon, Iowa, the only child of Hilda and Albert Rock. She grew up on the family farm and attended a one-room country school until the age of fourteen. She continued her education by boarding in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated from high school in 1935. She was a member of the Tri Mu 4-H Club of Scott County, Iowa, in the 1930s. She won a trip to the national 4-H Congress in Chicago where she participated in a national cherry pie baking contest. In 1939 she married Ralph Zindel and the couple raised two children. Irene Zindel was a 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, and served on the Home Extension Council. She also held several different offices in the Scott County Farm Bureau and twice attended national Farm Bureau women's conferences.


2.50 linear inches

Photographs in Box 1 boxes

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Scott County, Iowa, farm woman who was active in 4-H and the Farm Bureau.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 763) were donated by Irene Zindel in 2001.

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Myrtle Keppy (IWA): Scott County woman who was involved with 4-H and later became the county 4-H president.

Elizabeth Engel, 2006.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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