Architectural Historian and Research Archaeologist
B.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa 1991
Research interests: antebellum sites in the Midwest, the textile industry, transportation and railroad building throughout the Midwest, public archaeology and early to mid-twentieth century architectural trends in Iowa.
Maria F. Schroeder serves as both an Architectural Historian and Research Archaeologist. Over the last 20 years Maria has been a member of several research teams conducting multiple context studies, including a National Register study of pre-1948 arterial highways in Iowa resulting in the 2009 publication, Iowa’s Historic Automobile Roads. Maria, along with now-retired OSA staff Carl Merry and Marlin Ingalls, received the National Council on Public History 2011 NCHP Excellence in Consulting Group Award for the project. She has conducted Phase I, II, and III archaeological work in Iowa, Michigan, and Arizona.