PAPERS, 1946-1961

8.5 linear inches

ACQUISITION: The papers (donor no. 386) were donated by Ruth Moe Christ in 1996.

ACCESS: The papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS: In boxes 1-2.

PROCESSED BY: Randel W. Lackore, 1997.



         Ruth Elaine Moe Christ was born September 26, 1943. She grew up on her parentsí farm in Winnebago County, Iowa. Christ was involved in three 4-H clubs, Center Cinderellas, Center Champions, and Norway Nightingales. She won many ribbons at the county and state fairs, and represented her county at the state 4-H convention. Her 4-H activities culminated with Christ winning an Outstanding 4-H Girl plaque and a trip to Chicago in 1961.


Scope and Content Note

         The Ruth Moe Christ papers date from 1946 to 1961 and measure 8.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged alphabetically under five main headings: Awards, Extension service booklets, Projects, Long term record books, and Newspaper clippings. The collection documents Christís eight years of 4-H activities from 1953 to 1961 and includes photographs of projects and 4-H club associates scattered throughout the Long term record book series. Her projects included studying electricity, land conservation, and showing livestock as well as more traditional female projects such as sewing, cooking and interior decorating.


Box no. Description

Box 1
                               Achievement and project pins, undated
                               Outstanding Girl 1961 plaque, 1961
                               Ribbon, 1952-1961 [artifacts: shelved in box 3]
                       Extension service booklets and pamphlets
                               Clothing, 1959-1960
                               Food and nutrition
                               Home furnishing, 1960
                               Better groomed girl, 1960
                               Conservation [1960]
                               Electrification activities, 1952-1956 and undated
                               Home economics decorative color schemes, undated
                       Long term record books
                               4-H girlsí individual rating sheets, 1954-1959
                               Activities poster materials, 1960-1961
                               Club records, 1955-1956
                               Memberís activities records
Box 2
                                     1961 (4 folders)
                       Newspaper clippings, 1960-1961 and undated
Box 3
                               Ribbons, 1952-1961