Guide to the Thimble Club (Riceville, Iowa) records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1912-1957
Creator: Thimble Club (Riceville, Iowa)
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0103
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Reading club organized in 1901.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs in folder 1.

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The records are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The records (donor no. 164) were donated by Alyce Conger in 1993.

Preferred Citation: Thimble Club (Riceville, Iowa) records, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

Biographical Note

The Thimble Club of Riceville, Iowa was organized in 1901 and federated in 1910. The club had a set topic or theme for each year and met every two weeks for readings, presentations, and discussions. These topics ranged from "the Bible" and "Women in the Bible" to" Territorial Possessions" and "South America." The club also planned social events for members.

Content Description

TheThimble Club records date from 1912 to 1957 and measure 1 linear inch. The records include programs for the years 1912/1913 to 1917/1918 and 1946/1947 to 1956/1957 and two photographs of club members from 1948.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Corporate Names:
Thimble Club (Riceville, Iowa)

20th century

Rural women
Community organizations
Social participation

Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa -- Riceville

Genre/Form of Materials:
Administrative records

Rural and Farm Women
Women's Clubs and Organizations