Willard R. Hansen Papers, 1971-1981

Collection Overview

Title: Willard R. Hansen Papers, 1971-1981

Record Series: MsC-26

Record Group:


Creator: Willard R. Hansen

Date: 1971-1981

Extent: 8 boxes (3.13 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:

Materials were first donated to SC&UA by William Hansen in 1981.

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 Willard R. Hansen Papers, Manuscript Record Series MsC-26, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Willard R. Hansen (b. 1931) sold real estate and insurance in his native Cedar Falls.  He served two terms in the House and two terms in the Senate of the Iowa General Assembly before retiring from the legislature in 1981 to work as a lobbyist for a contractors' association.  

Scope and Content

The papers in this collection concern Hansen's work with education legislation during his years in the General Assembly.  Boxes 1-3 contain publications and reports dealing with education with emphasis on educational financing and Iowa education.  Boxes 4-8 include correspondence, memos, clippings, reports, and notes dealing with Hansen's experience with Iowa education legislation.  Of special importance is material concerning Area Education Agencies (A.E.A.) and special education.



Folder 1: Profile of Region VII - Educational Programs, 1976

Folder 2: Dollars and Sense, 1976

Folder 3: "Bakke and Beyond" seminar, 1978

Folder 4: Iowa 2000 - Final Report

Folder 5: DPI - Bills of 66th General Assembly, 1975

Folder 6:Texas Weighted Pupil Study, 1973

Folder 7: Analysis of the Process & Methodology of a School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 8: Study of the Planning and Coordination of Postsecondary Education in Iowa, 1973

Folder 9: Financing Education Programs for Handicapped Children, 1972

Folder 10: State Legislatures & American Education


Folder 1: Iowa School Foundation Plan, 1973

Folder 2: Major School Finance Changes in 1973

Folder 3: Selected Data on Iowa Public Schools, 1972

Folder 4: Financing Iowa Schools, 1973

Folder 5: Facts About Iowa Schools, 1974

Folder 6: Options for Financing - Special Education

Folder 7: Special Education in the States, 1974

Folder 8: Chronically Disruptive & Emotionally Disturbed Children in Iowa Public Schools

Folder 9: Assessment of the Tax & Expenditure Equity..., 1976

Folder 10: Analysis of the Process & Methodology of the Delaware School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 11: Description & Analysis of the Process & Methodology of the Delaware School Finance Study, 1973

Folder 12: School Finance Litigation 

Folder 13: School Finance Reform in 1973

Folder 14: Practical Problems of Studying School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 15: Strategies & Tactics for Achieving State School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 16: Future Directions for School Finance Reform, 1973

Folder 17: Proposed Rules for A.E.A. media centers, 1974

Folder 18: Guide to Educationally Related Organizations in Iowa, 1973


Folder 1: Small high school report & statistics, 1974

Folder 2: Improving Education for Iowans, 1971

Folder 3: Truesdell Reports


Folder 1: P.U.R.E.

Folder 2: I.S.E.A

Folder 3: Education - Historical & Pre-Legislative

Folder 4: Ethics Education

Folder 5: Gallup Polls on Education

Folder 6: Gifted & Talented Education

Folder 7: School funds from overweight truck fines

Folder 8: Special Education

Folder 9: Teacher Dismissal

Folder 10: Pre-School


Folder 1: Truancy & Dropouts

Folder 2: Education Finance Formula

Folder 3: School Aid Bill, 1975

Folder 4: School Aid, 1975

Folder 5: A.E.A. Study Committee

Folder 6: Education Committee, 1979-1980


Folder 1: Education of Handicapped Children

Folder 2: Postsecondary Education - reports & bills, 1973

Folder 3: A.E.A. - Intermediate Unit

Folder 4: A.E.A. - Special Education

Folder 5: Special Education - Intermediate

Folder 6: Education - Postsecondary

Folder 7: Education - Reorganization


Folder 1: A.E.A. Study Committee

Folder 2: Education Committee

Folder 3: School Aid Computer Run, 1978-1979


Folder 1: School Aid, 1975

Folder 2: Cost of Education Index, 1973-1974

Folder 3: A.E.A. - Intermediate Unit

Folder 4: Teacher Dismissal

Folder 5: Teacher Salaries

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson.  Prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, January 2015; updated, January 30, 2015 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 9, 2017.