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Ernest Horn Papers

Identifier: RG99.0223

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Scope and Contents

The Ernest Horn Papers reflect his research and publications in geography, history, and other social science education  spelling, and vocabulary. Organizations prominently represented include the American Historical Association Commission on the Social Studies, the Canada - United States Committee on Education, the University of Iowa University Elementary School, and other schools where Horn studied or taught. Correspondents include Charles A. Beard (letters currently cataloged as Special Collections manuscripts), Madeline Darrough Horn, and University of Iowa education deans and presidents.


  • Creation: 1902-1968


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This collection is open for research.

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26.00 Linear Feet


University of Iowa professor of education, 1917-1952. Founder of the University Elementary School.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. and Mrs. Horn in 1967 and 1968. Processed by Debra Neal in 1984 and Earl M. Rogers in May 1996. Guide posted to the Internet in 2000; updated January 2008.

Related Materials

Stein, Frances Jordan. "Ernest Horn's Ideas on Education within the Context of the Progressive Education Movement in America." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1973. It contains a bibliography of Horn?s publications, compiled by Thelma Peterson and later extended by Lloyd L. Smith. Folder, "Horn, Ernest," in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003) Kaufmann, S tephen Richard. "Choosing the Middle Way: Ernest Horn's Contribution to the Commission on the Social Studies in the Schools." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1983. Records of the University Schools (RG09.0007.001)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242