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Germaine Mayer Blake papers

Identifier: IWA0271

Scope and Contents

The Germaine Mayer Blake papers date from 19481948 to 1997 and measure 1.7 linear feet. The papers are arranged in two series: Teaching materials and professional materials.

The Teaching materials series (1948-1997 and undated) contains lesson plans, learning activities, and educational materials for elementary school students. Also contained in this series is a collection of papers Blake wrote for children's education courses she took at the University of Northern Iowa during the late 1960s and early 1970s. These papers include the following: "Learning Styles of Children," "Problems of Reading 'Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development,''' "Providing for the Gifted Child," "The Art of Teaching," "Behavior Modification, Pavlovian Theory, Skinnerian Theory, Gestalt Theory," "Systematic Instruction of Learner Centered Programmed Paradigm," "Teaching Bright and Gifted Children," and "Life in the Netherlands: Education of the Slow Learner."

The Professional materials series (1953-1997, and undated) contains teaching contracts, classroom journals, teaching evaluations, faculty meeting notes, and materials from a variety of educational organizations, such as the Literary Leaders Reading Council.


  • 1948-1997


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

Germaine Mayer Blake was an elementary school teacher for over forty years. She worked for thirty-three years at the Catholic Visitation School in Stacyville, Iowa.


1.70 linear feet

1 audiocassette [AC531]<br>1 record album [RA1] other_unmapped


Elementary school teacher who taught for thirty-three years at the Catholic Visitation High School in Stacyville, Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 375) were donated by Germaine Mayer Blake in 1996 and 1997.

Related Materials

Debra Blake papers, Iowa Women's Archives

Debra Blake is the daughter of Germaine Blake.
Kristen Rasbach, 1997; John Williams-Searle, 2000.
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Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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