This is a collection of books owned by Rod Library related to the history of education. The physical copies are located either in the stacks or in Special Collections and University Archives.
R. P. Crawford
An article from the June 1920 issue of Popular educator, about the consolidation of rural schools in the Midwest.
A Modern School is a 23-page occasional paper, written by Abraham Flexner and published in 1916 by The General Education Board. Flexner (1866-1959) was an American educator and education reformer. The occasional paper presented here addresses many of the perceived failings of the public school system circa 1916 and suggests several reforms. The General Education Board was established by John D. Rockefeller in 1903. According to the Rockefeller Foundation, the board was established to aid education in the U.S. without distinction of race, sex or creed, and was active in promoting the public school movement in the early part of the 20th century. The General Education Board ceased activities in 1964.
Iowa. Dept. of Public Instruction
A booklet for Iowa teachers giving suggested readings and other items for a Memorial Day school program.