Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold Papers

Manuscript Collection : MsC-64

Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold Papers. 5 linear feet

This collection consists primarily of material that Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold used when she was teaching in Iowa country schools in the 1930s and early 1940s. It also includes material relating to her time as a student at the Iowa State Teachers College, where she took her professional training to become a teacher.

Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold was born around 1913, the daughter of J. B. Kerstetter of Charles City, Iowa. She attended Iowa State Teachers College from 1930 until 1932 and then again in 1936 and 1942. She did her student teaching at a school in Waterloo, Iowa. In Spring 1932 she received her diploma from ISTC for Teachers in the Intermediate Grades. From 1934 to 1935 she taught ten students at a rural school in Floyd County, School District Number 13. Her salary for nine months of teaching was $49.50 per month. In 1936 she received a teaching award from Charles City. She married in about 1942.

She took the following courses while she was at ISTC:

  • Fall 1930
    • Psychology I
    • American History
    • Elements of music
    • Drawing I
    • Elementary Intermediate Grades
  • Winter of 1930-1931
    • Drawing II
    • Child Psychology
    • English I
    • Intermediate Grade Music
    • Elementary Intermediate Grades
    • Penmanship
  • Spring 1931
    • History and Principles of Education
    • llustrative Teaching
    • Elements of Geography
    • Principles of Elementary Mathematics
    • Elementary Intermediated Grades
  • Fall 1931
    • Student taught at a school in Waterloo
    • Elementary School Methods
  • Spring 1932
    • Hebrew Religion I
    • Life and Letters of Paul
    • Hygiene and Sanitation
    • American Colonial History
    • History of Iowa
    • Intermediate Tennis
  • Summer 1936-Lived in Bartlett Hall
    • American History since 1865
    • Teaching of Reading and Spelling
    • Teaching of Geography
    • Beginning Swimming
  • Fall 1942 Junior Status--Lived in 308 Seerley Hall
    • Elementary School Supervision
    • Survey of Biological Sciences
    • School Laws
    • Intermediate Arts for Intermediate Grades
    • National Dancing

Frank Leupold, a son of Adene Leupold, sent this material to the University Archives in the spring of 2003.

Container Inventory

Box 1

  • Living arrangements and social life at Iowa State Teachers College, 1931
  • ISTC class notes for courses in Oral Hygiene and Hygiene and Sanitation
  • ISTC academic records and documents
  • Teacher placement documents
  • Correspondence
  • Teaching notes and curriculum
  • History curriculum
  • Student assignments and tests
  • Health posters
  • Children's art work
  • Guides for health and history
  • Guides for history; pet books
  • Children's storybooks
  • Historical biography guides
  • Poems, stories, health guides, classroom maps
  • Teaching handbooks; art study photographs
  • Teachers' magazines
  • Rural Schools Bulletin, 1934-1936
  • Classroom guides and children's magazines

Box 2

Books used in college or in teaching:

  • Directed language practice, Grade V, 1934
  • My arithmetic tablet, 1940
  • Pupil's guide to Kelty's The growth of the American people and nation, 1937
  • Sharp's English exercises for the high school, Book I, 1929
  • Lennes essentials of arithmetic, 1934
  • Free hand drawing, Book 2, 1925
  • Standard service arithmetics, Grade five, 1927
  • Standard arithmetic, 1895
  • Handbook of English for boys and girls, 1939
  • Essentials of arithmetic, 1915
  • First year in number, 1912
  • Modern English grammar and composition revised, 1927
  • Good English, Book three, 1918
  • Discovering our world, 1939
  • Good English, Book one, 1920
  • Through the green gate, 1939
  • Rand McNally atlas of the United States, 1935

Boxes 3-7

  • Classroom material including posters, maps, clippings from newspapers and magazines, artwork, and seasonal and curricular bulletin board material

Papers processed by Public History intern Brian Boehme and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist; October-November 2006

Last modified: November 16, 2006 (GP)


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