Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 10/15/2007
Subjects: Benton County (Iowa)--History., Education--Iowa--Benton County., Education--Iowa--History., Personnel records in education., Rural schools--Curricula--Iowa., 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 Benton County, Iowa dating from 1858-1972. 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 three series: “Office of the Superintendent, 1877-1972”, “Township Records, 1858-1892”, and “District and School Records, 1912-1966”.
Series 1. “Office of the Superintendent Records, 1877-1972” contains records on microfilm that were created by the Office of the Superintendent. This collection consists of High School Normal Training Records, Teachers' Examination Records, Records of Teachers' Certificates, Records of Employment, County School Censuses, Pupils' Permanent Records, and Eighth Grade Graduation Records.
Series 2. “Township Records, 1858-1892” contains records on microfilm created by the Township Board of Education. This collection contains Township Board of Education Minutes and Township Board of Education Financial Records.
Series 3. “District and School Records, 1912-1966” contains records on microfilm created by individual districts and schools. This collection contains District Board of Education Financial Records, Teachers' Reports to the Superintendent, and Preliminary Classification Reports.
Benton 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: See RSC/RSR/100 Multiple County and Area Education Agency (AEA) Records - Box 55, Folder 10.
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.