Iowa Children's Choice Award and Iowa Teen Award Inventory

The Iowa Children's Choice Award (ICCA)and Iowa Teen Award (ITA) papers are a part of the Iowa Educational Media Association (IEMA) manuscript collection housed in the UNI Archives. The first year of the Iowa Children's Choice Award was the 1979-1980 school year. Five years later the first Iowa Teen Award was awarded.

Choose a school year below to go directly to the list of documents pertaining to that year or browse the entire list by scrolling. Please note that for the school years 1979-80 through 1984-85 of the ICCA and for the 1984-85 of the Iowa Teen Award there are two numbered lists. The first contains documents dealing with the winning book and the second is the Award Committee's Business File. The box numbers in the inventory refer to the IEMA manuscript collection.

Iowa Children's Choice Award

Iowa Teen Award


Box 27

1976-77 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Information on State Reader's Choice Awards
Collected Before and During Formation

A-K

  1. Reader's Choice Awards packet
  2. Collation of Information Received on Reader's Choice Awards in other State's Packet
  3. Arizona Young Readers Award packet
  4. Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award packet
  5. California Young Reader Medal packet
  6. Colorado Children's Book Award packet
  7. Delaware Children's Book Award packet
  8. Georgia Children's Book Award Program packet
  9. The Nene Award packet
  10. William Allen White Children's Book Award packet

L-Z

  1. Sue Hefley Award packet
  2. Massachusetts Children's Book Award packet
  3. Mark Twain Award packet
  4. Young Reader's Choice Award packet
  5. Sequoyah Children's Book Award packet
  6. South Carolina Children's Book Award packet
  7. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Memorial Children's Book Award packet

1976-77 Iowa Children's Choice Award Formation

  1. Elementary Media Specialists Hold Get Together (Iowa Media Message)
  2. Elementary Level Meeting Reports, March 26, 1977
  3. IEMA Summer Planning Conference, June 1977, board action taken (Iowa Media Message)

1977-78 Iowa Children's Choice Award Formation

  1. Iowa Children's Book Award (Iowa Media Message article)
  2. Cover letter to AEA Media Center Directors re article for October bulletins
  3. Iowa Children's Book Award article for AEA October bulletins
  4. IEMA Committee, 1977-78
  5. Communication to committee for the Iowa Children's Book Award, October 1977
  6. Agenda for 8:30 A.M. Committee Meeting, IEMA Fall Conference, 1977
  7. Information for Discussion Group, Elementary Level Session, IEMA Fall Conference, 1977
  8. Attendance Sheet for Elementary Level Meeting, Friday, November 4, 1977
  9. Report to Don Rieck re Elementary Level Meeting, 1977 Fall Conference
  10. Book Award Set: Elementary Level Media Group (Iowa Media Message article)
  11. Agenda for 8:30 A.M. Committee Meeting, (probably December 3, 1977)
  12. Results of Book Award Committee Meeting, December 3, 1977
  13. Excerpt from IEMA Board minutes of December 3, 1977
  14. IEMA Book Award Upcoming (Iowa Media Message article)
  15. January 6, 1978 letter from Pat Severson to Don Rieck re Book Award printing
  16. Letter from Leone Deskin to Book Award Committee, February 1978
  17. March 1978, letter from Leone re meeting of Book award Committee at Spring Conference
  18. Book Award report submitted to IEMA Board, April 6, 1978
  19. April 6, 1978, Publicity Committee Report
  20. Report submitted to IEMA membership at Spring Conference, April 1978
  21. IEMA 1978 Spring Conference Handout--report on Progress of Book Award
  22. Iowa Children's Choice Award article sent to AEA's for April 1978, publication
  23. Iowa Children's Choice Awards (article by Leone Deskin)
  24. Copies of Iowa Children's Choice Award logo submitted by Kristi Evans and Olive Walsh
  25. Report submitted to IEMA Board May 6, 1978
  26. Note to Leone Deskin with logo from R.V., May 15, 1978
  27. Report submitted to IEMA Board, June 7, 1978
  28. Budget request submitted to IEMA Board, 1978 Summer Planning Conference
  29. Report submitted to Don Rieck after 1978 Summer Planning Conference
  30. Letter from Leone to Pat re 1978 Summer Planning Conference, Springbrook

1978-79 Iowa Children's Choice Award Formation

  1. Letter to Mary Travillian (and other AEA contact people), August 1978
  2. SES contact people for 1978-79 school year
  3. News release to DPI Dispatch and AEA newsletter, Fall 1978
  4. Mailing list for association to receive publicity
  5. Report to IEMA Board, September 8, 1978
  6. Report submitted to Leone Deskin re Book Award Publicity Committee meeting, September 11, 1978
  7. Minutes from December 2, 1978, IEMA Board Meeting
  8. Treasurer's Report for Book Award--July 1, 1978-June 30, 1979

1979-80 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Thomas Rockwell
How To Eat Fried Worms

