Online Bookshelf

The online bookshelf contains links to rural school related reference materials from around the Internet. These resources are free to browse and (in most cases) to download. Titles are listed alphabetically below; entries with an asterisk are available in both physical and online formats. A-D, E-K, L-Q, R, S-Z


A - D
- Addresses Delivered at the Opening of the Iowa State Agricultural College, March 17, 1869 - Iowa Agricultural College, 1869
- Agronomy, Principles and Practices - Laurence Frederick Graber and Henry Lawrence Ahlgren, 1946
- American Journal of Education
      - Volume 1, 1826
      - Volume 1, Number 1, 1830
      - Volume 2, 1877
      - Volume 5, 1880
- The American Rural School: Its Characteristics, Its Future and Its Problems - Harold Waldstein Foght, 1910
- The American State Normal School: An Instrument of Great Good - Christine A. Ogren, 2005
- Among Country Schools - O. J. Kern, 1906
- Analytic Survey of State Courses of Study for Rural Elementary Schools – Charles Myron Reinoehl, 1923*
- The Annals of the American Institute of Instruction Being a Record of Its Doings for 54 Years, 1830-1883 - Chas. Northend, 1884
- As The Twig is Bent: A Rural School Drama - Estelle Cook, 1917
- The Beginnings of Agricultural Education in Midwestern Rural Schools, 1895-1915 - Audrey Renee Shoemaker, 2010
- Better Rural Schools - George Herbert Betts and Otis Earle Hall, 1914
- Biennial Report of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction
      - 1856-1857
      - 1883-1885
      - 1885-1887
      - 1899-1901
      - 1901-1903
      - 1903-1906
      - 1905-1906
      - 1906-1910
      - 1908-1910
      - 1910-1912
      - 1912-1914
      - 1914-1916
      - 1918-1920
- Bulletin of the Board on Secondary School Relations: The Accredited High School - Iowa State Board of Education, 1911
- Comparative Study of City School Attendance and Rural School Attendance - Earnest Wilder Fellows, 1912
- The Consolidated Rural School - Louis W. Rapeer, 1920
- Consolidated Rural Schools and the Motor Truck - 1920
- Conditions and Needs of Iowa Rural Schools - John F. Riggs, 1905
- Country Life and the Country School - Mabel Carney, 1912*
- Country Schools for Iowa - Camilla Deiber and Peggy Beedle, 2002*
- A Course of Study for the Preparation of Rural School Teachers - Fred Mutchler and W. J. Craig, 1912
- Democracy's College: The Land-Grant Movement in the Formative State - Earle Dudley Ross, 1942

E - K
- Early American Textbooks, 1775-1900 – Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 1985*
- Early Schools in Two Townships of Black Hawk County, Iowa – William H. Dreier, 1993*
- Economy, Efficiency, and Equality: The Myths of Rural School and District Consolidation – Jonathan P. Sher and Rachel B. Tompkins, 1976*
- Educational Achievements of Eight Grade Pupils in One-Rooms Rural and Graded Town Schools – Clarence C. Martens, 1954*
- The Evolution of Dodd's Sister: A Tragedy of Everyday Life - Charlotte Whitney Eastman, 1897
- Exercises in Manual Training for the Rural Schools - John Ross Slacks, 1917
- Farm School Children: An Investigation of Rural Child Life in Selected Areas of Iowa - Bird T. Baldwin, Eva A. Fillmore, and Lora Hadley, 1930
- Future Farmer Chapter Management - Herbert McNee Hamlin, 1936
- The Geography of Iowa - Alison E. Aitchison, 1936
- Health Essentials for Rural School Children - Dr. Thomas D. Wood, 1916
- Higher Education in Iowa – Leonard F. Parker, 1893*
- History of Benton County, Iowa – 1878*
- History of Education in Iowa - Clarence Ray Aurner, 1914-1920
      - Volume 1
      - Volume 2
      - Volume 3
      - Volume 4
      - Volume 5
- A History of Education in Missouri – Claude A Phillips, 1911*
- A History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
      - Volume 1, The Pioneer Period
      - Volume 2, The Civil War
      - Volume 3, 1866-1903
      - Volume 4, Iowa Biography
- A History of Public Permanent Public School Funds in the United States, 1795-1905, "Iowa" - Fletcher Harper Swift, 1911
- A History of the McGuffey Readers – Harry H. Vail, 1911
- A History of the People of Iowa - Cyrenus Cole, 1921
- How to Organize, Classify and Teach a Country School – William Michael Welch, 1887*
- Hughes' Common School Branches in a Nutshell – Josiah Hughes, 1920
- The Hygiene of Rural Schools - Taliaferro Clark, 1914
- The Improvement of Rural Schools - Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1912
- Iowa Farm Letters: Correspondence of John and Sarah Kenyon, Delaware County, and Ephraim G. Fairchild, Jones County, 1857-1865 – 2003*
- The Iowa Normal Monthly
      - Volume 1, 1877-1878
      - Volume 2, 1878-1879
      - Volume 3, 1879-1880
      - Volume 4, 1880-1881
      - Volume 5, 1881-1882
      - Volume 6, 1882-1883
      - Volume 7, 1883-1884
      - Volume 8, 1884-1885
      - Volume 9, 1885-1886
      - Volume 10, 1886-1887
      - Volume 11, 1887-1888
      - Volume 12, 1888-1889
- Iowa School Officers' Manual of School Laws, 1917-1919 - Iowa Department of Public Instruction, 1917
- Iowa's Consolidated Schools - George A. Brown, 1922
- "Is There Life in Town After the Death of the High School? or High Schools and the Populations of Midwest Towns" – William H. Dreier and Willis Goudy, 1994

