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Iowa Board of Regents records

Identifier: 01/01/01

Scope and Contents

The Iowa Board of Regents Records consists of records primarily related to the governance of the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), though materials related to the other Regents institutions are also included. The collection is divided into three series. The first series is administrative files, including reports, proposals, strategic plans, and financial records, such as committee minutes and budgetary information. The second series, Programs and Ephemera, contains programs, announcements, and more. The are also files from the Council of Provosts dating from the mid-2000s. Please see each series’ inventories for more information.


  • 1876-2016

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Iowa Board of Regents was created in 1909 as the State Board of Education, with the purpose of managing Iowa’s three higher education public institutions. This included the State University of Iowa, the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and the Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa). Later, institutions brought under the Board’s oversight were the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. Its name changed to the Iowa Board of Regents in 1955.


18.47 Linear Feet (37 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository