Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp, 1950-1984.  

Collection Overview

Title: Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp, 1950-1984.  

Record Series: 14/12/03

Creator: Department of Biology, UNI

Date: 1950-1984

Extent: 14.81 linear feet, 13 boxes + 1 item

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

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Iowa teachers Conservation Camp collection, 1950-1984, Archives Record Series 15/02/13, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

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Box 1

Reports and Business, 1950-1984
These annual files contain information about the administration, arrangement, and conduct of the camping sessions. File content varies from year to year, but typically the files include schedules; correspondence; lists of supplies, equipment, and library material; lists of students enrolled; lesson plans; and curricular material.

Box 2

Chief's Book, 1963-1972, 1978
The chief's books, created by camp administrators, include schedules and notes relating to daily camp instructional activities. They list instructors' names, lesson names, and associated instructional activities such as movies and field trips. Camp administrators probably used these books to help write reports on camp activities and to plan for later sessions.

Staffing Correspondence
This correspondence covers the area of securing expert speakers for camp instructional sessions.

Publicity Material
Camp promotional material from the 1950s

Enrollment Summaries

Numbers and origin of campers

Certificate and photo of National Association of Conservation Education and Publicity Award of Merit presentation, 1954

IAS Centennial Citation
Nomination and award announcement of Iowa Academy of Science Centennial Citation, 1975

Voice of the Turtle: the camp newsletter

Files relating to camp social life including the camp flag as well as camp songs, cartoons, and plays

Camper reunion breakfasts

Early camp histories

ISEA display booth arrangements

State Planning Committee: correspondence, minutes, reports

Camp library material lists

Student Rosters, 1950-1959

Box 3

Camper Applications, 1950-1984
Applications from teachers who wished to attend the camp include names, addresses, employment, educational background, and other data.

Box 4

Scholarship records including trust fund accounts, lists of donors, and student correspondence.

Correspondence between Prof. Clausen and campers; mostly letters of thanks from campers.

Published accounts or notes about camp activities

Box 5

Curricular material including printed and duplicated lesson plans, worksheets, and handouts. Some material is arranged by subject--such as trees or soil--while other material is arranged chronologically.

Student projects
Reports compiled by campers in association with instructional sessions. 1954, 1964-1966

Box 6

Student projects, continued, 1966-1981

Conservation Teaching Survey, c. 1952
Completed survey instruments designed to measure the coverage and effectiveness of conservation teaching in Iowa

Camper evaluations of the camp experience, 1950-1964
Completed survey instruments in which campers evaluate camp instruction and facilities

Box 7

Camper evaluations, continued, 1965-1984

Portions of this large collection of photographs of many facets of camp activities are arranged chronologically, but most of the collection has no special arrangement.

Box 8

Photographs, continued

Box 9

Large framed photographs

Box 10

Two Films: 6/25/66; "In Camp," "Agronomy Farm," "Ground Breaking," "Construction" -- Summer 1969

Box 11

Two Films: "Conservation Camp"; "Teachers Camp" ca. 1950

Box 12

Film: "Dedication of Lake Darling"

Box 13

David McCalley's sketch book

Processing Information

Collection processed and arranged by Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 1996. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 15, 2017.

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