Laboratory School General Artifacts, 1940-2012

Collection Overview

Title: Laboratory School General Artifacts, 1940-2012

Record Series: 21/01/11

Record Group:

21/01/11 Laboratory School Artifacts, 1940-2012

Creator: MPLS

Date: 1940-2012

Extent: 14 boxes (10.42 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This material arrived in the University Archives after the closing of the Laboratory School in June 2012.

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Scope and Content

The material in this collection consists of artifacts from the Malcolm Price Laboratory School.  It ranges widely from small awards medals to large banners that likely hung on Laboratory School walls.  It also includes several classroom artifacts. 



Box 6 - NOTE: Shelved in oversize area


Framed photograph of Malcolm Price, 20" X 22" (oversize)

Box 7


Framed and matted photos, 19" X 23 1/2"; five photos matted in large orange and black frame, included in photos are Malcolm Price, Nancy Price, Ross Nielsen, John Kamerick, Laboratory School 90th birthday, May 17, 1974

Framed and matted photos, 21" X 24"; seven photos matted in frame, included in photos are Malcolm Price, Nancy Price, Howard Knutson, Ross Nielsen, John Kamerick, Laboratory School 90th birthday, May 17, 1974

Box 8

Item 22

Banner, 58" X 22", vinyl; Price Lab, NU High, Care & Excellence, Educating for Reflective Practice

Box 9

Item 26

Original Artifact Item 175 (Amy # 51)--(Gen Art # 30)

Banner, 80" X 20", laminated, purple, gold, and white; "Transforming Price Laboratory School into Iowa's Statewide Research and Development School"

Box 10

Item 25

Original Artifact Item 169 (Amy #188)--shelved in Oversize Area

Banner, 156" X 48", vinyl; Welcome to Price Lab Teacher Institute

Box 11

Item 23--shelved in Oversize Area

Banner, 101" X 32", vinyl; Price Laboratory School, University of Northern Iowa, PLS, Iowa's Laboratory School, Welcome Back to a New Year!

Box 12

Item 1--shelved in Oversize Area

Laminated poster, 37" X 121"; red paper banner laminated between clear plastic sheets.

Printed statement attached to red banner:  We the students, teachers, and teacher education students of Price Laboratory School/Nothern University High School at the University of Northern Iowa believe in and abide by the rights and responsibilities of the United States of America Constitution.  As students and teachers at PLS/NU High, we share the constitution with the rest of the public by modeling the behaviors, rights, and responsibilities given in the Constitution not only on Constitution Day but every day of the year.

Written by: Ana Tallakson, Emily Highnam, Andrew Stone, Jensen Horan, Judy Bleile, and Karen Engels.  Members of the PLS Middle School Senate.

Letters of "We the People" formed by small photographs of Laboratory School students.

Twelve sheets of student and teacher signatures attached to red banner

Box 13

Item 24--shelved in Oversize Area

Original Artifact Item 208 (Amy #196)

Banner, 54" X 36", white cloth with black fringe; Northern University High School, Little Panthers, with Panther figures

Box 14 - NOTE: Shelved in Oversize Area

Banner,  32" X 25", vinyl, white with black and orange print, "N. U. H. S. Class of 1983, Because they taught us ... Les Hale, James Welch, Margaret Merrion, Andy Mussel, Mark Ellis, We Believe in Music!"


Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 2013;  updated April 23, 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, February 2018. Linear feet updated on August 25, 2017.