Skip to content
print page header

The University of Iowa Libraries

Guide to the Harrison County Farm Bureau scrapbook

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1974-1976
Creator: Harrison County Farm Bureau Women's Committee (Iowa)
Extent: 2.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0620
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Part of the statewide, grass roots effort to provide agricultural and homemaking science to Iowa farmers in the second decade of the twentieth century.

Access: The scrapbook is open for research.

Use: Copyright has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The scrapbook (donor no. 624) was donated by Sondra Straight in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Harrison County Farm Bureau scrapbook, 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 Harrison County Farm Bureau developed as part of the statewide, grass roots effort to provide agricultural and homemaking science to Iowa farmers in the second decade of the twentieth century. Although originally connected to the Iowa State University through the state cooperative extension, the Farm Bureau separated from the extension service in 1955 and became the largest political and corporate organization representing farmer-interests in Iowa. In 1922, women's programming was separated from men's with women retaining one voting representative on the state board of directors. Since that time, women in the Farm Bureau have maintained their own local, county, district, and state committees within the Farm Bureau. In the last two decades women have also participated in significant numbers in the traditionally men's groups at the local, county and state level.

The Harrison County Farm Bureau Women's scrapbook dates from 1974-1976 and measures 2 linear inches. It contains newspaper articles concerning Farm Bureau women's activities with 4-H, educational workshops, conventions, holiday celebrations, scholarship awards, legislative trips, and social activities. Miscellaneous photographs are also included in the scrapbook.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: SCRAPBOOK

  • Series 1: SCRAPBOOK
  • Box 1:
  • Scrapbook - 1974-1976