L - Q
- Latta's Seat Work Suggestions – John Stephen (J.S.) Latta, 1920
- "Less corn and more culture:" vocal music activities in Iowa's rural schools and neighborhoods, 1900-1940 – Erin Anne Kaufman, 2013
- Lessons on the Use of the School Library for Rural Schools, State Graded Schools, Village and City Grades – O.S. Rice, 1915*
- Letters to the Farm Boy - Henry A. Wallace, 1900
- Library Manual for the Public Schools of Iowa - Agnes Samuelson, 1927
- Living and Learning in a Rural School - Genevieve Bowen, 1944
- McGuffey's Eclectic Primer – William Holmes McGuffey, 1881
- McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879
- McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader – William Holmes McGuffey, 1879*
- Methods of Teaching in Town and Rural Schools – Elmer L. Ritter and L.A. Sheperd, 1950*
- Modern Education in the Small Rural School - Kate V. Woffard, 1938
- New Ideals in Rural Schools - George Herbert Betts, 1913
- The New McGuffey First Reader – William Holmes McGuffey
- The New McGuffey Fourth Reader – William Holmes McGuffey
- Old-time Schools and School Books - Clifton Johnson, 1904
- Old textbooks: spelling, grammar, reading, arithmetic, geography, American history, civil government, physiology, penmanship, art, music, as taught in the common schools from colonial days to 1900 - John A. Nietz, 1961
- The Physical Care of Rural School Children - Taliaferrow Clark, 1916
- Planning for School District Organization in Iowa – Ralph D. Purdy, Great Plains School District Organization Project, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1968*
- A Possible Intermediate Step in Reorganization of Rural Education in Iowa - Barton Morgan and W. H. Lancelot, 1936
- Principles of Rural School Administration – Julian Edward Butterworth, 1926*
- Prize Designs for Rural School Buildings - Frederick W. Coburn, 1901
- Proceedings of the First National Conference on Rural School Consolidation - 1920
- "Progressive Era Rural Reform: Creating Standard Schools in the Midwest" - William L. Sherman and Paul Theobald, 2001

