Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 12/4/4
Iowa State University

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Administrative Records, 1925-2003, undated


Descriptive summary

creator: Iowa State University. College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Department of Human Development and Family Studies
title: Administrative Records
dates: 1925-2003, undated
extent: 4.83 linear feet (11 document boxes and 1 half-document box)
collection number: RS 12/4/4
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Iowa State University, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Administrative Records, RS 12/4/4, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Abstract

The Department of Child Development was established in 1930 and provided courses for students who were interested in careers working with children and families. In 1990, the Department of Child Development merged with the Department of Family Environment to form the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. This collection includes departmental correspondence, reports, studies, staff handbooks, meeting minutes, and materials related to the construction of the Palmer Building.

 

Historical note

The Department of Child Development originated in 1924 as a sub-department of Household Administration within the Division of Home Economics. Lula Lancaster Bishop was hired to direct "child care and training" and she also oversaw the nursery school. The nursery school was organized in 1924 to serve the teaching and research needs of the department. In 1930, the Department of Child Development was established with its general responsibilities identified as college teaching, nursery school teaching research, supervision of infants in home management houses, and conferences with parents. The curriculum was designed to prepare students for professional work with children and their families. The name of the department was changed to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in 1990 when the Department merged with the Department of Family Environment.

In 2005, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences merged with the College of Education to form the College of Human Sciences. As of 2014, the Department is administered by the College of Human Sciences.

 

Collection description

This collection (1925-2003, undated) contains administrative records of the Iowa State University Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The materials include departmental correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and studies, staff handbooks and other materials related to the administration of the department.

 

Related materials

See also collections classified under the College of Human Sciences, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, RS 29/7.

 

Organization

This collection is arranged chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Child Development Department Facilities

1925-1967

1

2

Child Development Program of Study

1936-1958

1

3

World War Two Childcare Study, Ames, Iowa

1943

1

4

Departmental Objectives

1944-1961

1

5

Planning a Child Development Course for College Freshmen and Sophomores

1948

1

6

Graduate Committees: Minutes and Pamphlets

1954-1959

1

7

Interoffice Correspondence

1958-1985

1

8

Department of Child Development History

1960-1990

1

9

Continuing Education Committee: minutes

1963-1970

1

10

Demonstration Proposal: Child Development Department Educational Therapy

1964

14

6

History of Child Development at Iowa State

1968

14

8

Class Schedules

1968-1969

1

11

Graduate Committee Minutes

1972-1974

1

12

Correspondence

1972-1977

1

13

Child Development Department Goals, Objectives, Mission

1972-1986

1

14

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes (1 of 2)

1973-1980

2

1

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes (2 of 2)

1973-1980

12

12

50th Anniversary Celebration: Guest List

1974

12

13

50th Anniversary Celebration: Preparations

1974

12

14

50th Anniversary Celebration: Responses from Former Staff and Students (2 b/w photographs)

1974

2

2

Graduate Committee Minutes

1974-1977

2

3

Proposals

1975-1981

2

4

Graduate Committee Minutes

1977-1981

2

5

Review of Child Development/Human Development and Family Science Courses Associated with Guidance Content

1977-1995

2

8

Child Development Curriculum Committee Minutes

1978-1979

2

6

Child Development Training Program Forms

1978-1979

2

7

Child Development: Information Handouts and Governance Documents

1978-1979

2

9

Seminars Regarding Children

1979-1980

2

10

Child Development/Family Environment Merger Programs: Audiocassette and Pamphlets

1979-1985

2

11

Child Development Information Handbook and Governance Document

1980-1981

2

12

Irma Galejs, Child Development 525, "Theories and Research in Early Childhood Education"

1980-1985

3

1

The Family Day Care Home Resource Center Evaluation Report

1981

2

14

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1981-1982

2

13

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Document

1981-1982

2

15

Curriculum Development: minutes

1981-1983

3

2

Graduate Committee Minutes

1981-1983

3

4

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1982-1983

3

3

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Document

1982-1983

3

5-6

Long-Range Planning Committee

1982-1986

3

7-8

Teacher Licensure: Rules and Guidelines

1982-2000

3

9

Graduate Faculty Handbook

1983

4

1

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1983-1984

3

10

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Document

1983-1984

4

2

Graduate Committee Minutes

1983-1985

4

5

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1984-1985

4

3

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Document

1984-1985

4

4

Graduate Faculty Policy and Procedure Handbook

1984-1985

4

7

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1985-1986

4

6

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Document

1985-1986

4

9

Child Development Curriculum

1985-1987

4

8

Graduate Committee Minutes

1985-1987

5

1

Department Correspondence

1985-1990

5

3

Child Care Program Day Care Home Sponsor Conference

1986

5

2

Child Development Issues

1986

5

4

Child Development Objectives

1986

5

5

Child Development Retreat

1986

5

9

Week of the Young Child

1986

5

6

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1986-1987

5

7

Child Development Staff Roster

1986-1988

5

8

Department Strategic Planning

1986-1988

5

10

Child Development/Family Environment Joint Efforts

1987

5

13

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1987-1988

5

11

Child Development Five-Year Plan

1987-1988

5

12

Child Development: Information Handbook and Governance Documents

1987-1988

5

14

Undergraduate Child Development Club

1987-1989

5

15

Workload

1987-1995

5

16

Graduate Student Orientation Seminars

1987-2001

6

1

Departmental Questionnaire for Preliminary Review of Academic Program

1988

6

2

Five Year Plan

1988

6

3

Graduate News and Notes

1988

6

4

Mission Statement

1988

6

7

Summer Semester Graduation List

1988

6

8

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1988-1989

6

9-10

Early Childhood Education Interim Study Committee

1988-1989

6

12

Enrollment Numbers

1988-1989

6

11

Funding

1988-1989

6

5

New Notes

1988-1989

6

6

Professional Semester Coordinator Report

1988-1989

6

13

Graduate Committee Minutes

1988-1990

6

14

Child Development Coordinating Council: Minutes, Memorandums and Correspondence

1988-1999

7

2

Early Childhood Special Education/Child Development Response Related to Formation of an Exceptional Education Department

1989

7

1

External Review: Correspondence and Reports

1989

6

15

Faculty Advisory Committee: Minutes

1989

7

3

Child Development Faculty Memorandums and Minutes

1989-1990

7

4

Governance Structure: Notes and Correspondence

1989-1990

7

5

Department Correspondence

1990

7

6

Faculty Minutes

1990

7

9

Listing of Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Faculty

1990

7

7

Human Development and Family Studies Memorandums and Minutes

1990-1991

7

8

Information Handbook and Governance Document

1990-1991

7

10

Department Correspondence

1991

7

11

Human Development and Family Studies Employee Listings

1991

8

1

Child Development Faculty Memos and Minutes

1991-1992

7

13

Human Development and Family Studies Minutes

1991-1992

7

12

Strategic Planning

1991-1992

8

2

Evaluation Reports and Human Development and Family Studies Department

1991-1997

8

3

Budget

1991-1999

8

4

Early Childhood Education

1991-1999

8

5

Degree Programs

1991-2001

8

6

Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Reports

1992

8

7-8

Department Correspondence

1992-1993

8

11

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1992-1993

8

10

Faculty Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes

1992-1993

8

12

Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Memos and Minutes

1992-1993

8

9

Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Faculty Meetings: Minutes

1992-1993

8

13

Student Performance Outcome Measures Report

1992-1995

8

14

Correspondence

1993

9

1

Governance Task Force: Reports

1993

9

4

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1993-1994

9

2-3

Departmental Correspondence

1993-1994

9

5-6

Pre-Planning Details for Palmer Building

1993-2000

9

8

Department Correspondence

1994

9

7

Faculty Meeting Minutes

1994

9

10

Seminar: "Kidspaces: Promoting Self-Determination Among Children with Special Needs"

1994

9

9

Graduate Faculty: Correspondence and Notes

1994-1996

10

2

Academic Advising Program

1995

10

3

Career Services

1995

10

4

Department Correspondence

1995

9

11

Faculty Meeting Minutes

1995

9

12

Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1995

9

13-14

Self-Study Program Review

1995

12

15

Strategic Plan, 1995-2000

1995

10

1

The State of the Department: Reports

1995

10

6

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: Minutes

1995-1996

10

5

Department Committees

1995-1997

10

7

Preliminary Policy

1995-1997

10

8

Strategic Plan

1995-2001

13

1

Department Building Needs Survey

1996

10

9

Department Correspondence

1996

10

12

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1996

10

13

Human Development and Family Studies Meeting Minutes

1996

13

2

Palmer HDFS Facility Site: Visit Itineraries

1996

10

10

Proposals for Programs and Courses

1996

10

11

Retreats

1996

10

14

Administrative Structure

1996-1999

10

15

Department Correspondence

1997

13

3

Palmer Building Conference Memos

1997

10

16

Human Development and Family Studies Meeting Minutes

1997-1998

13

5-7

Palmer Building Construction Plans, Preliminary

1997-1998

13

4

Preliminary Palmer Building Correspondence

1997-1998

10

16

Catalog Changes: Correspondence and Notes

1997-1999

10

17

Committee Assignments

1997-2001

10

18-19

Self-Study and Program Review

1997-2003

10

20

Department Correspondence

1998

11

2

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1998

13

10

Palmer Building Construction Photographs (11 4x6 color)

1998

11

1

Suggestion for Change to Human Development and Family Studies Governance Document

1998

11

3

Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1998-1999

11

4

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Course Listings

1998-2001

11

6

Department Correspondence

1999

11

5

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1999

11

7

Graduate Faculty

1999

11

8

Human Development and Family Studies Promotion and Tenure Committee

1999

13

12

Palmer Building Construction Photographs (20 4x6 color)

1999

13

11

Palmer Building Construction Photographs (9 4x6 color)

1999

11

10

America Reads, America Counts: Correspondence, Notes, and Promotional Materials

1999-2000

11

9

Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

1999-2000

14

1

Palmer Building Construction: Correspondence

1999-2000

14

2

Palmer Building Construction: Monthly Meeting Agendas

1999-2000

14

3

Palmer Building Appliance Plans

2000

14

4

Palmer Building Furniture Plans

2000

13

9

Palmer Building Furniture Purchase Justification: Correspondence

2000

14

5

Palmer Building Move-In: Correspondence

2000

13

8

Palmer Building Office Plans

2000

11

11

Palmer Human Development and Family Studies Building Dedication: Correspondence, News Clippings, and Notes

2000

11

12

Iowa State University Alumni Meetings

2000-2001

11

13

Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

2000-2003

11

14

Second Ad Hoc Art Committee (Palmer): Correspondence

2001

11

15

Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Meeting Minutes

2002-2003

12

1

A Proposed Regional Cooperative Research Project in Family Life

undated

12

2

Botany Hall: Child Development Classrooms

undated

12

3

Certificates of Recognition for Employees

undated

12

5

Department Description

undated

12

4

Department Executive Officer (DEO) Nomination and Review Process

undated

12

6

Early Childhood Education: Action Planning Worksheet

undated

14

7

"History of Child Development," by Edith Sunderlin

undated

12

7

Infant Care

undated

12

8

Outreach Section

undated

12

9

Response to Technical Review Questions

undated

12

10

Staff Training

undated

12

11

Training Site and Material Resources

undated