Rod Library--Special Collections
Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp
Archives Record Series: 15/02/13--Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp. 13.5 linear feet
Reports and Business, 1950-1984
These annual files contain information about the administration, arrangement, and conduct of the camping sessions. File content varies from year to year, but typically the files include schedules; correspondence; lists of supplies, equipment, and library material; lists of students enrolled; lesson plans; and curricular material.
Chief's Book, 1963-1972, 1978
The chief's books, created by camp administrators, include schedules and notes relating to daily camp instructional activities. They list instructors' names, lesson names, and associated instructional activities such as movies and field trips. Camp administrators probably used these books to help write reports on camp activities and to plan for later sessions.
This correspondence covers the area of securing expert speakers for camp instructional sessions.
Camp promotional material from the 1950s
Numbers and origin of campers
Certificate and photo of National Association of Conservation Education and Publicity Award of Merit presentation, 1954
IAS Centennial Citation
Nomination and award announcement of Iowa Academy of Science Centennial Citation, 1975
Voice of the Turtle: the camp newsletter
Files relating to camp social life including the camp flag as well as camp songs, cartoons, and plays
Camper reunion breakfasts
Early camp histories
ISEA display booth arrangements
State Planning Committee: correspondence, minutes, reports
Camp library material lists
Student Rosters, 1950-1959
Camper Applications, 1950-1984
Applications from teachers who wished to attend the camp include names, addresses, employment, educational background, and other data.
Scholarship records including trust fund accounts, lists of donors, and student correspondence.
Correspondence between Prof. Clausen and campers; mostly letters of thanks from campers.
Published accounts or notes about camp activities
Curricular material including printed and duplicated lesson plans, worksheets, and handouts. Some material is arranged by subject--such as trees or soil--while other material is arranged chronologically.
Reports compiled by campers in association with instructional sessions. 1954, 1964-1966
Student projects, continued, 1966-1981
Conservation Teaching Survey, c. 1952
Completed survey instruments designed to measure the coverage and effectiveness of conservation teaching in Iowa
Camper evaluations of the camp experience, 1950-1964
Completed survey instruments in which campers evaluate camp instruction and facilities
Camper evaluations, continued, 1965-1984
Portions of this large collection of photographs of many facets of camp activities are arranged chronologically, but most of the collection has no special arrangement.
Large framed photographs
Two Films: 6/25/66; "In Camp," "Agronomy Farm," "Ground Breaking," "Construction" -- Summer 1969
Two Films: "Conservation Camp"; "Teachers Camp" ca. 1950
Film: "Dedication of Lake Darling"
David McCalley's sketch book
Collection processed and arranged by Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 1996.