Geographic Alliance of Iowa Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Geographic Alliance of Iowa Collection

Record Series: 12/02/03

Creator: Geographic Alliance of Iowa

Date: 1990-2005

Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Material entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Related Archival Materials:

Related archival materials can be found in 12/02/01 Department of Geography Collection at Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.


Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Historical Note

The Geographic Alliance of Iowa, established in 1991, is the only organization in Iowa “devoted to geography education.” It consists of K-12 teachers, college and university professors, citizens, and others who seek to improve geographic education in Iowa. Its overall goal is “to help ensure K-12 graduates are geographically literate citizens” and provides resources and expertise to achieve this aim.


  • Series 1: Correspondence & Documents

  • Series 2: Publications

Scope and Content

The Geographic Alliance of Iowa Collection is arranged into two series. The first, Correspondence & Documents, is comprised of brochures, news releases, and correspondence. Topics include funding, talks, conferences, institutes, and workshops. The second series, Publications, includes Geography News, which is the Geographic Alliance of Iowa’s newsletter, as well as national publications. See the inventory for the complete list.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Correspondence & Documents, 1991-1994; 1999; undated [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Correspondence & Documents - Census of Agriculture Lesson Plans [Series 1]

  • Folder 3: Geography News, Spring 1990-Fall 1997 [Series 2]

  • Folder 4: Geography News, Spring 1998-Fall 2005 [Series 2]

  • Folder 5: Geography News, Spring 2006-Spring 2010 [Series 2]

  • Folder 6: Geography Framework for the 1994 and 2001 National Assessment of Educational Progress [Series 2]

  • Folder 7: Pathways in Geography, No. 12, 15, 20 [Series 2]

  • Folder 8: Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 18-Vol. 21 [Series 2]

Box 2

  • Folder 1: Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 22-Vol. 25 [Series 2]

  • Folder 2: Journal of Social Studies Research, Vol. 26-Vol. 29 [Series 2

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, July 2017; updated December 2017 and April 2018 by Dave Hoing and March 2019 by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield. Linear feet updated August 28, 2017.


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