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Guide to the Greene Township Women's Club (Iowa County, Iowa) records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1959-1996
Creator: Greene Township Women's Club (Iowa County, Iowa)
Extent: 3.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0412
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Social club of Iowa County farmwomen that began as a Farm Bureau club but later dropped that affiliation.

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. 593) were donated by Greene Township Women's Club in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Greene Township Women's Club (Iowa County, 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

The Greene Township Women's Club is located in Iowa County near the border with Johnson and Washington Counties.  Its members reported that the club began as a Farm Bureau township club, but no histories of the club are available.  Its oldest member Lois Eckhardt kept records dating from October 2, 1959 in her possession.  At some point, the club dropped its affiliation with the Farm Bureau while remaining a social club.  Club meetings were a major social event for the women where they could work together to help the community and accomplish goals, socialize, and share common interests such as sewing, cooking, and gardening.  Several members of long standing are Mennonites and mix easily with other neighborhood members.  Several members have left farming but continue to come to meetings to visit with old neighbors.  None of the members reported having gone to college or traveled or lived far from Greene Township.  (Information in this history was obtained by archivist Doris Malkmus while visiting with club members at their annual quilting bee meeting in February 1999.

The Greene Township Women's Club records measure 3 linear inches and date from 1959 to 1996.  They consist primarily of record books that contain minutes of meetings and occasional photographs for the period 1959-1996.  Newspaper clippings and photographs complete this collection.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Newspaper clippings and Extension Service handout - 1953, 1994
  • Photographs - 1982, 1984
  • Minutes - 1959-1964
  • Minutes (two folders) - 1964-1968
  • Minutes - 1976-1982
  • Minutes - 1978-1979
  • Minutes - 1982-1991
  • Minutes - 1991-1996