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Theatre UNI Files

Identifier: 14/06/03

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a wealth of information about Theatre UNI. This includes administrative and financial aspects, promotional posters, sheet music, phonograph records, reel-to-reel tapes, programs, touring productions, news clippings, minutes of meetings, historical information about both Theatre UNI and Strayer-Wood Theatre, and CDs with photos, logos, marketing, and audio visual material.


  • c. 1939-2012


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Technical Access

Boxes 36-43 contain VHS tapes and CDs which require special playback equipment for access and use.

General Use, Reproduction, and Copyright Policies

Many items housed in the Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives, including unpublished images and manuscripts, may be protected by copyright, publication rights, trademarks, or model release rights which the library does not own and for which the library cannot grant permission or licensing. Materials currently under copyright are usually still available for research and limited reproduction under Fair Use laws. However, it is the sole responsibility of the patron to determine whether or not their use of a given material falls within Fair Use guidelines and to obtain permission for said use from the rightful copyright owner. If you are unsure where to begin, please consult the Copyright LibGuide. Please note that it is not the library's responsibility to locate or contact copyright holders for a patron, and neither the library nor library employees are responsible for copyright violations of the materials to which they facilitate research access.

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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 ยง 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.


61.16 Linear Feet (43 boxes)

3.58 Linear Feet (oversize folder)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

**Note: the contents of Boxes 32-34 arrived in the University Archives from the Theatre UNI office in 2004. That shipment also included programs and material relating to specific productions. The program-specific material has been integrated into the program boxes listed above.**

Processing Information

Overall finding aid updated by Keegan Little, May 2018. Boxes 22-24 list marked up by Susan Basye, Special Collections and University Archives, December 1998. Revised in April 2000 and January 2006 by Gail Briddle; April 2015 by Joy Lynn. The list of production videotapes in Boxes 31-36 was processed and arranged by Student Assistant Nicholas Jordan, February 2014. Updated by University Archivist Gerald Peterson, March 3, 2014 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, April 2021.

  • Two negatives from the "Programs & Photographs from UNI dramatic productions" series due to poor condition.
Theatre UNI Files
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository