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Rural School Reference Collection

The Rural School Reference Collection is comprised of materials relating to the history, culture, folklore, and legacy of the rural schools in the United States with a particular emphasis on Iowa and the Midwest.

It includes books (Autobiographies & Personal Recollections, Biographies, Iowa History, Midwestern History, Coastal US History, General History), Bulletins, Conference Materials & Projects, Guides,Journals & Articles, Marshall Center School, Reports & Surveys, and Videos.

 

 

Books

Autobiographies and Personal Recollections
- The 4-R's at the McGregor School: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Recess: Jefferson #5, 1875-1957 – Barbara J. Dilly, 2010
- #6 School Historical Book of Memories – #6 School Reunion Committee, 1996
- Apple Valley School – Janet Frey, 1992
- Bear Branch University: A Story of Education in a One-Room School in the 1930s – Edwin R. Chubbuck, 2014
- Bob Artley’s Country School Days: From the Memories of a Former Kid – Bob Artley, 2006
- Country Christmas: As Remembered by a Former Kid – Bob Artley, 1994
- Country School: Marion No. 7 – Bob Artley, 1989
- Country School: Prairie Gem School, Tippecanoe Township, Henry County, Iowa – Mabel Hallowell Tonkinson and Beryl Barton Rich, 1985
- Country Things – Bob Artley, 1994
- Echoes of Spring Valley – J. Clarine Boyken, 1978
- Fairfield #1 School: Also Known As Lone Pine and the Beck School – Donald B. Wentworth, 2003
- The Fourth 'R': Readin' 'Ritin' 'Rithmetic and Reminiscin' – Iowa Retired Teachers Association, 1976
- Ida County Oral History Program Recording for History: Country School Memories – Conley Wolterman and the Ida County Historical Society, 1997
- Memories of Clarke County Iowa One-Room Rural Schools 1924-1942 – June Bryan, 1996
- Memories of One-Room Schools in Howard County – Cedar Valley Retired School Personnel, 1999
- My Country School Days – Gordon Porter, 1990
- My Country School Diary: An Adventure in Creative Teaching – Julia Weber, 1946
- My Memories of Charity Flat School – Joseph Snoble, 2000
- Nine Months at $90 – Ruth Kohrt, 1997
- One-Room School Days: An Autobiography of Life as a Pupil, Teacher, Teacher-Trainer in a One-Room School – Otto Shipla, 1995
- One-Room School Memories
- Oral Histories: Teachers and Pupils of One Room Schools - Cedar Falls Historical Society
- Recollections of a New England Educator 1838-1908 – William A. Mowry, 1908*
- A Real Country Teacher: The Story of Her Work – Jessie Field, 1922*
- Remembrances of Early Days in School
- Telling Tales Out of School – Retired Teachers of Nebraska, 1976
- They Called Me Teacher – Tom Melchior, 1997
- They Opened the Door…And Let My Future In – Helen Augustine, 2006

 

Biographies
- Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919 – edited by Philip L. Gerber
- High Plains Schoolteacher – Miss Marvel’s One Room School – Daniel Elliott, 2006
- Iowa Farm Letters: Correspondence of John and Sarah Kenyon, Delaware County, and Ephraim G. Fairchild, Jones County, 1857-1865 – 2003*
- An Iowa Schoolma’am: Letters of Elizabeth “Bess” Corey 1904-1908 – Phillip L. Gerber and Charlotte M. Wright (eds.), 2011
- Miss Adams, Country Teacher: Memories from a One-Room School – Treva Adams Strait, 1991
- A Pioneer School Teacher in Central Iowa: Alice Money Lawrence – Floy L. Emhoff, October 1935

 