  1. February 15, 1979 cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  2. School registration form for 1979-80 Iowa Children's Choice Awards
  3. Flyer sent to elementary principals and media specialists, November 1978
  4. Bookmark for 1979-80
  5. Brochure for 1979-80
  6. 1979-80 ICCA Participants list
  7. September, 1 1979, letter to media specialists in participating schools
  8. Sample ballot for 1979-80 ICCA
  9. Tally Sheet for 1979-80 ICCA
  10. Letter to AEA contact people re results of 1979-80 ICCA
  11. Letter to Pat Severson re Thomas Rockwell's address
  12. March 8, 1980, letter from Thomas Rockwell to Pat Severson
  13. Iowa Children's Choice Award Program Going Strong (Iowa Media Message article)
  14. Letter sent to AEA contact people with copy of Rockwell's letter to Children of Iowa
  15. April 11, 1980, letter from Thomas Rockwell to Children of Iowa
  16. April 14, 1980, note from Rockwell to Severson
  17. April 17, 1980, note from Rockwell to Severson
  18. Photograph of Pat Severson and Leone Deskin with bell sent to Thomas Rockwell; photograph of bell
  19. 1981 Spring Conference Program--Thomas Rockwell is Friday Banquet Speaker

1979-80 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Business File

  1. Report submitted to IEMA Membership, 1978 Fall Conference
  2. Minutes of October 13, 1978, Membership Meeting
  3. January 23, 1979, letter from Dianne Woodard to Pat Severson re ICCA materials and mailings
  4. Letter from Leone Deskin to John re printing of ICCA materials
  5. Report to IEMA Board, February 17, 1979
  6. Children's Choice Award Wants You (Iowa Media Message article, March , 1979)
  7. Copy of letter sent to each publisher with a book on the 1979- 80 Masterlist
  8. Harper & Row letter to Pat Severson
  9. Follet letter to Severson
  10. Abigdon letter to Severson
  11. Report to the Membership, 1979 IEMA Spring Conference
  12. Recap: K-6 Session (Iowa Media Message article, May 1979)
  13. Rough draft of letter to AEA contact people for Spring 1979 mailing
  14. Report to IEMA Board, June 9, 1979
  15. June 2, 1979, printing bill
  16. 1979 ICCA Committee
  17. Goals and Objectives formulated at 1979 Summer Planning Conference
  18. Report to IEMA Board, September 8, 1979
  19. Letter to Pat Severson from Becca Wachtmann, California Young Reader Medal chair
  20. Excerpt from Board minutes, January 1980
  21. Concurrent Session Information Form for IEMA Spring Conference, March 1980
  22. Problems mentioned at Concurrent Session, 1980 Spring Conference
  23. Excerpt from IEMA Board meeting, March 1980
  24. Book Award Committee Report submitted to the membership, March 1980
  25. Children's Book Council letter to Pat Severson
  26. American Library Association letter to Severson
  27. School Library Journal letter to Severson
  28. Letter from Helen Jordan to Severson
  29. Page from May 1980, Iowa Media Message with photo of Pat Severson and Leone Deskin with the bell sent to Thomas Rockwell and article on K-6 Level meeting
  30. Card to Pat Severson from Evelyn Hurlburt, Vermont Book Award Chair
  31. Photograph and letter from Robert Newton Peck to Pat

1980-81 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Katherine Paterson
Great Gilly Hopkins

  1. November 15, 1979, cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  2. School registration form for 1980-81
  3. Bookmark for 1980-81 ICCA
  4. Brochure for 1980-81 ICCA
  5. Confirmation Letter to participating schools requesting a self- addressed, stamped envelope
  6. 1980-81 ICCA Participants list
  7. September 1, 1980, letter to media specialists in participating schools
  8. Sample ballot for 1980-81 ICCA
  9. Tally sheet for 1980-81 ICCA
  10. 1980 ICCA voting results
  11. February 23, 1981, letter from Lauren Wohl, Crowell Junior Books, to Pat Severson
  12. March 5, 1981 letter from Katherine Paterson to ICCA participants
  13. Letter from Katherine Paterson to Pat Severson
  14. Letter from Katherine Paterson to IEMA members, March 5, 1981
  15. April 7, note from Katherine Paterson to Pat
  16. "She Writes for Herself--and Kids Love It" (Des Moines Register article, April 11, 1982)

1980-81 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Business File

  1. Letter to AEA contact people re November, 1979 material distribution
  2. Number of Brochures mailed in November 1979, by AEA
  3. Letter from Atheneum to Pat Severson
  4. Letter from Putnam's to Severson
  5. Letter from Dial to Severson
  6. Letter from Robert Quackenbush to Severson
  7. U.P.S. bill for December 3, 1979, shipment
  8. November 30, 1979, printing bill
  9. Letter from Little, Brown to Severson
  10. Children's Choice Book Award Discussed (Iowa Media Message article, March 1980)
  11. April 1980, letter to John Sorenson re printing ICCA material
  12. Iowa Children's Choice Committee, June 1980
  13. 1980-81 Action Plan
  14. 1980-81 Action Plan for Junior-Senior High interest
  15. Budget request
  16. Excerpt from minutes of June 9, 1980, Board meeting
  17. June 1980 printing bill
  18. Letter to Leone Deskin from Dorothy B. Fonda, ILA re possible cooperation between IEMA and ILA (June 18, 1980)
  19. Follow-up letter from Fonda to Deskin, September 9, 1980
  20. Letter of response from Deskin to Fonda, September 15, 1980
  21. Iowa Children's Choice Award Committee (Iowa Media Message article Fall 1980)
  22. September 8, 1980, letter from Marge Powell Clayburn to Leone Deskin re participation by Des Moines Public Library
  23. September 15, 1980, letter of response from Deskin to Clayburn
  24. Minutes of September 13, 1980, IEMA Board meeting
  25. Letter to Bill from Leone Deskin re results of Book Award Committee meeting
  26. November 24, 1980, printing bill
  27. December 5, 1980, U.P.S. shipping bill
  28. December 16, 1980, letter from Lucille Lettow to Leone Deskin re housing of archives
  29. February 8, 1981, letter to Pat Severson from Regina Dahlgren, Archway Paperbacks re submitting titles for consideration for ICCA
  30. April 9, 1982, letter of response to Dahlgren from Linda McGrew
  31. Iowa Children's Choice Award Program Going Strong (Iowa Media Message article May 1981)
  32. April 23, 1981 through May 6, 1981 printing bills

1981-82 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Deborah & James Howe
Bunnicula

  1. Working Masterlist for 1981-82
  2. November 1, 1980, cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  3. School registration form for 1981-82
  4. Bookmark for 1981-82 ICCA
  5. Brochure for 1981-82 ICCA
  6. 1981-82 Participation list
  7. September 1, 1981, cover letter to media specialists in participating schools
  8. Sample new release and promotional ideas
  9. Sample ballot for 1981-82 ICCA
  10. Tally sheet for 1981-82 voting results
  11. 1981-82 voting results
  12. Number of votes by AEA for 1981-82
  13. Comments from participants in 1981-82 ICCA
  14. Letters from TAG students nominating favorites for ICCA
  15. Letters from Pat Severson to James Howe re Bunnicula's win
  16. March 29, 1982, letters from James Howe to Pat Severson
  17. April 13, 1982, letter from James Howe to Pat Severson
  18. April 26, letter from James Howe to Pat Severson
  19. May 24, 1982, letter from James Howe to Pat Severson
  20. October 8, 1982, letter from James Howe to Susan Hayes
  21. December 15, 1982, letter from Lucille Lettow to Yvonne Salem re James Howe's session at Norwalk Middle School
  22. February 16, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Craig Meyers re James Howe's activities during Spring Conference
  23. February 16, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Yvonne Salem confirming James Howe's visit
  24. February 16, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Susan Schroder re James Howe's appearance at Norwalk Middle School

1981-82 Iowa Children's Choice Award Committee Business File

  1. Iowa Children's Choice Book Award (Iowa Media Message article, October 1980)
  2. October 27, 1980, letter from Crowell to Pat Severson
  3. October 27, 1980, letter from Viking to Severson with flyer on Constance Greene
  4. October 28, 1980, letter from Macmillan to Severson
  5. October 31, 1980, letter from Atheneum to Severson
  6. Letter to AEA contact people from Pat Bernard re distribution of ICCA materials
  7. IEMA Ad Hoc Committee--purpose and membership of Book award Committee
  8. 1981-82 Book Award Committee Action Plan
  9. Budget request
  10. Book Award Committee report--history and goals for 1981-82
  11. June 9, 1981, letter from Cicily Dennis to Pat Severson requesting information and suggesting IRA cooperation
  12. Letter of response from Pat Severson to Cicily Dennis
  13. Publication Committee timeline
  14. Report to IEMA Board, August 29, 1981
  15. October 1, 1981, printing bill
  16. October 8, 1981, printing bill
  17. Letter from Pat Bernard to Pat re Publication Committee activities
  18. Letter from Marilyn Bower to Pat Severson re Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes activities
  19. Report to IEMA Board, November 14, 1981
  20. "The First 10 Years of IEMA" (Iowa Media Message article, December 1981) mentioning Book Award as positive accomplishment of association
  21. "ICCA Record Deposited for Posterity" (Iowa Media Message article, December 1981)
  22. Report to IEMA Board, January 23, 1982
  23. February 15, 1982, letter to Pat Severson to ICCA committee members
  24. February 15, 1982, letter from Pat Severson to AEA committee members
  25. Report to IEMA Board, February 27, 1982
  26. March 5, 1982, letter from Marj Vaagen to Linda McGrew re ICCA session at Spring Conference
  27. March 15, 1982, letter from Marj Vaagen to Pat Severson re ICCA session at Spring Conference
  28. May 28, 1982, letter from Lee Meyer to Lucille Lettow re Publicity Committee activities
  29. May 28, 1982, letter from Lee Meyer to AEA contact people re videotapes

Box 28

1982-83 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Judy Blume
Superfudge

