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Joseph Herman Anderson and Orland Anderson Papers

Identifier: 01/01/02/03

Scope and Contents

This collection features material relating to Joseph Anderson's time as a student at the Normal School and to his work with the Board of Education. There is also a smaller amount of material relating to Orland Anderson's time as a student at the Teachers College in the mid-1920s.


  • 1898-1940


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

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Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code ยง 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Herman Anderson graduated from the Iowa State Normal School in 1898. He married Matilda Kiel in 1898 and served as the principal of Fairbank schools. He was clerk of the District Court in Forest City, Winnegago County, Iowa, from 1904 through 1912. He farmed near Thompson, Iowa, beginning in 1916. He served in the Iowa General Assembly, as a representative from Winnebago County, from 1915 through 1925. He was Speaker of the House for the 40th General Assembly. He then served on the State Board of Education of Iowa from 1928 through 1934. He died September 25, 1953. Orland Anderson was a son of Joseph Anderson. He attended the Iowa State Teachers College during the 1920s.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

In April 2013, Verneil Anderson Branstad sent this collection to the University of Northern Iowa. Mrs. Branstad is the daughter of Orland Anderson and the granddaughter of Joseph Anderson.

Processing Information

Papers processed and inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, May 8, 2013. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017, October 2017, and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository