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Guide to the Prairie View Club (Hardin County) records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1932-1995
Creator: Prairie View Club (Hardin County, Iowa)
Extent: 5.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0432
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Rural women's club dating from the early twentieth century.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs in box 1.

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. 634) were donated by Gladys Ellingson in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Prairie View Club (Hardin County) 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 Prairie View Club in Hardin County was formed in the early decades of the twentieth century to unite women of the area and to promote the best interests of the home and community in which they lived. Club meetings were a major social event for the women where they could work together to help the community and accomplish goals, socialize, fundraise, provide charity work, and share common interests such as sewing, cooking, and gardening.

The Prairie View Club records measure 5 linear inches and date from 1932-1995.  They consist primarily of record books that contain minutes of meetings for the years 1932-1995.  Photographs, perhaps dating from the 1910s; newspaper clippings; and correspondence complete this collection.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Minutes - 1932-1937
  • Minutes - 1938-1944
  • Minutes - 1944-1951
  • Minutes - 1951-1960
  • Minutes - 1960-1994
  • Minutes - 1995
  • Correspondence - 1952
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Photographs