  1. Working Masterlist for 1982-83
  2. November 1, 1981, cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  3. School registration form for 1982-83 Iowa Children's Choice Award
  4. Bookmark for 1982-83 ICCA
  5. Brochure from 1982-83 ICCA
  6. 1982-83 Participants list
  7. September 1, 1982, cover letter to media specialists in participating schools
  8. Sample ballot for 1982-83 ICCA
  9. Letter from Lucille Lettow to ICCA committee members re winning author
  10. 1982-83 Voting Results
  11. Comments from 1982-83 tally sheets
  12. February 8, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Mimi Kayden, Dutton, re Judy Blume as winner
  13. February 8, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Judy Blume
  14. March 8, 1983, letter from Mary Pinto (Judy Blume's assistant) to Lucille Lettow
  15. March 8, 1983, letter from Judy Blume to students in Iowa
  16. "Fudge Wins Big" (Des Moines Register, May 8, 1983)

1982-83 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Business File

  1. 1982-83 ICCA Committee
  2. 1982-83 AEA contact people
  3. Action Plan development at Springbrook, June 27, 1982
  4. Budget request
  5. Budget Form--Revenue
  6. Proposal for raising revenue by selling spine labels and medallions
  7. August 11, 1982, letter from Charles Ruebling to Lucille Lettow re budget reduction
  8. Report to IEMA Board, August 24, 1982
  9. August 27, 1982, cover letter to media specialists in participating schools re late mailing of promotional ideas
  10. Sample news release and promotional ideas
  11. Ideas for AEA coordinators meeting
  12. September 23, 1982, letter from Lucille to Pat Severson re bookmark paper
  13. Note to Lucille Lettow from Tim Graham about bookmark paper
  14. Samples of two possible bookmark papers
  15. October 7, 1982, report of Publicity Committee meeting
  16. Letter from Lucille Lettow to ICCA Committee Chairs re bookmarks
  17. Report to IEMA Board, October 22, 1982
  18. October 28, 1982, letter from Lee Meyer to Lucille Lettow re Publicity Committee activities
  19. October 28, 1982, letter from Clyde Prichard, Knoxville principal, re Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book
  20. November 2, 1982, letter of response to Clyde Prichard from Pat Severson
  21. November 2, 1982, letter to Lucille Lettow from Pat Severson accompanying copies of Prichard letter and Severson's response
  22. November 3, 1982, letter from Kathleen McCrea to AEA contact persons re mailing of materials
  23. November 11, 1982, letter from Judy Dreyer to Lucille Lettow re concerns
  24. November 16, 1982, response from Lucille to Judy
  25. November 16, 1982, letter from Lucille Lettow to Martha Rasmussen re article on ICCA
  26. Promotional materials used by Becky Savard, Arnolds Park
  27. December 10, 1982, letter from Pat Severson to Lucille Lettow re Book Award Committee structure
  28. December 21, 1982, Publicity Committee report to Lucille Lettow
  29. Letter from Lucille Lettow to ICCA Committee Chairs re Board Report
  30. Report to IEMA Board, January 14, 1983
  31. February 19, 1983 letter from Chris Turnipseed re bell bill
  32. March 11, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Committee Chairs
  33. Iowa Children's Choice Award Presented (Iowa Media Message article)

1983-84 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Barthe Declements
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade

  1. April 7, 1982, cover letter from Linda McGrew to Masterlist Committee members
  2. 1983-84 Working Masterlist
  3. November 1, 1982, cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  4. School registration form for 1983-84 ICCA
  5. Brochure for 1983-84 ICCA
  6. Confirmation letter to participants requesting it with self- addressed, stamped envelope
  7. 1983-84 Participants list
  8. September 1, 1983, cover letter to media specialists in participating schools
  9. Advertisements/order sheets for spine labels and medallions with samples
  10. Sample ballot for 1983-84 ICCA
  11. Tally sheet for 1983-84 ICCA
  12. Cover letter for materials sent to late registrant
  13. 1983-84 Voting results
  14. February 9, 1984, letter from Lucille Lettow to Deborah Brodie, editor--Viking
  15. February 17, 1984, response from Brodie to Lettow
  16. February 9, 1984, letter from Lucille Lettow to Barthe DeClements
  17. March 1, 1984, letter from Barthe DeClements to Children of Iowa
  18. Publisher's brochure on Barthe DeClements
  19. "Children's Choice Still a Success" (Iowa Media Message article, May/June, 1984)
  20. "Barthe DeClements" (Iowa Media Message article, March 1985)
  21. Picture of Barthe DeClements and plaque awarded her at Spring Conference 1985 (Iowa Media Message article, June 1985)

