Willard R. Hansen. Papers. 1971-1981.

Collection Overview

Title: Willard R. Hansen. Papers. 1971-1981.

Record Series: MsC-26

Creator: Willard R. Hansen

Date: 1971-1981

Extent: 3.13 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

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Willard R. Hansen Papers, Manuscript Record Series MsC-26, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Historical Note

Willard R. Hansen (b. 1931) sold real estate and insurance in his native Cedar Falls.  He served two terms in the House and two terms in the Senate of the Iowa General Assembly before retiring from the legislature in 1981 to work as a lobbyist for a contractors' association.  

Scope and Content

The papers in this collection concern Hansen's work with education legislation during his years in the General Assembly.  Boxes 1-3 contain publications and reports dealing with education with emphasis on educational financing and Iowa education.  Boxes 4-8 include correspondence, memos, clippings, reports, and notes dealing with Hansen's experience with Iowa education legislation.  Of special importance is material concerning Area Education Agencies (A.E.A.) and special education.



Folder 1: Profile of Region VII - Educational Programs, 1976

Folder 2: Dollars and Sense, 1976

Folder 3: "Bakke and Beyond" seminar, 1978

Folder 4: Iowa 2000 - Final Report

Folder 5: DPI - Bills of 66th General Assembly, 1975

Folder 6:Texas Weighted Pupil Study, 1973

Folder 7: Analysis of the Process & Methodology of a School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 8: Study of the Planning and Coordination of Postsecondary Education in Iowa, 1973

Folder 9: Financing Education Programs for Handicapped Children, 1972

Folder 10: State Legislatures & American Education


Folder 1: Iowa School Foundation Plan, 1973

Folder 2: Major School Finance Changes in 1973

Folder 3: Selected Data on Iowa Public Schools, 1972

Folder 4: Financing Iowa Schools, 1973

Folder 5: Facts About Iowa Schools, 1974

Folder 6: Options for Financing - Special Education

Folder 7: Special Education in the States, 1974

Folder 8: Chronically Disruptive & Emotionally Disturbed Children in Iowa Public Schools

Folder 9: Assessment of the Tax & Expenditure Equity..., 1976

Folder 10: Analysis of the Process & Methodology of the Delaware School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 11: Description & Analysis of the Process & Methodology of the Delaware School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 12: School Finance Litigation 

Folder 13: School Finance Reform in 1973

Folder 14: Practical Problems of Studying School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 15: Strategies & Tactics for Achieving State School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 16: Future Directions for School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 17: Proposed Rules for A.E.A. media centers, 1974

Folder 18: Guide to Educationally Related Organizations in Iowa, 1973


Folder 1: Small high school report & statistics, 1974

Folder 2: Improving Education for Iowans, 1971

Folder 3: Truesdell Reports


Folder 1: P.U.R.E.

Folder 2: I.S.E.A

Folder 3: Education - Historical & Pre-Legislative

Folder 4: Ethics Education

Folder 5: Gallup Polls on Education

Folder 6: Gifted & Talented Education

Folder 7: School funds from overweight truck fines

Folder 8: Special Education

Folder 9: Teacher Dismissal

Folder 10: Pre-School


Folder 1: Truancy & Dropouts

Folder 2: Education Finance Formula

Folder 3: School Aid Bill, 1975

Folder 4: School Aid, 1975

Folder 5: A.E.A. Study Committee

Folder 6: Education Committee, 1979-1980


Folder 1: Education of Handicapped Children

Folder 2: Postsecondary Education - reports & bills, 1973

Folder 3: A.E.A. - Intermediate Unit

Folder 4: A.E.A. - Special Education

Folder 5: Special Education - Intermediate

Folder 6: Education - Postsecondary

Folder 7: Education - Reorganization


Folder 1: A.E.A. Study Committee

Folder 2: Education Committee

Folder 3: School Aid Computer Run, 1978-1979


Folder 1: School Aid, 1975

Folder 2: Cost of Education Index, 1973-1974

Folder 3: A.E.A. - Intermediate Unit

Folder 4: Teacher Dismissal

Folder 5: Teacher Salaries

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson.  Prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, January 2015; updated, January 30, 2015 (GP). Last updated by Libraryu Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.

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