By Dustin Witsman
Extent: 7.0 Reels. More info below.
Date Acquired: 05/01/2009
Subjects: Education--Iowa--History., Education--Iowa--Mitchell County., Education--Iowa--Planning., Mitchell County (Iowa)--History., Personnel records in education., Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century., Rural schools--Iowa., School Reports.
This collection contains documents from the rural school system of Mitchell County, Iowa, from 1905-1962. 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, 1957-1962”, “Office of the Superintendent, 1912-1943”, and “District and School, 1905-1960”.
Series 1. "County Board of Education, 1957-1962" contains records on microfilm created and/or utilized by the County Board of Education. This series contains County Board of Education Meeting Minutes and County Board of Education Financial Records.
Series 2. "Office of the Superintendent, 1912-1943" is comprised of records on microfilm created and/or utilized by the Office of the Superintendent. This series consists of High School Normal Training Records and Record of Teachers' Certificates.
Series 3. "District and School, 1905-1960” is composed of records on microfilm created and/or utilized by individual districts and schools. This series contains Teachers' Reports to the Superintendent.
Mitchell County (Iowa)--History.
Personnel records in education.
Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century.
Acquisition Source: Black Hawk Area Education Agency (AEA #267)
Acquisition Method: Donation
See RSC/RSR/035 Franklin County Box 1, Reels 1 and 4.
See RSC/RSR/098 Worth County Box 1, Reel 1.
See RSC/RSR/100 Multiple County and Area Education Agency (AEA) Records - Box 46B, Folder 12; and Box 65, Reels 66 and 70-71.
The Mitchell County Historical Society houses a number of rural school records and two preserved rural schoolhouses: Cedar Township, #7 Walnut Grove and Union Township, #1. They can be contacted at 809 Sawyer Dr. Osage, IA 50461 or (641) 832-2574.
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.