1983-84 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Business File

  1. January 1, 1983, letter from Lee Meyer to Linda McGrew re Publicity Committee's concerns over Masterlist
  2. Letter from Lucille Lettow to Lee Meyer re Publicity Committee's concern over Masterlist
  3. January 28, 1983, letter from Vincent Huls, Boyden-Hull principal, re There's a Bat in Bunk Five
  4. February 1, 1983, response from Pat Severson to Vincent Huls
  5. February 1, 1983 letter from Pat Severson to Lucille Lettow re Huls letter
  6. ICCA Ideas Clearinghouse flyer
  7. Ideas for promoting the ICCA
  8. 1983-84 ICCA Supplemental Materials
  9. May 6, 1983, letter from Pat Severson to Lucille Lettow re committee members and Springbrook Planning Conference
  10. 1983-84 ICCA Committee members
  11. Action Plan development at Springbrook, June 26, 1983
  12. Budget request
  13. Budget Form--revenues
  14. June 28, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Marvin Davis re Spring Conference requests
  15. July 5, 1983, response from Mervin Slump to Lucille Lettow
  16. August 25, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to ICCA and IETA Committee Chairs
  17. Report to IEMA Board, August 25, 1983
  18. September 20, 1983, letter from Lee Meyer re Publicity Committee meeting
  19. September 29,1983, letter from Lee Meyer to AEA contact people re news article
  20. ICCA news article for distribution by the AEA's
  21. September 30, 1983, letter from Lee Meyer to Lucille Lettow
  22. Letter from Leone Deskin to Lucille Lettow re discontinuing of bookmarks
  23. October 6, 1983, response from Lettow to Deskin
  24. Report to IEMA Board, October 12, 1983
  25. "Cy the Cardinal to Reading Rescue" (Des Moines Register article, Dec. 5, 1983)
  26. January 5, 1984, letter from Lucille Lettow to Pat Severson re Des Moines Register article
  27. January 4, 1984 letter from Lucille Lettow to Sherry Ricchiardi re Des Moines Register article
  28. Report to IEMA Board, January 18, 1984
  29. February 27, 1984, report to Pat Severson from Lucille Lettow
  30. March 14, 1984, letter from Sr. Inez Turnmeyer, Pocahontas Catholic School principal, re disappointment over some of the titles on the masterlist
  31. April 11, 1984, response from Linda Mcgrew to Sr. Inez Turnmeyer
  32. 1983-84 Book Awards Expenditures
  33. March 14, 1984, letter from Barthe DeClements to ICCA participants

1979-80 Through 1983-84
Iowa Children's Choice Award
Discontinued Records of Materials
Sent to participating Schools

Records in order by AEA; AEA 9 materials missing.

1984-85 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Beverly Cleary
Ralph S. Mouse

  1. April 6, 1983, cover letter to Masterlist Committee members
  2. 1984-85 Working Masterlist
  3. November 1, 1983, cover letter to elementary principals and media specialists
  4. School registration form for 1984-85 Iowa Children's Choice Award
  5. Bookmark master for 1984-85 ICCA
  6. Advertisement sheet for spine labels and medallions
  7. Brochure for 1984-85 ICCA
  8. 1984-85 Participants list
  9. September, 1984 cover letter to media specialists in participating schools
  10. Sample ballot for 1984-85 ICCA
  11. Tally sheet for 1984-85 ICCA
  12. Order form for spine labels and medallions
  13. 1984-85 Voting results
  14. January 20, 1984, letter from Teresa Henry, Madrid librarian, to Lucille Lettow re students' voting experience
  15. Comments from 1984-85 participants
  16. February 13, 1985, letter from Linda McGrew to Kathleen O'Connor, Morrow
  17. February 20, 1985, response letter from Kathleen O'Connor Finn to Linda McGrew
  18. February 13, 1985, letter from Linda McGrew to Beverly Cleary
  19. March 3, 1985, response letter from Beverly Cleary to Linda McGrew
  20. March 3, 1985, letter from Beverly Cleary to children of Iowa
  21. Publisher's brochure on Beverly Cleary

1984-85 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Business File

  1. November 9, 1983, letter from Lucille Lettow to Pat Severson and Pat Meier re transition in committee assignments
  2. Sequels and Preceding Books for Iowa Children's Choice Nominees for 1984-85, distributed at ICCA concurrent session at 1984 Spring Conference
  3. 1984-85 Iowa Children's Choice Award Committee
  4. Agenda for Book Award Committee, Springbrook Planning Conference, June 9, 1984
  5. Action Plan developed at Springbrook, June 10, 1984
  6. Budget request
  7. Budget Form--Revenues
  8. July 18, 1984, letter of inquiry from Deb Amenson, Roland Public Library to Linda McGrew
  9. Letter of response from McGrew to Amenson
  10. "A Conference Held, A Conference Planned" (Iowa Media Message article, October, 1984)
  11. "Children's Choice Award Idea Expands" (Iowa Media Message article, October, 1984)
  12. "Iowa Children's Choice Award, 1985--A Poem" (Iowa Media Message article, October, 1984)
  13. Report to IEMA Board, October 9, 1984
  14. November, 1984 letter from Children's Book Council, Inc. re updating of Children's Books: Awards and Prizes
  15. Letter of inquiry from Marilyn VanHoozer, Keokuk fifth grade teacher, to Linda McGrew
  16. November 15, 1984, response from McGrew to VanHoozer
  17. November 16, 1984, U.P.S. shipping bill
  18. November 16, 1984, letter from Charlotte Haddy to Linda McGrew re contact people
  19. "Time Brings Changes...Even to the Book Award Committee"/"I.C.C.A. Friend...What a Guy!" (Iowa Media Message articles, December, 1984)
  20. Clarification of Iowa Children's Choice Masterlist, etc. (Iowa Media Message article, December, 1984)
  21. December 10, 1984, note from Andrea Rauer to Linda McGrew re Publicity expenses
  22. December 18, 1984 printing bill
  23. January 22, 1985, letter from Margret Ketelsen, Anamosa Librarian, to Linda McGrew re reading levels of Masterlist titles
  24. February 13, 1985, response from McGrew to Ketelsen
  25. Report to IEMA Board, February 13, 1985
  26. February 26, 1985, letter from Mike Simonson to Paula Behrendt and Linda McGrew re chairships of split Book Awards Committees
  27. March 14, 1985 response from McGrew to Simonson
  28. 1984-85 Committee Evaluation Report, April 1, 1985
  29. Minutes of April 11, 1985, IEMA Board meeting
  30. Minutes of April 13, 1985, Membership Meeting
  31. Book Award/Iowa Children's Choice Award 1984-85 Report to the Membership
  32. Letter from Linda McGrew and Paula Behrendt to Mike Simonson re Cedar Rapids group selling Choice Activities and Choices for Teens
  33. Minutes of May 9, 1985, IEMA Board meeting
  34. June 11, 1985, Treasurer's Report

