Malcolm Poyer Price. Papers, 1940-1962

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Title: Malcolm Poyer Price. Papers, 1940-1962

Record Series: 02/04/01

Creator: Malcolm Poyer Price

Date: 1940-1962

Extent: 0.834 linear feet, 2 boxes

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 Malcolm Poyer Price Papers, 1940-1962, Archives Record Series 02/04/01, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa  

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Scope and Content

Papers from the Malcolm Poyer Price administration are scarce reputedly because President Price liked to do business on the telephone.  The papers noted below present only the barest outline of Price’s long association with the university.


Box 1

Addresses and Reports, 1941-1962:  included here are printed versions of Price’s addresses to the faculty, several speeches, the announcement of his resignation for the presidency, and a late speech on his retirement

Administrative Letters, 1938:  President Latham sent these letters outlining policy (see Latham Papers for complete file) and Price reaffirmed them as his own policy

American Association of Teachers Colleges & Reports from ISTC, 1940-1949:  reporting statistics relating to degrees granted, faculty and students involved in teacher training, training school activities, library facilities and budget

Announcements, 1940-1950:  official announcements from the President’s Office

Board of Educational Examiners, Correspondence, Dockets, and Minutes, 1941-1943:  Price served on this board which advised the State Superintendent on matters relating to the evaluation of educational training

Branch Summer Schools, 1942:  correspondence relating to setting up branch schools for teacher training in several Iowa cities in 1942—a move opposed by private schools

Financial Arrangements with Military Training Units, 1942-1945:  detailed financial statements relating to the use of campus services and facilities by the Army and Navy during WWII, descriptive letter outlining the situation

Latham Field Dedication, October 26, 1940:  correspondence, programs, and arrangements for the ceremony of dedication of the football field to the memory of President Latham

Box 2

Monthly Reports to the State Comptroller, 1940-1947:  reports and statistics relating to the financial transactions, accounts, number of students registered, and numbers of staff employed

National Youth Administration, 1940-1944:  correspondence and reports relating to this program which provided work for needy students

Newsclippings and Biographical Information:  newsclippings relating to the Price family

North Central Association, 1941-1942:  correspondence and reports relating to accreditation

Portraits of Seerley and Latham, 1943-1944:  correspondence between Price and artist Henry Rossman relating to the painting and delivery of portraits of Presidents Seerley and Latham

Retirement Policy of Emeritus Employment, 1947:  a letter from Price to the Board of Education outlining the current policy on faculty retirement and the duties of current personnel in emeritus status

Training School Building Plans, 1943-1950:  early correspondence and plans for the buildings which eventually became the Malcolm Price Laboratory School

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald Peterson, April 1993.  Prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, February 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017, October 2017, and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.

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