Louis G. Romano Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Romano, Louis G.
Louis G. Romano
1970-1974, 1997
0.1 Cubic feet

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Louis G. Romano was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1921. He earned his B.S. (1943) from Milwaukee State Teachers College and his M.S. (1948) and Ph.D. (1955) from the University of Wisconsin. He was a teacher and administrator in Shorewood, Wisconsin for 18 years, and superintendent in Wilmette, Illinois for 2 years.

He joined the MSU faculty in September 1966 as an associate professor in Educational Administration and was promoted to professor in 1971. Romano was sent to Okinawa by the U.S. Department of Defense to initiate the Individually Guided Education program. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1991.

Romano published six professional books and over 100 children’s books, including Gertie the Duck. He was the founder of the Michigan Association of Middle School Educators and the National Association of Middle School Educators. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa. Romano passed away in 2013.

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Scope and Content

The Louis G. Romano papers contain a letter and a report about the Individually Guided Education program (1970-1974) implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense Schools in Okinawa, Japan. The report includes a description of the program, the teaching staff, photographs as well as information about Okinawa. The final section contains reflections by the principal of the elementary school, Mary H. Muehring.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2014

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Overseas Dependents Schools (United States. Department of Defense).


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Okinawa Island (Japan)

Personal Name(s)

  • Meuhring, Mary H.
  • Romano, Louis G.


  • Education -- Study and teaching
  • Education, Elementary

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Letter to UAHC June 21, 1997 

F.D. 1

Report on Individually Guided Education, Pacific DOD Schools, Okinawa, Japan, 1970-1974 1970-1974 

F.D. 1