1985-86 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Joan Carris
When the Boys Ran the House

  1. Bookmark master for 1985-86 ICCA
  2. 1985-86 voting results
  3. Letter from Joan Carris to Iowa Readers
  4. 1985-86 Masterlist
  5. Iowa Media Message, June 1986
  6. Iowa Media Message, December 1986
  7. Iowa Media Message, October 1985

1986-87 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Beverly Cleary
Ramona Forever

  1. Bookmark master for 1986-87 ICCA
  2. February 24, 1987, letter from Andrea M. Rauer to Beverly Cleary
  3. Iowa Media Message, December 1985
  4. Iowa Media Message, June 1987
  5. Iowa Media Message, March 1987

1987-88 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Betty Ren Wright
Dollhouse Murders

  1. Bookmark master for 1987-88 ICCA
  2. March 16, 1988, letter from Betty Ren Wright to Iowa Readers
  3. March 16, 1988, letter from Betty Ren Wright to Andrea M. Rauer
  4. 1987-88 voting results
  5. ICCA Think Book
  6. Iowa Media Message October 1988
  7. ICCA Committee Minutes and Action Plan

1988-89 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Ivy Ruckman
Night of the Twisters

  1. Brochure for 1988-89
  2. Bookmark master for 1988-89 ICCA
  3. 1988-89 voting results
  4. Tally sheet for 1988-89 ICCA
  5. Sample ballot for 1988-89 ICCA
  6. February 26, 1989, letter from Patricia Bernard to Ivy Ruckman
  7. March 29, 1989, letter from Ivy Ruckman to Iowa Readers
  8. Growth Notes May 1989
  9. Growth Notes January 1988
  10. Iowa Media Message, December 1987
  11. Letter to Patricia Bernard from Ivy Ruckman
  12. ICCA Think Book, 1988-89
  13. Iowa Media Message, June 1988
  14. Iowa Media Message, June 1989

1989-90 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Mary D. Hahn
Wait Until Helen Comes: A Ghost Story

  1. Brochure for 1989-90
  2. Bookmark master for 1989-90
  3. July 31, 1989, letter from Pat Bernard to AEA ICCA contacts
  4. September 7, 1989, letter from Pat Bernard to AEA ICCA contacts
  5. Lists of 1989-90 participants
  6. March 9, 1990, letter from Patricia Bernard to Mary D. Hahn
  7. March 9, 1990, letter from Patricia Bernard to James Giblin
  8. March 12, 1990, letter from Mary Downing Hahn to Iowa Readers
  9. January 28, 1990, letter from Jean Donham van Deusen to Patricia Bernard
  10. 1989-90 voting results
  11. 1989-90 final report of Think Book committee
  12. ICCA Think Book, 1989-90
  13. ICCA Handbook, revised, 1989
  14. Growth Notes, October and November 1989, January and May 1990
  15. Committee Report, 1989-90

Box 29

1990-91 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Louis Sachar
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

  1. Brochure for 1990-91
  2. August 1, 1990, letter from Pat Bernard to AEA contact
  3. List of Children's Choice Video-tape Committee, 1990-91
  4. Lists of participating schools
  5. February 7, 1991, letter from June Wishman to Pat Bernard
  6. February 21, 1991, letter from Jeanne McCallum to Patricia Bernard
  7. February 22, 1991, letter from Pat Bernard to ICCA committee members
  8. February 22, 1991, letter from Patricia Bernard to AEA contacts
  9. 1990-91 voting results
  10. March 6, 1991, letter from Louis Sachar to boys and girls
  11. ICCA 1990-91 year-end report
  12. Annual report, ICCA Think Book committee
  13. ICCA Think Book, 1990-91

1991-92 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Charlotte Towner Graeber
Fudge

