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Guide to the Bridging the Generations: the Lives and Contributions of Rural Iowa Women records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1992-1999
Creator: Bridging The Generations: the Lives and Contributions of Rural Iowa Women
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0589
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: This exhibit was created by the Master Farm Homemakers Guild to publicize their history in Iowa.

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 videocassette [V202]

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The records are open for research.

Use: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The records (donor no. 616) were donated by Joan Moore in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Bridging the Generations 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 non-profit Master Farm Homemakers Guild is an honorary association of approximately 160 farm women who have demonstrated noteworthy leadership and community involvement. Wallace's Farmer inducts four women annually from a pool of women nominated by community groups across the state. The Guild celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1992 by creating a video "Celebrating Farm Homemaking."

In the spring of 1996, they determined to expand their efforts to publicize the history of the Master Farm Homemakers in Iowa. With a grant from the Iowa Humanities Board, they created a travelling exhibit of photographs, biographies and history of selected farm homemakers through the last century. This exhibit, entitled "Bridging the Generations: The Lives and Contributions of Rural Iowa Women," will be on display in various towns across the state in the coming years.

This collection includes a brief history of the creation of the exhibit, letters supporting a grant application to the Iowa Humanities Board, the video, "Celebrating Farm Homemaking," photographs of the travelling exhibit, and a teaching packet for using the exhibit with school groups.

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  • Grant application and exhibit materials - 1992-1999