Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Papers, 1952-ca. 2004

Collection Overview

Title: Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Papers, 1952-ca. 2004

Record Series: MsC-33

Record Group:


Creator: Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Date: 1952-ca. 2004

Extent: 27 boxes (11.259 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:

Association Archivist Ruth Johnson collected most of these papers during the 1990s from association officers and members. She brought them in batches to Rod Library Special Collections and arranged them there.

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.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the  Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance collection, 1952-ca. 2004, Manuscript Record Series MsC-33, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

Most material is arranged chronologically within categories. But it seemed wise to keep certain material, such as president's books, intact.

The collection is strong in records relating to association publications and public programming. Material relating to girls' and women's athletic associations is also noteworthy.

The IAHPERD website contains additional information.



Box 1

Iowa association journals, October 1952-October 1966

Box 2

Iowa association journals, January 1967-Fall 1979

Box 3

Iowa association journals, Spring 1980-Fall 1992

Box 4

Iowa association journals, Spring 1993-Fall 2000

Box 5

Iowa association newsletters, 1972-

Box 6

Folder 1: A brief history of the Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1921-1952, by Jean Bontz and Roscoe Abbett (1952);

Folder 2: The history of the Middle West Society of Physical Education, by Mabel Lee (1963);

Folder 3: The history of the Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, by Mabel Lee (1967);

Folder 4: "Continued Reports" on IAHPERD history, 1952- ;

Folder 5: Membership lists and reports, 1952- ; (with gaps)

Box 7

Folder 1: Constitution--IAPHERD; AAHPER Handbook for State Association Officers, c. 1959

Folder 2: Operating code, 1970, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1993, 2005 (on cd-rom),

Box 8

Iowa association annual reports, 1973-1974 through 1982-1983

Box 9

Iowa association financial records

Box 10

Iowa association annual reports, 1983-1984 through 1990-1991

Box 11

Iowa association annual reports, 1991-1992 through 1998-1999

Box 12

Iowa association annual reports, 1999-2000 through-

Box 13

AAHPERD President's Elect Conference, Washington D.C., June 1-5, 1990

Box 14

Folder 1: Iowa association convention sites and attendance report

Folder 2: Convention programs, reports, and financial records, 1958-1984

Box 15

Iowa association convention programs, reports, and financial records, 1985-1998

Box 16

Iowa association convention programs, reports, and financial records, 1999-

Box 17

Legislative Council minutes, 1954-2004

Box 18

Folder 1: List of Iowa association presidents, including some photos, 1934-

Folder 2: Teachers of the Year photos, 1979-

Folder 3: Group photos

Folder 4: Honor award rosters, citations, and photos, 1974-

Folder 5: Necrology reports

Folder 6: Unidentified photos

Box 19

Folder 1: Nominating Committee files and election results

Folder 2: Legislative Advisory Committee files, 1955-1984

Folder 3: Officer and committee rosters, 1952-

 Box 20

Folder 1: Archives Committee files

Folder 2: Vitae of significant persons

Folder 3: Executive director duties and services

Folder 4: Files relating to Jan Beran, Jean Bontz, Betty Emrich, Ruth Johnson, Virginia Lohmiller, and Betty Toman

Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence from Ruth Johnson, Jan Beran, Betty Emrich, Betty Toman, and Allan Rupnow

Box 21

FLOW machine correspondence and records; financial reports and records, 1956-

Box 22

Folder 1: Ruth Ann Meyer correspondence and papers

Folder 2: Correspondence, mainly from association presidents, 1966-1988

Box 23

Folder 1: Sandy Thede papers

Folder 2: Bev Kukowski papers

Folder 3: Thomas M. Davis notebook

Box 24

Folder 1: Mental retardation

Folder 2: Men's section

Folder 3: Editorial Committee files, 1964-1970

Folder 4: Caravan

Folder 5: Lake Shore wellness

Folder 6: Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart

Folder 7: Public relations and promotional material

Folder 8: National Youth Fitness Conference, 1984

Box 25

Folder 1: Professional preparation, 1957-1984

Folder 2: Projects

Folder 3: Research

Folder 4: Scholarship

Folder 5: History of Iowa High School Athletic Directors, 1968-1980

Folder 6: Legislative Committee files

Folder 7: Fitness Day

Folder 8: Position papers

Box 26

Folder 1: Division for Girls and Women's Sports files, 1966-1976

Folder 2:  Iowa Association for Girls and Women in Sports, 1977-1979

Box 27

Folder 1: Iowa Association for Girls and Women in Sports, 1980-1992

Folder 2: National Division of Girls and Women's Sports files, 1973-1976, 1993

Folder 3: Girls' Recreation Association history and files

Folder 4: 2004 Annual Conference

Processing Information

Papers collected and processed by Association Archivist Ruth Johnson; Web coding of finding aid by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 2001; modified: May 6, 2015 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.