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

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1911-2002
Creator: Boone Township Women Club (Wright County, Iowa)
Extent: 10.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0504
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: The club was organized in 1911 for the social and intellectual benefit of the ladies of Boone and the surrounding area.

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.877 ) were donated by Kathleen Yanney in 2003 and 2004.

Preferred Citation: Boone Township Women's Club (Wright County, Iowa), 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
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

The Boone Township Women's Club began on November 1, 1911 when four women decided to organize a club 'for the social and intellectual benefit' of the ladies of Boone and the vicinity. The club's second meeting, two weeks later, attracted three more ladies. Officers were elected and it was decided to meet every two weeks. Dues were set at twenty-five cents per year, with a one cent fine per absence. By the third meeting the club had grown to ten members and the first program of study was approved: famous women. The fourth meeting was well attended and the club officially adopted the name Boone Township Women's Club. The club celebrated its eighty-fifth anniversary in 1996, and was still meeting regularly in 2002.

The Boone Township Women's Club records date from 1911 to 2002 and measure 10 linear inches. The records contain several pages of notes pertaining to the club's history, minutes and program booklets that span over ninety years of the club's existence, receipts for gifts sent by the club, a banner with the club's name, and photographs, including one taken at a 1971 Christmas luncheon with identifications written on the back.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: CLUB RECORDS

  • Series 1: CLUB RECORDS
  • Box 1:
  • Club history - 1986
  • Banner, undated
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Box 2:
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Minutes - 1911-1998
  • Programs - 1914
  • Programs - 1928-2002
  • Programs - 1928-2002
  • Receipts - 1948
  • Photographs, undated and - 1971

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.


Corporate Names:
Boone Township Women Club (Wright County, Iowa)

Dates:
20th century
2000-2009

Topics:
Clubs
Intellectual life
Women

Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa -- Wright County

Genre/Form of Materials:
Archives
Administrative records
Photographs

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Women's Clubs and Organizations