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Guide to the Neighborhood Social Club records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1931-1999
Creator: Neighborhood Social Club (Delaware County, Iowa)
Extent: 5.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0661
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: The club formed in 1915 near Manchester, Iowa for women to discuss aspects of rural, farm and family life.

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. 800) were donated by Vera Gienapp in 2001.

Preferred Citation: Neighborhood Social Club 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 Neighborhood Social Club of Delaware County began in 1915 near the town of Manchester. The club was formed so area women could unite and discuss aspects of rural, farm, and family life. The club met once a month and was very involved in community events, fundraising, and volunteering. Club meetings were a major social event for the women where they could work together and become involved in the community, socialize, hold picnics and potlucks for members and their families, and share common interests such as sewing, cooking, crafts, and gardening.

The Neighborhood Social Club records measure 5 linear inches and date from 1931-1999.  They consist of a newspaper clipping, notes and correspondence, programs, a secretary's book containing membership lists and minutes of meetings, and financial records.

Browse by Series:

  • Box 1:
  • Newspaper clipping - 1979
  • Notes and correspondence - 1952-1980
  • Programs - 1966-1987
  • Secretary's Book - 1931-1951
  • Secretary's Book (disbound) - 1954-1966
  • Secretary's Book (disbound) - 1966-1969
  • Secretary's Book - 1969-1977
  • Secretary's Book - 1977-1978
  • Financial Records - 1955-1970
  • Financial Records - 1971-1999