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Scott County Iowa Republican Women Records

Identifier: 1994-06

Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily made up of monthly meeting minutes from the years 1938 through 1965. Also included are newsletters from the state and national affiliates and miscellaneous correspondence received by the club’s secretary.


  • Creation: 1938 September 29 - 1965 December 7

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

On September 29, 1938, one hundred women gathered at the Lend-a-Hand Club in downtown Davenport for the purpose of organizing the Scott County Republican Women’s Club. This organization would be affiliated with the Iowa Council of Republican Women and the National Federation of Women’s Republican Clubs.

The inaugural minutes state the club’s purpose: “The object of this Club shall be to promote a wider knowledge of the achievements, principals and policies of the Republican party; to encourage active citizenship; to co-operate with the State and County Central Committees in campaign work for the election of candidates for office; and in various other ways endeavor to foster the spirit of fealty that will express a high ideal of Americanism and patriotic service.”

Today the Scott County Republican Women’s Organization is the largest Republican women’s club in the state. It continues to meet monthly, and has an active presence on social media.


0.21 Linear Feet (in 1 2.5" legal manuscript box.)

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Range 37 Section 03

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Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

About the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center:

The Special Collections Department of the Davenport Public Library was established in 1982. In November of 1999, the newly renovated department opened to better serve its community and was renamed the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The Center acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available local history and genealogical materials concentrating on those pertaining to Davenport, Scott County, and Eastern Iowa.

Books and other printed materials in the collection can be found using a Library Search. For additional digital resources, browse the Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive. For more information about specific subjects relating to Scott County History, please browse the Research Guides.
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