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Guide to the Barbara Wommack papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1990-2005
Creator: Wommack, Barbara
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0698
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Clubwoman and member of the Semper Fidelis Club in Davenport, Iowa.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 972) were donated by Barbara Wommack in 2005.

Preferred Citation: Barbara Wommack papers, 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

Club woman Barbara Wommack belongs to the Semper Fidelis club, an organization of African-American women in Davenport, Iowa, concerned with community and educational improvement. She has held office both as the head of public relations and as the club president. Wommack's involvement in Semper Fidelis led to her participation in the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC) and its state branch, the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs (IACWC). She served as chair of the public relations committee of the IACWC for several years and eventually was appointed publicity co-chair of the NACWC as well. Wommack was also involved in the Retired Senior Volunteers Program.

The Barbara Wommack papers date from 1990 to 2005 and measure 1 linear inch. The collection consists of programs and minutes from the annual conventions of the Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Also included are materials on the Semper Fidelis club such as newspaper clippings and letters composed by Wommack during her presidency.
Semper Fidelis Records (IWA).

Browse by Series:
Series 1:

  • Series 1:
  • Box 1: GENERAL
  • Biographical information, undated
  • Iowa Association of Colored Women's Clubs annual convention programs - 1993, 1998, 2000
  • National Association of Colored Women's Clubs 100th Anniversary Convention minutes - 1996
  • National Association of Colored Women's Clubs convention programs - 1990, 1998, 2000
  • Semper Fidelis - 1998, 2005

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa -- Davenport
United States -- Iowa

African American Women in Iowa