History

Iowa History
- Ability of One-Room School Pupils of Iowa to Sing Selected Tunes – Irving Wolfe, 1931
- The Beginnings of Education in Iowa – Charles J. Fulton, 1925
- Bringing Up the Rear in Education in Iowa – Macy Campbell, 1923
- The Changing Status of the County Superintendent of Schools in Iowa – Dwight Gene Bode, 1954
- Clues to the Nature of Teaching Practice from Eastern Iowa Country Schools, 1900-1950 – James P. Patterson, 2002
- The Common School and the Ideal Citizen: Iowa, 1876-1921 – C.L. Englehardt, 1969
- The Community School District in Iowa – William H. Dreier, 1967
- Country Schools for Iowa – Camilla Deiber and Peggy Beedle, 2002*
- The Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa, 1929-1933 – Lisa L. Ossian, 2012
- Development of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1900-1965 – Richard N. Smith, 1969
- Differential Mobility within the Rural Population in 18 Iowa Townships, 1928-1935 – Ray E. Wakeley, 1938
- Early Iowa Schoolhouses – Carole Turner Johnson, 1993
- The Early Schools and Teachers of Iowa – Theodore S. Parvin, 1898
- Early Schools in Iowa – Theodore S. Parvin, 1884
- A Fifty-Year Period in the Evolution of Schoolhouse Design and Construction in Iowa: 1919-1969 – James Edward Meiborg, 1970
- The First Iowa School – Orville F. Grahame, 1924
- A Government Textbook for Iowa Schools – Wayne Palmer Truesdell, 1965
- Growth of Consolidated Schools in Iowa – Macy Campbell, 1921
- Harker's One-Room Schoolhouses: Visions of an Iowa Icon – Michael Harker, 2008
- Hawkeye Schoolmaster: In the Horse and Buggy Days – Charles H. Tye, 1969
- Hidden Treasures: Iowa's Rural Schoolhouses – Gerald Rowles, 2006
- Higher Education in Iowa – Leonard F. Parker, 1893*
- History of Benton County, Iowa – 1878*
- History of Benton County, Iowa Volume 1
- History of Benton County, Iowa Volume 2
- History of Lee County Rural Schools, 1830-1962 – Lee County Retired Teachers, 1979
- The History of One-Room Schools in Mitchell County – Cedar Valley Retired School Personnel, 1999
- A History of School Organization and Superintendence in Iowa – Wayne Palmer Truesdell, 1965
- "History of Wapello County, Green Township, #2 Union School" – 1995
- In Pursuit of Educational Excellence: Do Iowa's Rural Schools Get the Services They Need? – Lawrence B. Friedman, Arie van der Ploeg, and Deanna H. Durrett, 1993
- Iowa New and Old – John E. Briggs, 1939
- Iowa Teachers, Superintendents, and Board Members Expected Outcomes of the Iowa PERA – Harlan Eugene Else, 1977
- Iowa’s Consolidated Schools – George A. Brown, 1922
- Iowa’s Country Schools Landmarks of Learning – William Sherman, 1998
- The Iowa Plan of Observation and Practice Teaching in the Training of Rural Teachers – Anna Dorothea Cordts, 1923
- The Iowa Plan of Training Superintendents and Teachers for Consolidated Schools – Macy Campbell, 1923
- Iowa’s Rural School System: A Lost Treasure – Sandy Kessler Host, 2011
- Iowa’s Rural Settlement: Shaped by Railroads and a System of Rural Schools – Sandra Kessler Host, Dorothy Kessler Host, and William L. Sherman, 2011
- The Last Decade of a Country School: Washington #One, Webster County, Iowa, 1944-1954 – Paul C. Juhl, 2010
- Laurens "100": Chronicle of Our First 100 Years – Helen Ducommun, 1981
- Liberty Corner School: A History of a One-Room Country School Southeast of Otley, Iowa, Summit Township, Marion County – Carl Nollen, 2010
- Life Around a One Room Country School: Dayton Township One, Bremer County – Chris Pipho, 2002
- Mahaska County's First School – Mrs. T.G. Phillips, October 1897
- Mahaska County’s Surviving Schools in Photographs – Carl Nollen, 2004
- The Mentally Retarded Child in Iowa Schools – Jessie M. Parker, 1949
- Middleburg Independent District #1, English River Township, Washington County, Iowa
- Milford Township and Proud of It: A History of Milford Township and Milford Township Consolidated School at Nevada, Iowa – Dale Hughes and Jurine Borton, 2007
- Move into the Future by Saving the Past: Rural Schools of Louisa County, Iowa – Leonard Kerr, 1998
- The Multiple County Approach to School District Reorganization in Iowa – Henry DeKock, 1956
- Older Osceola Rural School History Book
- One-Room Country Schools of Iowa – Robert Neymeyer, 2000
- One-Room School Houses: Iowa County Iowa 1844-1966 – Owen Jones
- The One Room Schools in Iowa - William H. Dreier
- One Room Wonders: Iowa’s Country Schools – Jon Heitland, 2006
- One Rural School, Fremont Township, Page County Iowa 1873-1973: Goldenrod Schoolhouse, Birthplace of 4-H – Faye Whitmore, 1973
- Opposition to School District Reorganization in Iowa Communities – Kenneth C.W. Kammeyer, July 1962
- Outside in: African-American History in Iowa, 1838-2000 – Bill Silag, 2001
- Pioneer Recollections: Stories and Pictures Depicting the Early History and Development of Benton County – 1941
- Planning for School District Organization in Iowa – Ralph D. Purdy, Great Plains School District Organization Project, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1968*
- Pleasant Lawn: The School on the Prairie – Donald Young, 1994
- Pocahontas County, Iowa, History – Pocahontas County Historical Society Members and Friends, 1981
- The Prairie School in Iowa – Richard Guy Wilson and Sidney K. Robinson, 1977
- Prairies and Pioneers…A Journey through the Years; Osceola County Sesquicentennial History – Bob and Diane Truckenmiller, 1996
- Readin’, Ritin’, and ‘Rithmetic, A History of One-Room Schools in Wapello County, Iowa – 1994
- Remembering Clay County Rural Schools – Marilyn Meyer, 2000
- Rural Education in Iowa: A Collection of Papers – Dale R. Jackson (ed.), 1990
- Rural School Houses of Jasper County, Iowa – Newton Kellogg, 2006
- Rural School Reorganization in Iowa – William Henry Lancelot, 1944
- Rural Schools in the Shell Rock, Iowa Area – Linda Betsinger McGann, 2010
- Rural Schools, Jefferson County, Iowa – Julius Hilleary, 1986
- The Rural Teacher and His Work in Community Leadership, in School Administration, and in Mastery of the School Subjects – Harold Waldstein Foght, 1917
- A School Building Program for Indianola, Iowa – Harry Andrew Greene, 1924
- School Days, School Days: Featuring Fairfield #4/Spragueville School, Deep Creek School/Van Buren School, the German Lutheran School in Spragueville – Leota Fowler, North Bend Community Center Association, and North Bend Writers' Group, 2004
- Schoolbells, Inkwells & Much More: Memories of Iowa Rural Schools – The Morning Writers, 1996
- The Sheldall School - Nehemias Tjernagel, 1931*
- Some Early Educational Leaders in Iowa – Clarence R. Aurner, 1924
- Songs in the Air: Radio for the Classroom – John W. Mitchell, Iowa State Teachers College, 1949-1950
- Spelling List and the Teaching of Spelling for Use in the Normal Training High Schools, Graded and Rural Schools – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1920
- Suggestions and Plans for Iowa Schoolhouses and Grounds – Melvin R. Fayram, 1915*
- Teachers in Iowa before 1858 – Leonard F. Parker, 1894
- Teaching Practices of Iowa Rural Teachers in the 1930s: An Oral History Approach – Jeffrey A. Kaufman, 2000
- There Goes the Neighborhood: Rural School Consolidation at the Grass Roots in Early Twentieth-Century Iowa – David Reynolds, 1999
- When One Room Fit All: The County Schools of Marion County, Iowa – Helen Boertje, 2012
- Who Taught the First School in Iowa, and When and Where? – Theodore S. Parvin, January 1889*
- Worth County Heritage, 1853-1976 – Myrl Stahl, 1977

