CASPIAN—The study committee on “What Women Have Contributed to the Growth of Iron County,” as homemakers, business owners, professional occupations, politically and especially through volunteerism, has been a project of the Iron County Historical and Museum Society for almost a year.
Much information has been put together since June 2012. Over 300 names have been discovered in past publications and from nominations. Of that number, 272 have already been written. Nominations are still being sought and can be from any time, from 1885 to the present. Blanks to help with providing the information needed are available at museums and libraries in the county, the Courthouse and individuals on the study committee. A tentative deadline of June 1 has been set.
Additional research has also been extended to lists of members in women’s organizations. About 20 lists have already been submitted, and examples of what is still being sought include such organizations as women’s clubs, Extension groups, veterans’ auxiliaries, teachers, business owners and/or professions.
The next step after gathering and organizing the information will be financing the publication. A form will soon be developed and announced, so people may make advance donations to cover the cost of printing.
Those who have been serving regularly on the committee and who are familiar with the information desired are: Co-chairman Gloria Frederickson and Marcia Bernhardt, Betsy Hagberg, Carolyn Dunlap, Pat Dishaw, Ruth Lopez, Beverly Weslin, Helen Hord, Carol Erickson and Dorothy Javoroski. Genealogists have also been very helpful, as have museum volunteers.