Lyn Le Countryman Papers, ca. 2001-2012

Collection Overview

Title: Lyn Le Countryman Papers, ca. 2001-2012

Record Series: 21/01/02/02

Record Group:

21/01/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Countryman, Lyn Le

Date: ca. 2001-2012

Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 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:

Box 2 is restricted. Materials related to the confidentiality of personnel, student, medical, and other legally protected records are CLOSED to researchers for 70 years from the date of creation. Consult the archivist with any questions or concerns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Professor Lyn Countryman sent this collection to SC&UA in 2015.

Sensitive Materials Statement: Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

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Historical Note

Professor Lyn Countryman was the last director of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School. She sent this collection of papers to the University Archives in 2015. 

Scope and Content

Much of this collection is restricted in use due to the presence of student test scores that Professor Countryman likely used in the course of her research.


Box 1

  • Rigor at the high school level
  • Increasing rigor to better prepare our high school graduates
  • Problem/Project Based Experiences in Science, 2009
  • State Science Leadership Team, 2012
  • National Board for Teaching Standards certification


Box 2

**Please note that the contents of Box 2 are restricted**

  • PLS science test scores, 2001-2011 
  • School-wide data information, 2012 
  • ITBS, ITED, ACT scores 

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, June 16, 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018.  Linear feet updated on September 20, 2017.