Marshall Center One-Room Schoolhouse Selection and Dedication, 1986-1995

Collection Overview

Title: Marshall Center One-Room Schoolhouse Selection and Dedication, 1986-1995

Record Series: 13/01/01

Creator: UNI

Date: 1986-1995

Extent: 2.0 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 Marshall Center One-Room Schoolhouse Selection and Dedication collection, 1986-1995, Archives Record Series 13/01/14, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This collection includes material from 1986 through 1989 associated with the process of acquiring a one room schoolhouse for the University of Northern Iowa campus.  Included are One-Room Schoolhouse Advisory Committee minutes and correspondence; lists of potential schoolhouses; nominations for particular schoolhouses; and some general information on rural education.  Documentation for the finalists in the selection process includes photographs, correspondence, personal reminiscences, reports on physical condition, and newspaper clippings.

Also included are clippings and publicity material associated with the moving, restoration, and dedication of the final selection, the Marshall Center School (Marshall Township #5) from Pocahontas County.  Of special note is information about Des Moines Register columnist Chuck Offenburger’s practical joke involving the delivery of an outhouse to the home of UNI’s President Curris.

Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1: One-Room Schoolhouse Committee Records, 1986-1987

Folder 2: One-Room Schoolhouse Committee Correspondence, 1986-1987

Folder 3: Possible One-Room Schoolhouse Listings, 1986-1987

Folder 4: One-Room Schoolhouse Committee Receipts and Vouchers, 1987

Folder 5: Historical Information about One-Room Schools and Teachers, 1987

Folder 6: One-Room Schoolhouse Recommendations and Renovations, 1987

Folder 7:  Letters Regarding One-Room School Search, 1987

Folder 8: Black Hawk County, Bennington Township School Memo, Photographs, and Negatives, 1987

Folder 9: Chickasaw County, Little Turkey School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 10: Chickasaw County, #2 Maple Grove School Nomination, 1987

Folder 11: Chickasaw County, #2 Maple Grove School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 12: Johnson County, Monroe #2 School Nomination, 1986-1987

Folder 13: Johnson County Monroe #2 School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 14: Louisa County, Otter Creek School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Box 2

Folder 1: Pocahontas County, Marshall Center School Nomination, 1987

Folder 2: Pocahontas County, Marshall Center School Nomination, 1987

Folder 3: Pocahontas County, Marshall Center School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 4: Ila Grove School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 5: Pilot Grove School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 6: Utica #7 Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 7: Wilson #2 O’Meara’s School Photographs and Negatives, 1987

Folder 8: One-Room Schoolhouse Committee Final Report, 1987

Folder 9: Marshall Center Schoolhouse Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1987

Folder 10: Dedication Newspaper Clippings and Letters, 1988-1989

Folder 11: Press Folder from Dedication Ceremonies, 1989

Folder 12: Marshall Center School, Announcements and Brochures, 1990-1995

Processing Information

This material was transferred to the University Archives on September 9, 1993.  Arranged and finding aid prepared by Eric Schlarmann, student intern, February 1994; edited by University Archivist Gerald Peterson, February 1994.  Expanded and updated for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman and Graduate Assistant Amy Rekward, January 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear Feet updated August 30, 2017.

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