R
- A Real Country Teacher: The Story of Her Work – Jessie Field, 1922*
- Recollections of a New England Educator 1838-1908 – William A. Mowry, 1908*
- Regulations for Standardizing the Common Schools - P.E. McClenahan, 1921
- Reorganization of the Dallas County School Districts - Willard Hubert Johnson, 1952
- Report of the Committee of Twelve on Rural Schools Appointed at the Meeting of the National Education Association, July 9, 1895 - 1897
- Report on Radio Activities of Iowa Colleges and Universities - Walter Irving Griffith, 1935
- Rural Life and Education - Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1914
- Rural Life and the Rural School - Joseph Kennedy, 1915
- Rural School Agriculture: Exercises for Use with any Textbook of Agriculture, or Without a Textbook - Charles W. Davis, 1907
- The Rural School and Hookworm Disease - John Atkinson Ferrell, 1914
- The Rural School and the Community: A Study of the Methods and Application of the Social Survey - by Howard T. Lewis, 1918
- The Rural School as Community Center - B. H. Crocheron, Jessie Field, F. W. Howe, E. C. Bishop, A. B. Graham, O. J. Kern, and M. T. Scudder, 1911
- The Rural School from Within - Marion G. Kirkpatrick, 1917
- The Rural School in the United States - John Couluter Hockenberry, 1908
- The Rural School: It's Methods and Management - Horace M. Culter and Julie M. Stone, 1913*
- The Rural School Library: Its Conditions, Functions, and Possibilities - Marie Amna Newberry, 1914
- The Rural School Lunch - Nellie Wing Farnsworth, 1916
- Rural School Management - William Albert Wilkinson, 1917*
- Rural School Methods – Elmer L. Ritter and Alta L. Wilmarth, 1925*
- Rural School Supervision - Katherine M. Cook and A. C. Monahan, 1916
- A Rural Social Survey of Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Iowa - 1920
- The Rural School Teacher and His Work: In Community Leadership, In School Administration and In His Mastery of School Subjects - Harold Waldstein Foght, 1917
- Rural Education and the Consolidated School - Julius Bernhard Arp, 1920
- Rural School Architecture - 1880
- Rural Schoolhouses and Grounds - Fletcher B. Dresslar, 1914
- A Rural Social Survey of Lone Tree Township, Clay County, Iowa – George H. Von Tungeln and W. A. Brindley, 1920
- A Rural Social Survey of Orange Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa – George H. Von Tungeln, W. A. Brindley, and Horace Boies Hawthorn, 1918

S - Z
- School Architecture: A Treatise for the Use of Architects and Others – Edmund March Wheelwright, 1901*
- School Architecture; or Contributions to the Improvement of School-houses in the United States - Henry Barnard, 1850
- A School Building Program for Cedar Rapids, Iowa - State University of Iowa College of Education and Extension Division, 1924
- School Laws of Iowa - 1897
- School Laws of Iowa from the Code of 1873 – J. Knoepfler, 1892*
- A School Plant Program for Davenport, Iowa - State University of Iowa College of Education and Extension Division, 1925
- The Sheldall School - Nehemias Tjernagel, 1931*
- Social Surveys of Three Rural Townships in Iowa - Paul Skeels Pierce, 1917
- A Study of Rural School Conditions in Ohio - Superintendent of Public Instruction, Columbus, Ohio, 1920
- A Study of the Extension Service in Agriculture and Home Economics in Iowa - Jay Brownlee Davidson, 1933
- Successful Teaching in Rural Schools - Marvin S. Pittman, 1922
- Suggestions and Plans for Iowa Schoolhouses and Grounds – Melvin R. Fayram, 1915*
- Suggestions for Teaching Primary Reading and Phonics – J.E. Cundy, 1919
- A Survey of Out-of-School Rural Youth in Iowa - James Abel Starrak, 1935
- A Syllabus for the Study of American History in the High Schools of Iowa - P.E. McClenahan, 1921
- Tales from Kentucky One-Room School Teachers - William Lynwood Montell, 2011
- The Teacher and Parent: A Treastie Upon Common-School Education - Chas. Northend, 1878
- Teaching Agriculture in Rural and Graded Schools – Edward Charles Bishop, R.K. Farrar, Milton Henry Hoffman, 1913*
- Teaching Beginners in a Rural School - Clara O. Wilson, 1942
- Teaching in Rural Schools - Thomas Jackson Woofter, 1917
- The Training of Teachers for the Rural Schools - Arthur E. Bennett, 1910
- The Twentieth-Century Rural School - E. E. Davis, 1920
- Uncle Henry's Letters to the Farm Boy - Henry A. Wallace, 1906
- A Uniform Child Accounting System for the State of Iowa - Iowa State Education Association. Educational Council, 1927
- Vocational Agriculture in the High School - W.F. Stewart, 1920
- Vocational Homemaking Education: Some Problems and Proposals - David Snedden, 1919
- The Wilson Bulletin for Librarians
      - Volume 1, 1914-1922
      - Volume 1, Number 2, 1915
      - Volume 1, Number 15, 1919
      - Volume 1, Number 21, 1920
      - Volume 2, 1922-1925
- Who Taught the First School in Iowa, and When and Where? – Theodore S. Parvin, January 1889*
- The Work of the Rural School - Joseph D. Eggleston and Robert W. Bruere, 1913