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Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC)

  • The website was created by the staff of the UNI Museums as part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Center makes available diverse resources that support the study of the history of public education in Iowa. On the website, you will find information about an extensive collection of official records documenting Iowa's rural schools, photographic exhibits, a bibliography of reference materials with links to Internet resources, and descriptions of a rural school textbook collection and school memorabilia. 

Mission Statement: The Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC), of the University of Northern Iowa's Museums (currently administered by Rod Library), is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and dissemination of unique and rare materials relating to the rural school system and culture in Iowa and promotes the use of these materials by University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and the wider public. Through maintaining archival, historical, and research collections, oral histories, and programming, CHRIEC seeks to advance scholarship and further the educational, research, and service missions of the university.