Guidance files, 1962-2004

Collection Overview

Title: Guidance files, 1962-2004

Record Series: 25/00/11

Creator: MPLS

Date: 1962-2004

Extent: 3.75 linear feet, 3 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Guidance Files collection, 1962-2004, Archives Record Series 25/00/11, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Scope and Content

The material in this record series came to the University Archives in early September 2012, as part of the process of clearing the Malcolm Price Laboratory School building after its closing in June 2012.  The papers arrived in a file cabinet clearly marked "Guidance".  However, the files seem to be more of a year-by-year collection of Laboratory School information and programs.  Included in the files are bulletins for staff, staff lists, student lists, class observation schedules, school policy and procedure, performance programs, athletics scores, notes to parents, class schedules, award lists, and similar material.  These items are not uniformly present in each year's accumulation.  In addition, coverage varies considerably over time.  It is possible that Principal John Aldrich, or his staff, put these yearly collections together for at least some of the years covered in this series.

Some yearly gatherings include student records and evaluations.  Use of that material is restricted.  However, most of the files are open and available for research.  Those files could offer researchers a quick look at events, practices, and policies at the Laboratory School during a particular period of time


Box 1

Files, 1962-1981

Box 2

Files, 1981-

Box 3


Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson and Student Assistant Nick Jordan, September 2012; updated October 31, 2012 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018. Linear feet updated on August 31, 2017.

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