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Benton County (Iowa)--History.

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Aletha Hutchison (Jacobs) Collection

Identifier: RSC-HEC-002
Scope and Contents

The Aletha Hutchison (Jacobs) Collection is composed of materials documenting Hutchison's experiences both as a student and as a teacher in the rural school systems of Iowa and Pennsylvania.  The collection includes official school records and Hutchison's personal papers providing insight into many facets of rural school life from 1898-1960.

Dates: Created: 1898-1960; Other: Majority of material found in 1902-1950

Benton County Rural School Records

Identifier: RSC-RSR-006
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents from the rural school system of Benton County, Iowa dating from 1858-1972. 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. The collection material is arranged into three series: “Office of the Superintendent, 1877-1972”, “Township Records, 1858-1892”, and “District and School Records,...
Dates: Created: 1877-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1885-1965; Other: Date acquired: 10/15/2007

Fred W. Cover Papers

Identifier: RSC-HEC-006
Scope and Contents Fred W. Cover spent his life in the rural schools of Iowa - as student, then teacher, and, finally, administrator. He attended the Keokuk County Normal Institute, graduating in 1901. Mr. Cover taught in or served as principal of schools in Keokuk, Butler, Iowa, Mahaska, Black Hawk, and Benton Counties. The Fred W. Cover Papers document the professional life of an Iowa rural school teacher from 1898 through 1946. The Papers include photographs, essays written by Cover as a student as well as...
Dates: Created: 1898-1946

Paul McCulley Collection

Identifier: RSC-HEC-016
Scope and Contents

Belonging to a family of educators from Benton County, the donor was inspired to collect educational records dating from 1872-1893, which are now a part of the Paul McCulley Collection.

Dates: Created: 1872-1893; Other: Majority of material found in 1885-1890