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Chauncey Depew Club records

Identifier: IWA0725

Des Moines women's club formed in 1897 to promote efficiency in extemporaneous speaking.

Dates: 1913-2005

League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0243

This non-partisan group studied and acted upon the many local issues including the following: the council-manager form of city government, home rule for local and county government, reapportionment of legislative districts of the Iowa General Assembly, desegregation and integration of Des Moines public schools, and the need for affordable housing in the community.

Dates: 1936-1995

National Association of Women in Construction, Des Moines Chapter scrapbook

Identifier: IWA0644

Organization to provide a forum for women in the construction industry to meet and exchange ideas.


One scrapbook, shelved in Box 1, oversize.

Dates: 1961-1964

New World Collective records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0664

A Des Moines collective which existed between 1972 and 1980. Members lived communally and participated in a variety of progressive actions.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1971-1980

Professional Women's League (Des Moines, Iowa) records

Identifier: IWA0110

Women's club founded in Des Moines in January 1900.

Dates: 1903-2000

Sioux County Women's Chorus (Iowa) records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0363

Choral group that was invited to represent Iowa at the New York World's Fair in 1939.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1938-1955

Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Iowa records

Identifier: IWA0751

Organization dedicated to legislative and educational efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and support woman's suffrage.

Dates: 1874-2006

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Des Moines Chapter) records

Identifier: IWA0240

Members of the Des Moines chapter of WILPF studied government policy on nuclear testing, the draft , the war in Vietnam, and the arms race.  They held informational rallies and demonstrations and maintained a vigorous letter-writing campaign.

Dates: 1962-2008

YWCA of Greater Des Moines records

Identifier: IWA0167

The records are arranged in eight series: Administrative records, Financial records, Publicity, Branches and clubs, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Artifacts, and 1998 Accession.

Dates: 1885-1995

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