One Room School Resources


Else, Barb and Dave.  For all the Small Schools:  A Photographic Pursuit of Iowa's Forgotten Schools.  Pella, Iowa: The Write Place, 2014.

Engstrom, Dorothy Kessler, Ph.D.  Iowa's Rural Settlement: Shaped by Railroads and a System of Rural Schools.  Adapted from Iowa's Rural School System: A Lost Treasure by Sandra Kessler Host.  Odebolt, Iowa: Rural Legacy Project, 2011, 2014.

Engstrom, Dorothy Kessler, Ph.D.  Instructional Guide for the Video Chapter Documentary:  Iowa's Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools 1870-1900.  The author, 2017.

Host, Sandra Kessler.  A New Look at Iowa One-Room Schools.  The author, 2015.

Host, Sandra Kessler.  Iowa History of the One Room School 1870-1950.  Odebolt, Iowa: Iowa Rural Schools Museum - Rural Legacy Project, 2016.

Sherman, William L., ed.  Iowa's Country Schools: Landmarks of Learning.  Iowa State Education Assoc. and Mid-Prairie Books, 1998.

University of Northern Iowa Rural School Collections includes image gallery