Joseph Herman Anderson and Orland Anderson Papers, 1898-1940

Collection Overview

Title: Joseph Herman Anderson and Orland Anderson Papers, 1898-1940

Record Series: 01/01/02/03

Record Group:

01/01/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Anderson, Joseph Herman and Orland Anderson

Date: 1898-1940

Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Joseph Herman Anderson and Orland Anderson Papers, 1898-1940, Archives Record Series 01/01/19, folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Joseph Herman Anderson graduated from the Iowa State Normal School in 1898.  He married Matilda Kiel in 1898 and served as the principal of Fairbank schools.  He was clerk of the District Court in Forest City, Winnegago County, Iowa, from 1904 through 1912.  He farmed near Thompson, Iowa, beginning in 1916.  He served in the Iowa General Assembly, as a representative from Winnebago County, from 1915 through 1925.  He was Speaker of the House for the 40th General Assembly.  He then served on the State Board of Education of Iowa from 1928 through 1934.  He died September 25, 1953.Orland Anderson was a son of Joseph Anderson.  He attended the Iowa State Teachers College during the 1920s. 

Scope and Content

In April 2013, Verneil Anderson Branstad sent this collection to the University of Northern Iowa.  Mrs. Branstad is the daughter of Orland Anderson and the granddaughter of Joseph Anderson. This collection features material relating to Joseph Anderson's time as a student at the Normal School and to his work with the Board of Education. There is also a smaller amount of material relating to Orland Anderson's time as a student at the Teachers College in the mid-1920s.


Box 1

Folder 1, Joseph Anderson 

  • Photographs
  • Correspondence, 1931-1940
  • Board of Education reports and minutes

Folder 2, Orland Anderson 

  • Class notes
  • Programs

Processing Information

Papers processed and inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, May 8, 2013. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017, October 2017, and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.