Albert E. Brown Papers, ca. 1919-1968.

Collection Overview

Title: Albert E. Brown Papers, ca. 1919-1968.

Record Series: 22/09/02/02

Record Group:

22/09/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Albert E. Brown

Date: ca. 1919-1968

Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

Albert E. Brown (1882-1968) received a Bachelor of Science degree from Baker University in 1909, a Master of Arts degree from Yale University in 1910, and a Ph. D. degree from the University of Iowa in 1931.  After having served as principal and superintendent in the public schools of Kansas and on the staff at Colorado State College, he joined the staff at Iowa State Teachers College in 1924 as Assistant Professor of Education.  He was advanced to the rank of associate professor in 1937 and to the rank of professor in 1938.  He served with emeritus status from 1952 until 1966, part of the time as archivist.

Dr. Brown was a member of the National Education Association, the Iowa State Teachers Association, and Phi Delta Kappa.  Active in committee work, he had served as chairman of the Committee on Institutional Philosophy (1942-1944) and chairman of the Educational Policies Commission (1944-1945).  During 1939-1940, he served as president of the Faculty Men's Club.

It is unknown when or by whom these papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives. Materials have been kept in the order in which they were received.

Scope and Content

The Albert E. Brown collection consists of papers related to the courses he taught, historical information about Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) and the Department of Education and Psychology, various lists concerning his work as archivist, and a bulletin published by the University of Iowa.


Folder 1:

  • Supplementary material for lessons
  • Correspondence study course

Folder 2:

  • Miscellaneous lists
  • Practice examinations for statistics
  • File of test items
  • Statistics information
  • Test solutions

Folder 3:

  • University of Iowa Extension Bulletin, vol 1 # 34, September 1, 1919
  • Information about graphs

Folder 4: Review questions

Folder 5: Group evaluation

Folder 6:

  • References
  • Lessons
  • Evaluations

Folder 7: Significant educational data

Folder 8:

  • List of archival material, 1886-1929
  • Chronology of the development of Iowa State Teachers College
  • Roster of administrative heads, 1962
  • News clippings

Folder 9:

  • Objective testing
  • Grade point studies
  • Educational objectives

Folder 10: Correspondence

Folder 11: "History of the Department of Education and Psychology," by A.E. Brown (2 copies)

Processing Information

Processed by Library Associate Dave Hoing, September 2017. Updated October 2017 and April 2018 (dh). Linear feet updated September 20, 2017.