Midwestern History
- Call School: Rural Education in the Midwest to 1918 – Paul Theobald, 1995
- The Children's Blizzard – David Laskin, 2004
- Educational Architecture in Ohio: From One-Room Schools and Carnegie Libraries to Community Education Villages – Virginia E. McCormick, 2001
- A History of Education in Missouri – Claude A Phillips, 1911*
- New Schools for Old: The Regeneration of the Porter School – Evelyn Dewey, 1919 [Missouri]
- The Old Country School: The Story of Rural Education in the Middle West – Wayne E. Fuller, 1982
- One-Room Schools of the Middle West – Wayne E. Fuller, 1994
- Rural One-Room Schools of Mid-America – Leslie C. Swanson, 1976
- Teacher Preparation, Methods and Materials for Music Education in Rural and One-Room Schools in Selected Areas of the Midwest (1890-1950) – Pamela Stover, 2003

Coastal United States History
- Chickaree in the Wall: A history of one-room schools in Ocean County, N.J. – Carolyn M. Campbell, M. Peryl King, and Martha T. Smith, 1987
- Exposed, Unbanked, Weatherbeaten, Knowledge Box: The Schools of Sandwich, New Hampshire, 1802-1950 – Joan Cook, 2004
- A Hard Country and A Lonely Place: Schooling, Society, and Reform in Rural Virginia, 1870-1920 – William Link, 1986
- One Room Schools of New Hampshire: Primers, Penmanship, and Potbelly Stoves – Bruce D. Heald, 2014
- One Room Out West: The Story of the Jore School and its Students – Rita Seedorf, 2002
- The Vermont Schoolmarm and the Contemporary One-Room Schoolhouse: An Ethnographic Study of a Contemporary One-Room Schoolteacher – Jody Kenny, 1990
- West Haven: Classroom Culture and Society in a Rural Elementary School – Norris Brock Johnson, 1985

Southern United States History
- Rural Education in the Southern United States – Ray Marshall, 1979

International History
- Education in Rebhausen, A German Village – Richard L. Warren, 1967
- Education in Rural England, 1880-1914 – Pamela Horn, 1978

General History
- 100 Years of Leadership for Rural Schools, 1907-2007 – V. Pauline Hodges, 2007
- Adult Education for Rural Amerians – Robert L. Bruce, 1979
- The Age of the Common School, 1830-1865 – Frederick M. Binder, 1974
- The American State Normal School: An Instrument of Great Good – Christine A. Ogren, 2005
- America’s Country Schools – Andrew Gulliford, 1991
- Better Rural Schools – George Herbert Betts and Otis E. Hall, 1914
- The Chalk Dust Report – Margaret Paul, 1993
- Child Development and Guidance in Rural Schools – Ruth May Strang, 1943
- Children of the Land: Adversity and Success in Rural America – Glen H. Elder, Jr. and Rand D. Conger, 2000
- The Condition of Education in Rural Schools – Joyce D. Stern, 1994
- Country Life and the Country School – Mabel Carney, 1912*
- Country Life and the Teaching of English: 1900-1940 – Robert Tremmel, 1995
- The Country School: Its Practices and Problems – M.K. Ashby, 1929
- The Country School – Clifton Johnson, 1907
- The Country School at Home and Abroad – Iman Elsie Schatzmann, 1942
- Country School Memories: An Oral History of One-Room Schooling – Robert L. Leight and Alice Duffy Rinehart, 1999
- The country school; a study of its foundations, relations, developments, activities, and possibilities - Homer H. Seerley, 1913
- Curriculum and the American Rural School – Doug Feldmann, 2003
- Destined to Rule the Schools: Women and the Superintendency, 1873-1995 – Jackie M. Blount, 1998
- The Dilemma Facing the Small School – Wayne P. Truesdell, 1969
- Distance Effects of School District Reorganization – Rex Honey and James A. Kohler, March 1978
- The District School – Carl E. Seashore, March 1942
- Down the Country Roads: Dinsdale Horse-Drawn School Bus – Edna Fleming, 1989
- Early American School Books, 1785-1880 – Chandler Press, 1988
- Early American Textbooks, 1775-1900 – Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 1985*
- Early Schools – Bobbie Kalman, 1991
- Economy, Efficiency, and Equality: The Myths of Rural School and District Consolidation – Jonathan P. Sher and Rachel B. Tompkins, 1976*
- Education for Rural America – Floyd W. Reeves, 1945
- Education in a Rural Environment – Unesco, 1980
- Education in Rural America: A Reassessment of Conventional Wisdom – Jonathan P. Sher, 1977
- Educational Achievements of Eight Grade Pupils in One-Rooms Rural and Graded Town Schools – Clarence C. Martens, 1954*
- Everyday Problems of the Country School Teacher – Frank J. Lowth, 1928
- Farm Arithmetic – Jessie Field, 1900
- Finding Meaning in the Legacy of One-Room Schools – Franklin Lee Yoder
- Four Years in a Country School – Fannie Wyche Dunn, 1926
- Getting Along in Country Schools – Julius Boraas, 1908
- Gritter Creek School: Going to School and Growing Up Rural – Larry Faas, 2004
- Guardians of Tradition: American Schoolbooks of the Nineteenth Century – Ruth Miller Elson, 1964
- Hancock's Resolution: Two Hundred Years and Counting – Edwin T. Calvert, 2003
- Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction Second Edition – Gerald L. Gutek, 1991
- How to Organize, Classify and Teach a Country School – William Michael Welch, 1887*
- If School Keeps – Phil Strong, 1940
- The Imperfect Union: A School Consolidation and Community Conflict – Alan Peshkin, 1982
- Language Development of Children in Two Different Rural Environments – G.M. Worbois, 1942
- Leadership for Rural Schools: Lessons for all Educators – Donald M. Chalker, 1999
- Lessons on the Use of the School Library for Rural Schools, State Graded Schools, Village and City Grades – O.S. Rice, 1915*
- Life and Times of One-Room Country Schools – Donald M. Gruber, 1990
- The Little Yellow School House: 1860-1979
- Living and Learning in a Rural School – Genevieve Bowen, 1944
- McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879*
- Methods of Teaching in Town and Rural Schools – Elmer L. Ritter and L.A. Sheperd, 1950*
- The Modern Rural School – Julian E. Butterworth, 1952
- Music in Rural Education – Osbourne McConathy, W. Otto Miessner, et al., 1937
- Music in Rural Education: A Program for the Teacher in One- and Two-Room Schools – McConathy, Osbourne, Miessner, W. Otto, et al., 1933
- One-Teacher Schools Today – National Education Association of the United States, 1960
- One-Room School – Raymond Bial, 1999
- The One-Room Schoolhouse: A Tribute to a Beloved National Icon – Paul Rocheleau, 2003
- The One Room Schoolhouse: Stories About the Boys – Jim Heynen, 1993
- One-Room Schoolhouses and the Law: Litigation, Legislation, and Consolidation – Christine Kiracofe, 2006
- The Prairie Schoolhouse – John Martin Campbell, 1996
- Prairie Stories and Authors - Photocopies
- Preparing America's Teachers: A History – James W. Fraser, 2006
- Principles of Rural School Administration – Julian Edward Butterworth, 1926*
- Progressive Trends in Rural Education: An Interpretative Discussion of some of the Best Tendencies in Rural Education – A.D. Mueller, 1926
- Public School Beginnings – Jacob A. Swisher, September 1939
- Recruiting and Selecting Teachers for Urban Schools – Martin Haberman, 1987
- Research Abstracts in Rural Education – Everett D. Edington, 1969
- A Restudy of the School Districts in the Rural Communities to Determine the Effects of Reorganization – Carl Eisemann, 1922
- Revitalizing Rural Education: A Legislator's Handbook – Jonathan P. Sher, 1978
- The Rise of Education – Jacob A. Swisher, May 1935
- Rural America Today: Its Schools, Community, and Life – George A. Works and Simon O. Lesser, 1942
- The Rural Community and Its Schools – Charles D. Lewis, 1937
- Rural Education: Community Backgrounds – Burton W. Kreitlow, 1954
- Rural Education and Training in the New Economy: The Myth of the Rural Skills Gap – Robert M. Gibbs, Paul L. Swaim, and Ruy Teixeira, 1998
- Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Place and Community – Kai A. Schafft and Alecia Youngblood Jackson, 2010
- Rural Education in Urbanized Nations: Issues and Innovations – Jonathan P. Sher, 1981
- Rural Education: Issues and Practice – Alan J. DeYoung, 1991
- The Rural Family, the Rural Community, and Economic Restructuring – Edgar V. Epperly, 1991
- Rural Life and Education: A Study of the Rural Problem as a Phase of the Rural-Life Problem – Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1922
- Rural Poor Students and Guidance – Thomas J. Sweeney, 1971
- The Rural School from Within – Marion G. Kirkpatrick, 1917
- The Rural School: Its Methods and Management – Horace M. Culter and Julia M. Stone, 1913*
- Rural School Journeys: A Legacy of Learning – Marcia Gudmunsen Wilson, 2006
- Rural School Management – Ernest Hilton, 1949
- Rural School Management – Harry L. Eells, Hugh C. Moeller, and Carl C. Swain, 1924*
- Rural School Methods – Elmer L. Ritter and Alta L. Wilmarth, 1925*
- The Rural Teacher's Work – John Ross Slacks, 1938
- Rural Voices: Place Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing – Robert E. Brooke, 2003
- Rural Women Teachers in the United States – Andrea Wyman, 1997
- The School and Country Life – Samuel Broadfoot McCready, 1924
- School Architecture: A Treatise for the Use of Architects and Others – Edmund March Wheelwright, 1901*
- School Collectibles of the Past
- School Tales – John F. Ross, 2011
- School Yards and Prairie Remnants – Lar and Sue Hothem, 1993
- Schooling in Isolated Communities – Tom Gjelten, 1970s
- Schooling in Rural Socities – Roy Nash, 1980
- Schools for Rural America: A Look Forward – Winfield Scott, 1942
- Science in Elementary Schools – Albert Cook, 1933
- The Small Town and Its School – Charles Robbins, 1934
- Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory – Jonathan Zimmerman, 2009
- Stability and Change: Innovation in an Education Context – Sheila Rosenblum and Karen Seashore Louis, with the assistance of Nancy Brigham and Robert E. Heriott, 1981
- Standardization of Rural Schools – Agnes Samuelson, 1928
- Teacher and School Government – Emil Paul Wessel, 1934
- Teaching Agriculture in Rural and Graded Schools – Edward Charles Bishop, R.K. Farrar, Milton Henry Hoffman, 1913*
- The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School – Paul McKee, 1948
- Teaching the Commons: Place, Pride, and the Renewal of Community – Paul Theobald, 1997
- Toward Liberal Education – Edited by Louis G. Locke, William M. Gibson, and George Arms, 1948
- We Were Pretty Darn Good: A History of Rural Education in America – Steve Grineski, 2013
- William Holmes McGuffey and His Readers – Susan Webb
- Wind, Clouds, Rain, Ice, and Snow (Grades IV, V, VI), Farm Life (Grade IV), and Rural Health (one-room school) – Beulah Beal, Mary Kidd, and Alexander Miller, 1936
- The Work of the Rural School – J. D. Eggleston, and Robert W. Bruère, 1913
- Your Reorganization Problems Made Easier – N.E. Hyland, circa 1959

 

Bulletins
- Civil Government in Iowa: An Outline for Use in Common Schools – Jesse Macy, 1881
- Code of Iowa – Legislative Service Bureau, 1851
- Maryland School Bulletin: Science in the Elementary School Volume XV, Number 1 – Maryland State Department of Education, 1933
- Normal Training High Schools: Course of Study and Regulations for Iowa Normal Training High Schools – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1920
- Normal Training High Schools in Iowa – Avis C. Grawe (preparer for) Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1925
- Normal Training High Schools Regulations: Circular number 1 – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1916
- The One-Teacher School: Research in Comparative Education – International Bureau of Education, 1961
- Organization of Curriculum for One-Teacher Schools – National Education Association of the - United States Department of Rural Education, 1933
- Outlines in Rural School Problems for Normal Training High Schools – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1918
- Progress Report on School District Reorganization in Iowa – J.C. Wright, 1960
- School Law of Iowa: Accompanied by Blank Forms – Maturin L. Fisher, 1858
- School Laws of Iowa from the Code of 1873 – J. Knoepfler, 1892*
- School Laws of Iowa: Compiled from the Code of Iowa for Use of School Officials, Administrators, and Laymen – State of Iowa, 1857
- Studies in Education, Volume 8, Number 2 – State Normal School, September 1907
- Syllabi for Instructional Units in Geography and Arithmetic for Normal Training High Schools – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1941

 

Conference Materials and Projects
- One-Room Schooling Conference 2001 – Northern Illinois University, 2001
- Changes in Small Schools – Everett M. Rogers, Lynne Svenning, 1969

 

Guides
- Bennington #6 School: A Guide for Teachers of Grades 3-5 – 1991
- Chana School Museum Curriculum Guide for 1890s Rural Schools – 2001
- Putting the Shouts Back into Recess: Getting the Most Out of Oral History Research
- Reenacting the One-Room School – Susan Webb

 

Journals and Articles
- The American School, 1915-1922 (8 vols.)
- "Early Schools in Two Townships of Black Hawk County, Iowa" – William H. Dreier, 1993*
- The Goldfinch: Iowa History for Young People Vol. 16, No. 1 – 1994
- The Grade Teacher – November, 1946
- "Iowa Has Leaders in Rural Education" – William H. Dreier, February 1953
- Iowa Heritage Illustrated, Volume 82, Number 3, Fall 2001
- Iowa Normal Monthly 1877-1912 (35 vols.)
- Journal of Rural Education 1921-1926 (5 vols.)
- Manual Training Magazine / Industrial Education Magazine 1900-1922 (vols. 2-41)
- School Life 1918-1964 (47 vols.)
- Thresholds in Education: Country Schooling Vol. 32, No. 3 – 2006
- Thresholds in Education: One-Room Schooling – Lucy Townsend (ed.), 2001

 

Marshall Center School
- Marshall Center School – Celebrating Our Education History – Kathy Oakland, 2011
- Marshall Center School Interpretive Program – UNI Museum, 2005
- Marshall Center School Scrapbook

 

Reports and Surveys
- Analytic Survey of State Courses of Study for Rural Elementary Schools – Charles Myron Reinoehl, 1923*
- Attacking Rural Poverty: How Nonformal Education Can Help – Philip H. Coombs, with Manzoor Ahmed, 1974
- A Case Study of a Rural Iowa School Preparing to Meet New State Guidelines – Karla Steege Krueger, 2011
- Cost of Pupil Transportation in Consolidated Schools in Iowa – R.C. Williams, Iowa - Department of Public Instruction, 1938
- Department of Rural Education Yearbook: Community Resources in Rural Schools – National Education Association of the United States, 1938-1939, 1941-1949, 1951-1953, 1953-1959
- A Descriptive Study of Perceived-Effective of Rural Superintendents in the State of Iowa – Bonnie Korver Baum, 1991
- Farm Children: An Investigation of Rural Child Life in Selected Areas of Iowa – Bird T. Baldwin, Eva Abigail Fillmore, and Lora Hadley, 1930
- Handbook on Rural Education: Factual Data on Rural Education, Its Social and Economic Backgrounds – M.C.S. Noble, Jr., and Howard A. Dawson, 1961
- Improvement of Rural Education: Report of the Work of the Iowa State Teachers College – Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. Department of Rural Education
- Improvement of Rural Life: The Role of the Community School Throughout the World – National Education Association of the United States, 1960
- The Improvement of Rural Schools – Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1912
- Inventory of Existing Public School Facilities, Needs, and Resources – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1952
- An Investigation of Factors Determining the Selection of Superintendents by School Boards in Rural Communities in Iowa – Gordon G. Harr, 1956
- Louisa County Proposed Reorganization Report – State of Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1953
- New Paths to Learning for Rural Children and Youth – Philip H. Coombs, with Roy C. Prosser and Manzoor Ahmed, 1973
- Reorganization Survey – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, March 1954
- Report of the Committee of Twelve on Rural Schools – National Educational Association of the United States, 1897
- A Report to the People of Iowa on the Progress and Goals of School District Reorganization – Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1958
- Rural and Urban Schools – National Education Association of the United States. Committee on the Economic Status of the Rural Teacher, 1937
- Rural Education: A Critical Study of the Objectives and Needs of the Rural Elementary Schools – Orville Gilbert Brim, 1923
- Rural Social Survey of Hudson, Orange, and Jesup Consolidated School Districts, Black Hawk and Buchanan Counties, Iowa – George H. Von Tungeln and Harry L. Eells, 1924
- Surveying Rural Schools: Organization, Methods, Results and Comparisons – Fred Danford Cram, 1922
- Teachers in Rural Communities: Final Report of the Committee on the Economic Status of the Rural Teacher – Committee on the Economic Status of the Rural Teacher, National Education Association of the United States, 1939
- The Work of the Country Schools: Suggestions and Directions Concerning Their Improvement and Enlargement as Educational Institutions – Iowa State Teachers College, 1912
- Workshop on Organization and Administration of Rural Education – Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946

 

Videos
- Children in America's Schools (VHS Tape) – South Carolina ETV, 1996
- Amish Schools Today (Marshall Center School program, VHS Tape) – UNI Museum, 2004
- Be True to Your School (Conference Presentation, VHS Tape) – Story County, 1998
- Bennington #4 School: A History (VHS Tape) – Francesca Soans and Robert Neymeyer
- Country School Legacy (VHS Tape) – Andrew Gulliford
- Country School: One Room – One Nation (DVD) – Tammy Rundle, 2011
- Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses (DVD) – Iowa Public Television, 2009
- One Room Wonders: Iowa's Country Schools (VHS Tape) – Hardin County Farm Museum
- Preserve the Past by Present Participation (VHS Tape) – 1998
- Preserving America's Country Schools (VHS Tape)