Guide to the Karen Goodenow papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1980-1993
Creator: Goodenow, Karen (1938-)
Extent: 1.00 linear inch.
Collection Number: IWA0233
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Elementary and high school teacher who has served on local and state boards of education.

Administrative Information

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The papers are open for research.

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

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 320) were donated by Karen Goodenow in 1995.

Preferred Citation: Karen Goodenow papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

Biographical Note

Karen Kolbe Goodenow, an educator, was born on January 26, 1938 in Carroll, Iowa, and raised in Lakeview, Iowa. She received her B.S. degree from Drake University. An elementary school teacher, she served on numerous boards and task forces at the local, state, and national level. Karen Goodenow lived in Wall Lake, Iowa, for twenty five years before moving to Okoboji.

Goodenow served on the Wall Lake School Board, the Iowa State Board of Education, and the Board of the National State Boards of Education. She also served as a site evaluator in 1989 for the United States Department of Education for the "Secondary School Recognition Program." Goodenow is a member of the Drake Board of Governors and the Iowa Public Television Foundation Board. She was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa International Development Foundation, and served from 1990 to 1995. She is also active in Dickinson County Republican Women.

Content Description

The Karen Goodenow papers date from 1980 to 1993 and measure 1 linear inch.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Personal Names:
Goodenow, Karen, 1938-


Women in education
Educational change
School boards
State boards of education
Educational evaluation

School board members

Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa
United States -- Iowa -- Wall Lake

Genre/Form of Materials:
Personal papers

Teachers and Teaching