Volume 77, Number 1 (2018)

Third Series

Front Matter



Back Matter

Cover Image

Members of the Prairie Club of Des Moines who have been members for 30 years or more pose in 1935. The Prairie Club provided a venue for Des Moines’s religious leaders to build stronger relationships with the city’s business leaders. For the role of Des Moines’s religious leaders in municipal reform and electoral politics in the years under the Des Moines Plan’s commission form of city government, see Paul Emory Putz’s article in this issue.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, Iowa State University