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RG 25. University Small / General Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 25
Record Group 25 consists of small collections related to the history of the University of Northern Iowa. Please note that similar materials are scattered throughout University Archives collections. It also includes a large collection of biographical files that have accumulated in University Archives.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files

Identifier: 25/09
Scope and Contents

The Biographical Information files consist of materials related to, produced by, and / or about University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff, and students throughout the institution's history. Types of materials include faculty biographical information, resumes, news clippings, obituaries, faculty publications, photographs, and more.

Please note that this collection is actively being processed. As more files become available publicly, they will be added to this finding aid.

Dates: Various dates

General UNI collections

Identifier: 25/08
Scope and Contents

This collection is an artificial collection comprised of various materials related to UNI. Some of the files existed as standalone collections before SC&UA staff organized them under the umbrella of “General UNI collections” title. The inventory goes into greater detail regarding each component of the collection.

Dates: 1874 - 2014

Gilchrist Hall Cornerstone Contents

Identifier: 25/07
Scope and Contents

After a fire destroyed the original Gilchrist Hall on May 12, 1972, on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, the cornerstone was recovered from the ruins. That cornerstone was opened on October 7, 1972, and the material noted below was discovered.

Dates: 1876-1972

North Central Association files

Identifier: 25/02
Scope and Contents The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) files contains reports, self-studies, surveys, and more, related to the NCA’s work with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in terms of accreditation and review. The materials date from 1936 to 2001. The files are a mix of external review from examiners sent by the NCA to visit and report on UNI and internal self-studies and profiles UNI made in preparation for these official visits. Some of the reviews focused on the...
Dates: 1936-2001

Orphans Home materials

Identifier: 25/01
Scope and Contents This series consists of four different individuals’ accounts of life in the Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home. The first individual, Nettie Collins Gordon, lived at the home for a few years and participated in an oral history on July 13, 1961, conducted by Dr. Paul Kelso, Coordinator of Counseling at the State College of Iowa (now the University of Northern Iowa). Her records include the oral history tape as well as correspondence between those who arranged the interview: Dr. A.E. Brown, SCI...
Dates: 1873-1961

Peat Marwick reports

Identifier: 25/04
Scope and Contents Boxes 1 through 3, and folders 1 and 2 of box 4 relate to the Iowa Board of Regents decision to contract with consulting firm KPMG Peat Marwick to perform a study of Regents institutions, including the University of Northern Iowa. This was designated as Phase II of a broad look at the Regents institutions and included many aspects of operations, policies, and procedures of the Board, UNI, and other Regents institutions. Specifically, the study considered financial operations, strategic...
Dates: 1988-1996

UNI memorabilia collection

Identifier: 25/06
Scope and Contents

The UNI memorabilia collection consists of items produced by the University of Northern Iowa for various events, occasions, student organizations, and more. Types of materials include pins, badges, ornaments, pens, magnets, etc. Please see the inventory for specific items.

Dates: 1921-2021

UNI-related reports, surveys, and evaluations

Identifier: 25/03
Scope and Contents

Please see the inventory for specific information regarding each report, survey, etc.

Dates: 1884-2010

UNI Teacher Education files

Identifier: 25/05
Scope and Contents

This collection contains reports and evaluations concerning the University of Northern Iowa’s teacher education program and accreditation. Files relate to both UNI’s undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Materials were created by UNI internally as well as external groups.

Dates: 1951-1984