Malcolm Price Laboratory School Closing; Electronic Mail, 2011-2012. 

Collection Overview

Title: Malcolm Price Laboratory School Closing; Electronic Mail, 2011-2012. 

Record Series: 02/09/09

Creator: Benjamin Allen and others

Date: 2011-2012

Extent: 1.251 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 Price Laboratory School Closing collection, 2011-2012, Archives Record Series 02/09/09, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa  

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Historical Note

In 2012 Malcolm Price Laboratory School was closed. It was later razed.


Scope and Content

Following University of Northern Iowa President Benjamin Allen's announcement of the closing of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School and the University Museum, the Waterloo Courier, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and television station KCRG, requested and received, under open records laws, electronic mail relating to the closings.  The electronic mail, about 2200 pages, covers the period from December 1, 2011 through March 7, 2012.

The Waterloo Courier printed several articles relating to the electronic mail release, including an article on April 1, 2012, which is included at the head of this collection.  The Courier made the electronic mail available in pdf format on its Web site.  The mail was divided into six folders:  one folder each for University President Benjamin Allen, Provost Gloria Gibson, Dean of the College of Education Dwight Watson, and the University Museum, as well two smaller folders apparently edited to provide easy access by Courier readers.

The Rod Library Information Technologies Department downloaded the files.  The Special Collections and University Archives Division printed them out.  The printouts are arranged as they appeared in the pdf folders.

This collection offers a perspective on the thoughts and considerations of university administrators as they came to their decisions.  It also provides a look at campus and community reactions to those decisions. 


Box 1

Waterloo Courier article on the release of the E-mails, April 1, 2012

Museum E-mails

President Benjamin Allen E-mails

Provost Gloria Gibson E-mails

Box 2

Dean Dwight Watson E-mails

Newspaper article subsets of E-mail

Processing Information

Technical assistance by Peter Callaghan; collection processed and inventory created by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 24, 2012. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017 and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.

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