Janet McClain. Papers, 1980-2010

Collection Overview

Title: Janet McClain. Papers, 1980-2010

Record Series: 13/02/02/04

Creator: Janet McClain

Date: 1980-2005

Extent: 9.17 linear feet, 8 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. Some material was recorded on obsolete technology. These have not been digitized.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Janet McClain Papers, 1980-2010, Archives Record Series 13/02/18, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Historical Note

These papers consist of material accumulated and used by Janet McClain in the course of her work on the faculty of the University of Northern Iowa.  For thirty-four years, Professor McClain worked at UNI as an educator and champion of diversity.  She held numerous teaching positions in the College of Education, starting with teaching at the Malcolm Price Laboratory School and later moving to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.  Professor McClain was an advocate for minority issues both in and out of the classroom.

 

Scope and Content

Box 1 contains material related to the Professor McClain's job assignments at UNI and to the university as a whole.  Box 2 consists of files utilized by McClain in her classroom teaching.  Box 3 contains materials documenting the work of the Minorities in Teaching (MIT) program at UNI, of which McClain was Director for a number of years.  Box 4 continues the MIT material and also contains files detailing the Multicultural Coordinating Committee.  Box 5 consists of materials chronicling McClain's work on minority recruitment and retention along with her outreach efforts.  Box 6 contains documents on the Multicultural Future Teachers Academy (MFTA) and reference files used by McClain in her work.  Box 7 details McClain's work with the Multicultural Teachers Alliance (MTA), conference attendance, photographs, and video cassettes. Box 8 has mostly unidentified photographs.

These papers will prove a useful resource for anyone interested in multiculturalism in Iowa--especially at UNI--as well as matters of diversity, minority recruitment and retention, multicultural education, and the teaching profession. This collection includes documents, files, emails, newspaper clippings, photographs, and videos detailing the cultural awareness and social leadership expressed by Professor McClain while at UNI.

The College of Education arranged for the contents of Boxes 1-7 to be sent to the University Archives after Professor McClain's death.  Professor Joan Duea gave the contents of Box 8 to the University Archives in May 2015.

Inventory

Box 1

Faculty Files 

  • Board of Regents Annual Reports – Diversity
  • UNI Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Center for Multicultural Education – Campus Visits, 2007-2009
  • College of Education Diversity Task Force, 2003-2004
  • Cornell West Campus Visit, 2010
  • Council on Teacher Education, 2003-2006
  • Council on Teacher Education, 2007-2008
  • Council on Teacher Education Diversity Committee
  • Council on Teaching Excellence Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Curriculum and Instruction Strategic Planning Retreat, 2007
  • Diversity Task Force, 1996-1998
  • Early Childhood Iowa Summit at UNI, 2007
  • Early Childhood Iowa Conference – Diversity Advisory Group, 2007
  • Early Childhood Iowa Conference – Diversity Advisory Group, 2008
  • Early Childhood Iowa Conference – Diversity Advisory Group, 2009
  • Early Childhood Iowa Conference – Diversity Advisory Group, 2010
  • Faculty Activities, 2008-2010
  • Faculty Activities, 2008-2010, continued
  • Faculty Activities, 2008-2010, continued
  • First Year Experience
  • Foundations of Excellence – Diversity, 2008-2009
  • Human Relations Informations
  • Job Assignments
  • Job Goals and Evaluations
  • Minority Faculty, 1985-2009
  • Multicultural Education Minor, 1994-1995
  • Multicultural Resource Guide, 1998
  • UNI Study Circles, 2009-2010
  • UNI Study Circles, 2009-2010, continued

Box 2

Course Materials

  • 200:128 – Teacher As A Change Agent, 2007
  • 210:086 – Studies in Multicultural Issues in Teaching and Learning
  • 210:086 – Studies in Multicultural Issues in Teaching and Learning
  • 210:123 – Expressive Arts in the Elementary School, 2001-2002
  • 210:164 – Teaching Elementary School Social Studies, 2003-2005
  • 230:115 – Teaching Reading and the Language Arts I
  • 280:115 – Teaching Reading and the Language Arts I
  • Breaking the Class Ceiling – Paraeducator Pathways to Teaching, 1996
  • Career College and Leadership Conference – Getting a Running Start
  • Course Planning Materials
  • Course Planning Materials, continued
  • Course Planning Materials, continued
  • Course Planning Materials, continued
  • Course Planning Materials, continued
  • Exploring Your Options: A Guide for College Bound Minority Students and Parents, 1988
  • Iowa's Own: An Affirmative Action Approach for Recruiting Women and Minorities in Educational Agencies
  • Minorities in Higher Education Sixteenth Annual Status Report, 1997-1998
  • Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools, 1980
  • Raps and Poems on Teaching and Technology
  • Reaching for the Stars Career College and Leadership Conference
  • Student Work and Essays

Box 3

Minorities in Teaching

  • MIT Advisory Board, 1996-2000
  • MIT Advisory Board, 2001-2005
  • MIT Brochures, Pamphlets, and Handbooks
  • MIT Career Day, 1992-1999
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, 1996-1999
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, Mary McLeod Bethune, December 1999
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, 2000-2002
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, January 2009
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, February-March 2009
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, April-May 2009
  • Chalkdust Chats on KBBG, June 2009-January 2010
  • Coordinators and Staff, 1990-1998
  • Dialogue on Diversity, 1994-1995
  • MIT General Files, 1988-1995
  • MIT General Files, 1996
  • MIT General Files, 1997
  • MIT General Files, 1998
  • MIT General Files, 1999
  • MIT General Files, 2000-2002
  • MIT General Files, 2008-2009
  • MIT General Correspondence, 1993-2000
  • MIT Goals, 1998-2009
  • Jump Start Program, 1998, 2009
  • Lunch and Learn, 1999
  • MIT Pamphlets and Resources
  • Parental Involvement
  • Paraeducators, 1998-2001
  • MIT Partnerships, 1988-2000

Box 4

Minorities in Teaching

  • Planning and Resources, 1997-1998
  • Planning and Resources, 1998-2005
  • Planning and Resources, 2006-2007
  • Planning and Funding Opportunities, 2000-2008
  • Planning and Funding Opportunities, 2007-2008
  • Program Evaluation, 1998
  • MIT Projects, 1991-2008
  • MIT Reception, 2007
  • MIT Reports, 1990-1994
  • Minorities in Teaching Resource Activity Guide – Grades 6-8, 1995
  • Minorities in Teaching Resource Activity Guide – Grades 9-12, 1995
  • Minorities in Teaching Resource Activity Guide: Phase II, 1989
  • MIT Scholarships, 1989-2007
  • MIT Summer Enrichment Program, 1996-1999
  • MIT Summer Enrichment Program, 2000-2002
  • MIT Teacher's Guide to Awakening Minority Student Interest in Teaching, 1997
  • Teaching Presentation Materials
  • MIT UNI Enrollment Update, 1998-2000
  • MIT Website, 2000-2006

Multicultural Coordinating Council

  • Multicultural Coordinating Council, 2000-2005
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council, 2006-2007
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council, 2007-2008
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council, 2008-2009
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council – Dr. Herman Blake Campus Visit, 2007
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council – Meeting with President Allen, 2007
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council – Meeting with Vice President Hogan, 2007
  • Multicultural Coordinating Council – Mexican Immersion Experience, 2007-2008

Box 5

Minority Recruitment and Retention

  • African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa College Fair, 2007
  • Backmapping the Future – Minority Retention at UNI, 2008
  • Black Greek Alliance, 1988-1991
  • Cedar Valley Preview Days, 2007-2008
  • CelebrAsian – Asian Heritage Festival, 2009
  • Chicago Urban Life Center
  • UNI Latino Festival, 2009
  • Iowa Core Curriculum, 2009
  • Metro Minority Recruitment Consortium, 1993-1994
  • Minority Grants and Scholarships
  • Minority Recruitment and Retention General Information
  • Minority Teacher Recruitment, Development, and Retention (UNI), 2002-2008
  • Minority Teacher Recruitment, Development, and Retention Booklet, 2004
  • Multicultural Recruitment and Retention, 1992-1999
  • Multicultural Recruitment and Retention, 2000-2007
  • Multicultural Recruitment and Retention, 2007-2010
  • Multicultural Recruitment Team, 2003-2007
  • Multicultural Recruitment Team, 2008-2010
  • Our Kids: Summer Seminars for Educators of English Language Learners, 2006-2007
  • “Religion in the Elementary Classroom – A Laboratory Approach” by Janet McClain and Lynn Nielson, 1998
  • Strengthsquest – Strength-based Advising
  • Teacher Career Pathway, 2001-2007
  • Teacher Education Faculty, 2004-2007
  • Teacher Work Sample Information
  • Waterloo Teacher Preparation Project, 1993-2000

Community Outreach

  • African American Historical Museum of Iowa Higher Education Program, 2008-2009
  • Cedar Falls Historical Society Education Committee, 2006-2007
  • UNI Up Close, 2007
  • Stars and Ballers, 2007
  • Waterloo Dropout Prevention Task Force, 2008
  • Waterloo Dropout Prevention Task Force, 2008, continued
  • Waterloo Dropout Prevention Task Force, 2008, continued 

Box 6

Multicultural Future Teachers Academy

  • Affirming Diversity Teachers Manual, 2008
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Diversity Organizations and Resources
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Early Childhood and Diversity
  • Future Educators of America/Future Teachers of America
  • Multicultural Future Teachers Academy, 2001-2004
  • Multicultural Future Teachers Academy, 2005-2006
  • Multicultural Future Teachers Academy, 2006-2007
  • Multicultural Future Teachers Academy, 2007-2008
  • Multicultural Future Teachers Academy, 2009-2010
  • Minority Educators
  • Special Education and Diversity
  • Teaching Profession Presentation Materials
  • Teaching Profession Presentation Materials, continued

Research/Subject Files

  • Blasphemy Day
  • Cultural Competence
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Desegregation
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Diversity Issues
  • Gender and Sexism
  • Gender and Sexism
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Hurricane Katrina (Southeastern Louisiana University)
  • Interracial/Multi-racial/Biracial
  • Jena 6
  • Literacy and Linguistic Differences
  • Multicultural Education
  • Multicultural Nonsexist Education
  • Multicultural Teaching
  • School Safety and Effective Schools
  • Schools and Religion
  • Teacher Education and Professional Resources
  • Teacher Effectiveness

Box 7

Multicultural Teaching Alliance

  • African American Read-In, 1997-2007
  • African American Read-In, 2007
  • African American Read-In, 2008
  • African American Read-In, 2009
  • African American Read-In, 2010
  • Bowl For Kids' Sake, 2007-2009
  • Multicultural Educator Award, 2003-2009
  • Multicultural Teacher Reception, 2006-2009
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance Constitution
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, 2000-2002
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, 2005-2006
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, 2006-2007
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, 2008-2009
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, 2009-2010
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance General Files, Undated
  • Multicultural Teaching Alliance Photographs
  • UNI Fun Night, 2007-2010

Conferences

  • Diversity Professionals in Higher Education Conference, 2008
  • I'll Make Me A World In Iowa Conference, 2008
  • Iowa National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, 2006-2008
  • Iowa National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, 2006
  • Iowa National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, 2007
  • Iowa National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference, 2008
  • Iowa Language and Culture Conference, 2007
  • Iowa Language and Culture Conference, 2008
  • Raising a Girl in the '90s Conference, 1997
  • Through Students' Eyes: On Begin an Ally to Minority Students in UNI Classrooms, 2007

Visual Media

  • Photographs - Multicultural Teaching Alliance, 1991-1992
  • Photographs - Multicultural Teaching Alliance, 1992-1993
  • Photographs - Cunningham Sleepover, 2008
  • Photographs - UNI Up Close and UNI African American Read-in, Undated
  • Photographs, Undated
  • Photographs, Undated
  • Photographs on Compact Disc, 2008-2010
  • Video cassettes - Minorities in Education, Davenport Teachers, 1992; Minorities in Teaching Luncheon, 1998

Box 8

  • Photographs relating primarily to diversity programs at Price Laboratory School. Nearly all are unidentified

Processing Information

Collection processed by Assistant Archivist Dustin S. Witsman, December 2014; Box 8 processed by Student Assistant Raelyn Meleng. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017. Linear Feet updated September 10, 2017.

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