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Allamakee County Rural School Records

Identifier: RSC-RSR-003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents from the rural school system of Allamakee County, Iowa dating from 1907-1970.  The records cover a majority of the rural schools’ histories, but they are not comprehensive: some records were lost before their transfer to the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture. This collection is arranged into three series: "County Board of Education, 1907-1963", "Office of the Superintendent, 1907-1970", and "District and School, 1913-1948" -- which are sub-divided by format where necessary. Series 1. “County Board of Education, 1907-1963” contains records that were created by or utilized by the County Board of Education. Sub-Series 1: Physical Records, 1907-1963 contains County Board of Education Meeting Minutes, County Maps, and Reorganization and Consolidation Records. Sub Series 2: Records on Microfilm, 1947-1962 consists solely of Reorganization and Consolidation Records. Series 2. “Office of the Superintendent, 1907-1970” contains records that were created by or utilized by the Superintendent’s Office. Sub-Series 1: Physical Records, 1907-1970 consists of High School Normal Training Records, Examination Records, Teachers’ Certificates, Teaching Records, and Permanent Records. Sub-Series 2: Records on Microfilm, 1909-1970 includes Records of Teachers' Certificates, Teachers' Teaching Records, Pupils' Permanent Records, and Eighth Grade Examination Records. Series 3. “District and School, 1913-1948” contains records pertaining to individual school and/or districts. Sub-Series 1: Physical Records, 1914-1948 contains Room Registers, Daily Attendance Records, and Teachers’ Reports. Sub-Series 2: Records on Microfilm, 1913-1947 consists solely of Daily Attendance Registers.


  • Created: 1907-1970
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/12/2007


21.21 Linear Feet

22 boxes, 24 Volumes other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA #1)

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

See [url=]RSC/RSR/100 Multiple County and Area Education Agency (AEA) Records[/url] - Box 1, Folders 1-5; Boxes 2-9; and Box 64, Reels 1-5. The Allamakee County Historical Society houses a number of rural school records including rural school photographs from the 1930s as well as teacher and student records. They can be contacted at 121 Allamakee St. NW, Waukon, IA 52172 or (563) 568-2954 or (563) 568-3234.

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Amy Rekward and Dustin Witsman
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Repository Details

Part of the UNI Museum Collections Repository

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University of Northern Iowa
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