  1. Brochure for 1991-92
  2. Bookmark master for 1991-92
  3. November 1, 1990, letter from IEMA ICCA committee to Library media specialists
  4. 1991-92 registration form
  5. Tally sheet for 1991-92 ICCA
  6. ICCA order form
  7. 1991-92 committee lists
  8. ICCA 1991-92 year-end report
  9. Letter from Beth Elshoff to Beverly Troust
  10. Letter from Charlotte Towner Graeber to Iowa young readers
  11. 1991-92 Action Plan
  12. ICCA Masterlist, 1991-92 13. Letter from Pat Bernard to ICCA committee members, February 22, 1991
  13. Fudge, by Charlotte Towner Graeber, 1987
  14. ICCA Think Book, Volume 6, 1991-92
  15. Budget forms

1992-93 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Judy Blume
Fudge-A-Mania

  1. Brochure for 1992-93
  2. Bookmark master for 1992-93
  3. November 1, 1991, letter from IEMA ICCA Committee to Library Media Specialists
  4. Tally sheet for 1991-92 ICCA
  5. ICCA order form
  6. 1992-1994 Action Plan
  7. Budget forms for 1992-93
  8. 1992-93 committee lists
  9. 1992-93 year-end report
  10. March 5, 1993, letter from Beth Elshoff to Judy Blume
  11. March 11, 1993, letter from Judy Blume to Children of Iowa
  12. Iowa Media Message, May 1993, Vol. 21, No. 4
  13. Fudge-A-Mania, by Judy Blume, 1990
  14. ICCA Think Book, Volume 7, 1992-93

1993-94 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Peg Kehret
Nightmare Mountain

  1. Brochure for 1993-94
  2. Tally sheet for 1993-94 ICCA
  3. July 24, 1993, letter from Beth Elshoff to Members of the Reconsideration Committee
  4. March 15, 1994, letter from Beth Elshoff to Peg Kehret
  5. April 1, 1994, letter from Peg Kehret to Children of Iowa
  6. 1993-94 year end report
  7. Nightmare Mountain, by Peg Kehret, 1989

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1994-95 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Lois Lowry
Attaboy, Sam

  1. 1994-95 Brochure
  2. ICCA Video program
  3. November 15, 1993, letter of participation to principals and media specialists
  4. August, 1993, letter to participants
  5. 1993-94 Tally sheet
  6. ICCA Order form
  7. 1994-95 Masterlist
  8. Iowa Media Message, September, 1993
  9. 1994-95 List by rank
  10. Letter from Lois Lowry to Kids of Iowa
  11. Vote Totals for 1994-1995

1994-95 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Committee Chair's Files

  1. March 8, 1994 letter from Lucille Lettow to Jean Rubner
  2. Cooperative Ventures with IEMA Survey Report
  3. Budget summary report April 14, 1994
  4. IEMA board meeting minutes April 14, 1994
  5. Budget summary report September 18, 1994
  6. IEMA Membership Meeting April 15, 1994 materials
  7. IEMA board meeting agenda and minutes May 21, 1994
  8. May 31, 1994 Memo from Lucille Lettow to Committee Chairs
  9. IEMA board meeting minutes June 18, 1994
  10. June 18, 1994 Treasurer Report
  11. June 21, 1994 memo from Lucille Lettow to Committee Chairs
  12. ICCA Action Plan for 1994-1995
  13. IEMA board meeting minutes, September 24, 1994
  14. December 1994 Treasurer's Report
  15. Memo from Paula Behrendt to Committee Chairs in reference to December 3, 1994 board meeting
  16. IEMA board meeting minutes December 3, 1994
  17. January 1995 Treasurer's Report
  18. IEMA board meeting agenda February 4, 1995
  19. IEMA board meeting minutes February 4, 1995
  20. IEMA board meeting agenda March 30, 1995
  21. February 9, 1995 memo from Lucille Lettow to IEMA Committee Chairs
  22. IEMA Membership meeting materials, March 31, 1995
  23. ICCA Committee 1994-95 Year-end Report
  24. IEMA board meeting agenda June 17, 1995
  25. Treasurer's report May 1995
  26. IEMA board meeting minutes June 17, 1995
  27. IEMA board meeting agenda, treasurer's report, and minutes for September 22, 1995
  28. IEMA board meeting agenda, treasurer's report, and minutes for December 2, 1995
  29. IEMA board meeting agenda and treasurer's report for January 20, 1996

1995-96 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Peg Kehret
Terror at the Zoo

  1. 1995-96 Brochure
  2. Vote Totals for 1995-1996

1996-97 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author --Barbara Robinson
The Best School Year Ever

  1. 1996-97 Year-end report
  2. Letter from Barbara Robinson to All the Boys and Girls in Iowa
  3. 1996-97 Brochure
  4. 1996-97 Master List
  5. Vote Totals for 1996-1997

1997-98 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Barbara Park
Mick Hart Was Here

  1. Year-end Report
  2. June 11, 1987 letter from Mary Jo Carlson to Kathy Bunt
  3. Bill from Iowa State University for ICN charages
  4. Biographical information on Barbara Robinson
  5. April 5, 1998 letter from Barbara Park to Kathy Bunt
  6. April 5, 1998 letter from Barbara Park to Young Readers of Iowa
  7. January 1997 Memo to Library Media Specialists/Principals
  8. 1997-1998 Brochure

