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NORTH MADISON HAPPY PALS 4-H CLUB

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»SCRAPBOOKSCRAPBOOKS, 1952-1979

1.25 linear feet (7 volumes)DATES:»

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ACQUISITION:

The »scraopboosscrapbooks (donor no. 216) were donated by» in 1994 by Beverly George Everett, one of the club leaders.

ACCESS:

The »scrapbooksscrapbooks are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Kristen Clark, 1994Your name, year».

 

»History

            The North Madison Happy Pals 4-H Club of Mahaska County, Iowa was organized on October 24, 1952 with eight girls present.  The group held monthly meetings with various discussions, talks, and demonstrations by members or guest speakers scheduled at each one.  Topics included “Planning Your College Wardrobe” and “Freezing Fruits.”  The members also participated in programs such as Rally Day and Achievement Day.

            The North Madison Happy Pals and all other Iowa 4-H clubs are a division of the youth phase of the collaborative Extension Service of Iowa State University.  The purpose of the national 4-H program, run through the United States Department of Agriculture, is to help youth learn and grow through informal education and experience.  The goal is for these young people to become more self-directed and productive and contribute more as members of society.  Anyone between the ages of none and nineteen may join 4-H.  The club motto is “To Make the Best Better.”

           

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Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The North Madison Happy Pals 4-H Club scrapbooks date from 1952 to 1979 and measure 1.25 linear feet.  There are seven volumes.  They are the official club scrapbooks and include photographs of members and events, newspaper clippings from the Oskaloosa Herald and the New Sharon Star, club minutes, secretary and treasurer records, programs, and awards.  A useful source on the experience of children in rural areas, the scrapbooks also illuminate societal expectations for young girls.

 

 

 

Related Collections

 

Beverly George Everett papers

            These papers contain record books and awards documenting Everett’s involvement in the Washington Workers 4-H Club (1938-1946). Also included are correspondence, programs, awards, and newspaper clippings relating to her later involvement in the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the National 4-H Alumni Recognition Award (1955-1985 and undated).  The materials are in Box 4, Personal, 4-H and Box 10, Organizations, 4-H.

 

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Box 1

Scrapbooks

1952-1963

1963-1966

 

Box 2

1966-1967

1967-1968

1968-1969

1969-1972

1972-1979