Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 16/3/4/52
Marie Thelma Mann (1913-    )
4-H Record Book, 1923-1934

Descriptive summary


Mann, Marie Thelma (1913-    )


4-H Record Book




1.0 linear ft. (1 oversize box)

collection number:

RS 16/3/4/52


University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information


Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Marie Mann 4-H Record Book, RS 16/3/4/52, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

Marie Thelma Mann was born in 1913 to Mr. and Mrs. Den Mann of Adel, Iowa. Marie was a charter member of the Live Wire 4-H Girls' Club, which was organized in Dallas County, Iowa, on May 5, 1923. Her mother was the local leader of the club for the first several years and Marie remained active in 4-H for the next 10 years. The types of club work Marie completed included canning, nutrition, clothing, and home furnishing projects. Some of her many accomplishments in 4-H include exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair, attending several state conventions held at Iowa State College (University), serving as president of her local club in 1930, and being elected president of Dallas County 4-H in 1931.


Collection description

The collection (1923-1934) contains the 4-H record book of Marie Mann of the Adel Live Wire 4-H Girls' Club, Dallas County, Iowa. The book contains club programs, letters of recommendation, record books for 4-H projects, a list of activities, her 4-H story, photographs, newspaper clippings, ribbons, and her health examination.

Some related collections include the Iowa 4-H Records (RS 16/3/4), the Iowa 4-H Foundation Records (RS 16/3/7), the Jessie Field Shambaugh Collection (RS 16/3/60), and the 4-H record books and papers of James Kearns (RS 16/3/66), Verneil Branstad (RS 16/3/4/51), Lucille Peterson (RS 16/3/4/53), Evelyn Peterson (RS 16/3/4/54), and Elva Brown (RS 16/3/4/55).


Container list







Loose programs and publications removed from inside front cover of record book




Record book (20- 3x4" b/w and 1- 5x7" b/w photographs)