Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.
Date Acquired: 05/01/2009
Subjects: Education--Iowa--Hancock County., Education--Iowa--History., Hancock 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 Hancock County, Iowa dating from 1904-1974. 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: “County Board of Education, 1946-1967”, “Office of the Superintendent, 1904-1974 and “District and School, 1907-1957”.
Series 1. "County Board of Education, 1946-1967" contains microfilmed copies of records created and/or utilized by the County Board of Education. This series consists solely of County Board of Education Meeting Minutes.
Series 2. "Office of the Superintendent, 1904-1974" is comprised of microfilmed copies of records relating to and/or originating from the Office of the Superintendent. This series includes High School Normal Training Records, Teachers; Examination Records, Record of Teachers' Certificates, School Officer and Teacher Records, Record of Schools Taught, Record of Teachers in Rural Schools and Eighth Grade Examination Records.
Series 3. "District and School, 1907-1957” is composed of microfilmed copies of records created and/or utilized by individual districts and schools. It includes Teachers' Reports to the Superintendent, Room Registers, and Record of Heads of Families.
Hancock 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: Black Hawk Area Education Agency (AEA #267)
Acquisition Method: Donation
More Hancock County Board of Education minutes are located in the Multiple-County and Area Education Agency (AEA) Records (RSC/RSR/100).
See RSC/RSR/017 Cerro Gordo County Box 1, Reel 4
See RSC/RSR/046 Humboldt County Box 1, Reels 15 and 16
See RSC/RSR/098 Worth County Box 1, Reel 1
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.