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Guide to the City Union of Mothers' Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa) records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1905-1908
Creator: City Union of Mothers Clubs (Des Moines, Iowa)
Extent: .50 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0805
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of Des Moines schools.

Arrangement: 1 folder shelved in SCVF.

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. 1175) were donated in 2011 by Lorna Truck on behalf of the Des Moines Women's Club.

Preferred Citation:

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 City Union of Mothers' Clubs of Des Moines was an organization made up of representatives of the mothers' clubs of local schools.
At monthly meetings the women heard presentations and discussed such issues as  child labor, juvenile literature, and crime among children in Des Moines.  In 1905 the members resolved to invite the Negro Mothers' Club to affiliate, but reconsidered when they realized that club had not yet been organized.  In 1906 they decided to ask the probation officer of the Juvenile Court to look after the welfare of girls whose mothers worked away from home.

One volume of minutes dating from November 10, 1905 to May 5, 1908.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: Administrative records

  • Series 1: Administrative records
  • Minute book - 1905-1908