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LouCelle Nelson Fertik papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA1084

Scope and Contents

The LouCelle Nelson Fertik papers date from 1999 and measure 0.25 linear inches. They are housed in the SCVF. The papers contain newspaper clippings about Fertik's time as a "teacher-traveler."


  • Creation: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

LouCelle Nelson Fertik was born in 1923 on a family farm near Eagle Grove, Iowa. She completed her Bachelor's in Music from St. Olaf and Master's in Musci Education from the Teacher's College at Columbia University. She was a music teacher for many years and embarked on overseas teaching career in 1952. She worked in the Army Dependents' School in Tokyo, Japan for two years before transferring to Heidelberg Army Dependents’ School in Heidelberg, Germany. Returning to the States, she served as a vocal music instructor at Roslyn High school in NY from 1959 until 1978. She capped off her extraordinary career traveling to Mussoorie, India, where she spent 1978-1982 teaching students from over 30 countries at Woodstock School, an international Christian school nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Fertik moved back to the midwest in 2012. She died on Feburary 17, 2013.


0.25 linear inches

Language of Materials



Life-long teacher who taught in Iowa, Tokyo, Japan, Heidelberg, Germany, and Mussoorie, India.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 657) were donated by LouCelle Nelson Fertik in 1999.

Emma Barton-Norris
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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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