Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold Papers, ca. 1930-1940

Collection Overview

Title: Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold Papers, ca. 1930-1940

Record Series: MsC-64

Record Group:


Creator: Leupold, Adene Sadie Kerstetter

Date: ca. 1930-1940

Extent: 7 boxes (8.02 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:

Frank Leupold, a son of Adene Leupold, sent this material to the University Archives in the spring of 2003.

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Historical Note

Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold was born around 1913, the daughter of J. B. Kerstetter of Charles City, Iowa. She attended Iowa State Teachers College from 1930 until 1932 and then again in 1936 and 1942. She did her student teaching at a school in Waterloo, Iowa. In Spring 1932 she received her diploma from ISTC for Teachers in the Intermediate Grades. From 1934 to 1935 she taught ten students at a rural school in Floyd County, School District Number 13. Her salary for nine months of teaching was $49.50 per month. In 1936 she received a teaching award from Charles City. She married in about 1942.

She took the following courses while she was at ISTC:

  • Fall 1930
    • Psychology I
    • American History
    • Elements of music
    • Drawing I
    • Elementary Intermediate Grades
  • Winter of 1930-1931
    • Drawing II
    • Child Psychology
    • English I
    • Intermediate Grade Music
    • Elementary Intermediate Grades
    • Penmanship
  • Spring 1931
    • History and Principles of Education
    • Illustrative Teaching
    • Elements of Geography
    • Principles of Elementary Mathematics
    • Elementary Intermediated Grades
  • Fall 1931
    • Student taught at a school in Waterloo
    • Elementary School Methods
  • Spring 1932
    • Hebrew Religion I
    • Life and Letters of Paul
    • Hygiene and Sanitation
    • American Colonial History
    • History of Iowa
    • Intermediate Tennis
  • Summer 1936-Lived in Bartlett Hall
    • American History since 1865
    • Teaching of Reading and Spelling
    • Teaching of Geography
    • Beginning Swimming
  • Fall 1942 Junior Status--Lived in 308 Seerley Hall
    • Elementary School Supervision
    • Survey of Biological Sciences
    • School Laws
    • Intermediate Arts for Intermediate Grades
    • National Dancing


Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of material that Adene Sadie Kerstetter Leupold used when she was teaching in Iowa country schools in the 1930s and early 1940s. It also includes material relating to her time as a student at the Iowa State Teachers College, where she took her professional training to become a teacher.


Box 1

Folder 1: Living arrangements and social life at Iowa State Teachers College, 1931

Folder 2: ISTC class notes for courses in Oral Hygiene and Hygiene and Sanitation

Folder 3: ISTC academic records and documents

Folder 4: Teacher placement documents

Folder 5: Correspondence

Folder 6: Teaching notes and curriculum

Folder 7: History curriculum

Folder 8: Student assignments and tests

Folder 9: Health posters

Folder 10: Children's art work

Folder 11: Guides for health and history

Folder 12: Guides for history; pet books

Folder 13: Children's storybooks

Folder 14: Historical biography guides

Folder 15: Poems, stories, health guides, classroom maps

Folder 16: Teaching handbooks; art study photographs

Folder 17: Teachers' magazines

Folder 18: Rural Schools Bulletin, 1934-1936

Folder 19: Classroom guides and children's magazines

Box 2

Books used in college or in teaching:

Folder 1: Directed language practice, Grade V, 1934

Folder 2: My arithmetic tablet, 1940

Folder 3: Pupil's guide to Kelty's The growth of the American people and nation, 1937

Folder 4: Sharp's English exercises for the high school, Book I, 1929

Folder 5: Lennes essentials of arithmetic, 1934

Folder 6: Free hand drawing, Book 2, 1925

Folder 7: Standard service arithmetic, Grade five, 1927

Folder 8: Standard arithmetic, 1895

Folder 9: Handbook of English for boys and girls, 1939

Folder 10: Essentials of arithmetic, 1915

Folder 11: First year in number, 1912

Folder 12: Modern English grammar and composition revised, 1927

Folder 13: Good English, Book three, 1918

Folder 14: Discovering our world, 1939

Folder 15: Good English, Book one, 1920

Folder 16: Through the green gate, 1939

Folder 17: Rand McNally atlas of the United States, 1935

Boxes 3-7

All folders: Classroom material including posters, maps, clippings from newspapers and magazines, artwork, and seasonal and curricular bulletin board material

Processing Information

Papers processed by Public History intern Brian Boehme and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist; October-November 2006. Updated November 16, 2006 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 7, 2017.