1998-99 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Shiloh Season

  1. 1998-99 Brochure
  2. 1998-99 Tally sheet and ballot
  3. ICCA order form
  4. ICCA bookmark duplication sheet
  5. January, 1998 memo from ICCA Award Committee to Library Media Specialists and Principals
  6. March 14, 1999 letter from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor to Ms. Valerio
  7. Voting results sheet for 1998-1999
  8. 1998-99 Year-end report
  9. March 14, 1999 letter from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor to Iowa Readers

1999-2000 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Saving Shiloh

  1. 1999-2000 Brochure
  2. 1999-2000 Tally sheet and ballot
  3. ICCA order form
  4. ICCA bookmark duplication sheet
  5. Memory from ICCA Committee to Library Media Specialists and Principals
  6. February 27, 2000 letter from Kathy Bunt to Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  7. Letter from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor to Iowa Readers
  8. Letter from Jean Hobbs to Kathy Bunt

2000-01 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author--Dan Gutman
The Million Dollar Shot

  1. Letter from Dan Gutman to Iowa friends
  2. Memo to Library Media Specialists/Principals
  3. 2000-2001 Tally sheet and ballot
  4. Iowa Media Message, May 2001 with article and photo on Iowa Children's Choice Award
  5. 2000-2001 Packet
  6. Survey Results on State Books Awards compiled by Merry Kahn

2001-02 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author - Cynthia DeFelice
The Ghost of Fossil Glen

  1. Letter from Cynthia DeFelice to the Young Readers of Iowa
  2. 2001-2002 Ballot
  3. 2001-2002 Final Tally Sheet
  4. 2001-2002 Packet
  5. Letter from Betsy Byars to Merry Kahn
  6. Letter from Bill Wallace to Merry Kahn
  7. Letter from Beverly Cleary to Merry Kahn

2002-03 Iowa Children's Choice Award
Winning Author - Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn-Dixie

  1. Letter to Master List Committee
  2. 2002-2003 Brochure
  3. 2002-2003 Packet
  4. Iowa Children's Choice Award Committee Yearly Report
  5. Letter from Kate DiCamillo to Iowa Readers
  6. Postcard from Wendelin Van Draanen to Merry Kahn
  7. Letter from Cynthia Scott to Merry Kahn

2003-04 Iowa Children's Choice Award

  1. 2003-2004 Packet
  2. Postcard from Eve Bunting to Merry Kahn
  3. Letter from Joan Hiatt Marlow to Merry Kahn

1984-85 Iowa Teen Award
Winning Author--Judy Blume
Tiger Eyes

  1. 1984-85 Brochure
  2. Proposal for ITA
  3. Action Plan
  4. Budget Form
  5. IEMA Board meeting minutes, June 25-26, 1983
  6. Letter from Lucille Lettow to Linda Groen, December 2, 1983
  7. Masterlist committee
  8. Titles considered for masterlist
  9. Letter from Lucille Lettow to possible committee members, July 1, 1982
  10. Commitment Form for a YA Book Award Program
  11. Letter from Lucille Lettow to YA book committee, September 22, 1982
  12. Letter from Lucille Lettow to Denny's manager, October 7, 1982
  13. Letter form Lucille Lettow to YA book committee, October 7, 1982
  14. Agenda of YA Book Award Committee Organizational Meeting, November 20, 1982
  15. Minutes of YA Book Award Committee Organizational Meeting, November 20, 1982
  16. Letter from Linda to Iowa Teen Title People, March 22, 1983
  17. Letter from Linda Groen and Lucille Lettow to YA book committee
  18. Origins of Iowa Early Teen Award

1984-85 Iowa Teen Award
Book Award Committee-Archives

  1. 1984-85 Bookmark
  2. 1984-85 Brochure
  3. April 1, 1985, Committee Evaluation Report
  4. July 29, 1984, Committee Progress Report No. 1
  5. October 7, 1984, Committee Progress Report No. 2
  6. February 16, 1985, Committee Progress Report No. 3
  7. Proposed Iowa Teen Award
  8. ITA committee, 1984-85
  9. 1984-85 Participating schools
  10. ITA overall voting results
  11. ITA voting results by AEA
  12. February 21, 1985, letter from Paula Behrendt to Bradbury Press announcing winner
  13. April 2, 1985, letter from Judy blume to Paula Behrendt
  14. Description of ITA
  15. February 8, 1984, letter from Paula Behrendt to AEA contact persons
  16. February 1, 1984, letter from ITA committee to media specialists
  17. September 1, 1984, letter from ITA committee to media specialists
  18. Promotional ideas
  19. ITA ballots
  20. ITA tally sheets
  21. Letter from Leah Krohn, March 26, 1984
  22. Masterlist
  23. Announcement of winning book

1985-86 Iowa Teen Award

  1. 1985-86 Brochure
  2. Masterlist Committee
  3. Titles considered for ITA masterlist

 

Original inventory created by Gerald L. Peterson
Web version prepared by Susan A. Basye
Special Collections and University Archives
June, 1997
Updated by Gail Briddle.


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