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Polk County Rural School Records


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Reorganization Records

Educational Directories

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Title: Polk County Rural School Records, 1955-1960Add to your cart.


Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Subjects: Consolidation of Schools., Education--Iowa--History., Education--Iowa--Planning., Education--Iowa--Polk County., Polk County (Iowa)--History., Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century., Rural schools--Iowa., Schools--Centralization--Iowa--Polk--Finance., Schools--Centralization--Iowa--Polk--Planning., Schools--Centralization--Iowa--Polk--Public Opinion., Schools--Centralization--Iowa.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains documents from the rural school system of Polk County, Iowa dating from 1955-1960. 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 in one box: “Reorganization Records, 1955-1960”.

Box 1. "Reorganization Records, 1955-1960" consists solely of Reorganization and Consolidation Records created and/or utilized by the County Board of Education.

Subject/Index Terms

Consolidation of Schools.
Education--Iowa--Polk County.
Polk County (Iowa)--History.
Rural schools--Iowa--History--20th century.
Rural schools--Iowa.
Schools--Centralization--Iowa--Polk--Public Opinion.

Administrative Information

Repository: UNI Museum Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

Technical Access Note: This collection contains materials on microfilm and microfiche that require the use of appropriate readers.

Acquisition Source: Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA #11)

Acquisition Method: Donation

Original/Copies Note: This material has been copied from another set of microfiche.  The original microfiche, along with a roll of microfilm, is located in boxes 3 and 4 of this collection.

Related Materials:

See RSC/RSR/050 Jasper County Box 3, Folder 8

The Ankeny Area Historical Society located in Polk County houses a number of rural school records, which include: photographs, administrative records, teacher records, and newspaper clippings. They can be contacted at 301 SW 3rd St., Ankeny, IA 50023 or (515) 965-5795.

Preferred Citation: [Collection Name: Item, Box#/Folder#/Item], Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture, University of Northern Iowa

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Reorganization Records, 1955-1960],
[Box 2: Educational Directories, 1934-1935, 1936-1950, 1951-1954, 1955-1956, 1957-1973],

Box 1: Reorganization Records, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
These records document the reorganization and consolidation efforts in the Polk County school system.
Folder 1: Petitions and Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Minimum Standards for Reorganization of School Districts Approved by the Polk County Board of Education and Data on Presently Organized Districts", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Copy of "County Plan" sent to State Department of Public Instruction, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Recommendations for Strengthening Local School District Structure in Polk County, Iowa, 1960Add to your cart.
Box 2: Educational Directories, 1934-1935, 1936-1950, 1951-1954, 1955-1956, 1957-1973Add to your cart.

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