Museum Educational Programming Files, 2002-2012

Collection Overview

Title: Museum Educational Programming Files, 2002-2012

Record Series: 26/08/13

Creator: UNI Museums and Collections

Date: 2002-2012

Extent: 3.75 linear feet, 3 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 Museum Educational Programming Files collection, 2002-2012, Archives Record Series 26/08/13, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa  

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Historical Note

Diane Shupbach, Director of Education at the Museums, gave these files to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in June 2012

Scope and Content

This collection consists of records pertaining to the educational programming efforts of the University of Northern Iowa Museums.  The records were created primarily during the time when Diane Shupbach served as Director of Education for the Museums, but there are also records from before her time of service, including a few examples extending back to the 1960s.  These files are generally noted with the "pre-2002" qualifying date.

Typical files in this collection include material collected, developed, and used for specific educational programs.  The most extensive files relate to dinosaurs, American Indians, UNI Museums collections, and Iowa prehistory.




Box 1

Diane Shupbach, biographical information

Diane Shupbach, appointment and planning books, 2002-2012

Travelling trunks, proposal and planning notes

Travelling trunks information (on diskettes)

Girl Scouts:  World Neighborhood Badge, 2005-2007

Girl Scouts:  Jazzy Jewelry Badge, 2004-2012

Girl Scouts:  plant and animal material, pre-2002

Boy Scouts, My Geology Badge, 2005?

Thank you notes, 2002-2012

Museum Educator Resource Guides, 2002-2012

Newpaper articles

Furry friends touchcart booklets, 2005-2010

Educational programs manual, 2002-2012

Fieldtrip photographs, primarily from Tama, 2008

Junior Gumshoe program, 2009

Animals, Animals, Animals program

Cedar Falls Schools, Social Studies Committee meeting, February 2, 2007

Valentine's Day program, pre-2002

Sturgis Falls Celebration; performance information, confirmation letters, and programs, 2003-2009

Museum studies program, 2006-2010

Cedar Valley Cultural Alliance, Education Committee, 2004-2007

Program evaluations, 2008-2009

Teacher institute, Price Laboratory School, 2002-2004

Public history interns, 2009

Grant reports and requests, 2009-2011

Culture lecture, including Peace Corps curriculum, October 2003

Museum Explorations through Science and Stories (M.E.S.S.), general information, 2005-2012

M.E.S.S., diversity ideas, 2009-2010

M.E.S.S., journal

M.E.S.S., signage, things to do

M.E.S.S., pumpkin ideas, 2007-2011

M.E.S.S., bats program, 2008, 2011

M.E.S.S., hibernation, 2011

M.E.S.S., snow, 2010, 2012

M.E.S.S., apples, 2007

M.E.S.S., nutrition program, 2008, 2011

Family Fun Day

Archeology Dig information

Museum project:  Judith S. and Rachel W. (museum studies class)

Scavenger hunt material, 2002-2012

Box 2

Dino 101 files

T. rex Named Sue educational information

Educational programming files, pre-2002

Foreign countries educational files

Girl Scout calendars with Museum events, 2003-2005

Science methods, by C. David Christensen

Customer analysis, by Kontanza Krantz, for UNI Museums strategic planning, 2002

Owl program, pre-2002

Fossils program, pre-2002

Museums programs booklet, 1993

Iowa forests diversity, by William Sinnott

Museums Mornings, educational material, summer 2006

Box 3

Adventure Academy, kites, 2007

Adventure Academy, landforms, 2008

Adventure Academy, slow food, 2009

Adventure Academy, games, 2010

Maps program, spring 2008

Mineral Mystery Box contents (CD)

Keith Carter collection photos (CD)

Japan booklets, Atsuko Chida class (CD)

Diane Shupbach computer files (CD)

Education student computer files (CD)

A-Z Institute files

Scavenger hunt samples

Who's at the Museum? program

Silos and Smokestacks grant, 2002

Docent ideas

Iowa school curricula standards

Teacher surveys, 1987, 2002

Museum Mondays summer programs

ECHOES afterschool program

Education program brochures

MAP grant, 2002

Native American programs; Wampanoag

Masks program

Debris program

Iowa Before the Plow; Lewis and Clark

Culture, History, Mystery program


Pre-history; native Americans

Processing Information

Collection processed by Library Assistant Joy Lynn and University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, September 2013; updated, February 5, 2014 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, February 2018. Linear feet updated on August 23, 2017.

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