Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 10/05/2007
Subjects: Education--Iowa--History., Education--Iowa--Jones County., Jones County (Iowa)--History., Personnel records in education., Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century., Rural schools--Iowa., School Reports., Student Records--Iowa.
Forms of Material: Documents on microfilm.
This collection contains documents from the rural school system of Jones County, Iowa dating from 1885-1975. The records cover a majority of the rural schools’ histories, but they are not comprehensive: some records were lost before their transfer to the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture.
The collection material is arranged into two series: “Office of the Superintendent, 1885-1975” and “District and School, 1892-1974”.
Series 1. “Office of the Superintendent, 1885-1975” contains copies of records on microfilm that were created and/or utilized by the Office of the Superintendent. This series consists of County Superintendents' Records, Teachers' Examination Records, Record of Teachers' Certificates, Teachers' Permanent Cumulative Records, School Officer and Teacher Record, Register of Teachers Employed, and Eighth Grade Examination Records.
Series 2. “District and School, 1892-1974” is composed copies of records on microfilm that were created and/or utilized by individual schools and districts. This series consists of Room Registers, Teachers' Reports to the Superintendent, District School Censuses, Daily Attendance Registers, Library Reports, Pupils' Permanent and Classification Records, and Daily Programs.
Jones County (Iowa)--History.
Personnel records in education.
Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century.
Technical Access Note: This collection contains materials on microfilm that will require the use of a microfilm reader.
Acquisition Source: Grant Wood Area Education Agency (AEA #10)
Acquisition Method: Donation
Related Materials: The State Historical Society of Iowa houses a number of rural school records from Area Education Agency 10 (Grant Wood). They can be contacted at 402 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240-1806 or (319) 335-3916.
Preferred Citation: [Collection Name: Box#/Folder#], Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture, University of Northern Iowa
Processing Information: Materials classified as Items are located on microfilm. The first number indicates the reel, the second indicates the location of the record on that reel. Items are not necessarly individual records; a change in Item number may indicate a change in record type, date, township, or district. These item numbers have been applied for reference purposes by the archives staff and are not present on the film itself.