Dean's Office files, 1949-2006

Collection Overview

Title: Dean's Office files, 1949-2006

Record Series: 14/01/01

Creator: College of Natural Sciences, UNI

Date: 1949-2006

Extent: 7.75 linear feet, 6 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Dean's Office Files collection, 1949-2006, Archives Record Series 15/01/12, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa  

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Scope and Content

In preparation for the merger of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Linda Schneider, Secretary to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, sent this material to the University Archives in August 2010. 

The collection is wide-ranging.  It includes speeches by Deans Roy H. Saigo and Gerald W. Intemann as well as records of several committees in which the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences had a particular interest.  There is also good information about some of the early organizational plans for the college administrative structure, shortly after the college was organized.  Probably the strongest point of this collection is the material relating to the design, construction, renovation, and use of facilities for departments and programs in the College of Natural Sciences:  namely, the Science Building (later McCollum Science Hall), the Industrial Technology Center, Wright Hall, Latham Hall, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education.  Material relating to the original construction of and later additions to McCollum Science Hall is especially detailed.  The collection is also strong in documenting the development and early years of the Doctor of Industrial Technology degree in the Department of Industrial Technology.  There is also an excellent fifty-year run of correspondence and reports outlining the involvement of the University of Northern Iowa with the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory.


Box 1

Speeches by Dean Roy H. Saigo on occasions such as Arcturus Club meetings, convocations, CNS faculty meetings, and conference openings

Speeches by Dean Gerald W. Intemann on occasions such as dedications, faculty meetings, and convocations

College of Natural Sciences monthly news summary, 1995-2009

College of Natural Sciences faculty information guide, 1999, 2001

College of Natural Sciences honors dinner programs, 1977-2001

College of Natural Sciences Commencement convocation, 1984

Committee on Protection of Human Subjects, files, 1972-1981

Electron Microscope Oversight Committee, 1985-1994

College of Natural Sciences department formation and organization, 1969-1973

Activity-based introduction to science, fall 1979

School of Technology Study Committee, 1982-1983

Student computer fee recommendations, 1983-1986

College of Natural Sciences Computer Advisory Committee files, 1993-2007

Arboretum, 1971

Environmental Research Center (Ecotron) proposal, September 1972

Earth Science facility project program, January 1975

Science Building bid, Thorson, Brom, Broshar--Architects, 1966

Science Building plans

Science Building, furniture and equipment list, 1968

College of Natural Sciences, Academic Planning, Report to Board of Regents, June 1986

Box 2

Science Building, dedication, March 7, 1969

Lantz Auditorium, Science Building, June 12, 1976

Department of Industrial Arts and Technology facility, specifications and guidelines

Industrial Technology Center, building program plans, 1970, 1973

Department of Biology, building program plans, 1971

Wright Hall renovation, 1989-1992

Wright Hall re-dedication, March 11, 1992

Institutional roads, near Biological Research Center, 1992

Computer laboratory multi-use rooms, feasibility study, July 13, 1995

McCollum Science Hall addition and renovation plans

Latham Hall floorplan, 2004

Wright Hall floorplan, 2004

Baker hall floorplan, 1994

Biological Research Center floorplan, 2004

McCollum Science Hall floorplan, 2004

Seerley Hall floorplan, 2001

Physics Building floorplan

Sabin Hall floorplan, 2006

Greenhouse floorplan

Industrial Technology floorplan,

Innovative Teaching and Technology Center floorplan, 2007

Dr. Saigo copies of the Campus Planning Advisory Committee

Box 3

Prairie Preserve map, south campus

Metal Casting Center planning

Center for Energy and Environmental Education planning and specifications

Center for Energy and Environmental Education dedication, September 17, 1994

Center for Energy and Environmental Education programming, 1991-1994

Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Sustainability Lecture Series, 2006 (DVD format)

  • Global energy issues, William Stigliani, February 9, 2006
  • Renewable energy legislation, Bill Fink, February 21, 2006
  • Waterloo power plant, panel discussion, February 28, 2006
  • A lifetime promoting energy efficiency, Wes Birdsall, March 7, 2006
  • Building your own wind generator from scratch, Ashref Alqassab and Francis Praska, March 21, 2006
  • Electricity production from bio-fuels, Allan Teel, February 14, 2006
  • Bio-diesel, Eric Foresman, March 28, 2006
  • Iowa's energy resources, Keith Kutz, April 3, 2006
  • Future energy use in the Cedar Valley, Glenn Cannon, Jim Krieg, Peter Hamlin, April 25, 2006
  • Should we continue to build coal power plants?, UNI debate team, April 11, 2006

Native Roadside Vegetation Center brochures

Organization and administration forms for industrial arts, 1976

Doctor of Industrial Technology proposal, August 1977

Doctor of Industrial Technology proposal development

North Central Association visit to evaluate the Doctor of Industrial Technology, 1978

Doctor of Industrial Technology, summary response to North Central Association evaluation, 1978

Industrial Technology Graduate Committee, files, 1978-1982, 1986-1990

Graduate study, 1980-1981

Comprehensive examination review, 1979

Doctor of Industrial Technology candidacy examination packet, 1979

Follow-up study on graduates of industrial technology programs, 1980-1981

Preliminary report on Doctor of Industrial Technology program, 1981

Department of Industrial Technology, policies and procedures, 1983

Doctor of Industrial Technolog, correspondence and reports, 1978-1986

Notes from meeting with Professor John Fecik, 1984

Department of Industrial Technology, student concerns, 1979-1985

Acting department head search, 1985

Department of Industrial Technology, retreat, 1985

Department of Industrial Technology, reorganization plan, 1985

UNI Research Consortium, April 1990

Box 4

Capstone--Survival Kit, Bernard Clausen, Verner Jensen. A. ToluHonary

Capstone instructors' Guide--Lynn Brant

Guidebook for Capstone faculty, 2000

Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, extensive files and correspondence relating to the involvement of the University of Northern Iowa with Lakeside Laboratory programs, 1949-2006; including a large body of correspondence reacting to plans to scale back or close the laboratory, 1991-1992

Region III of the Association for Career and Technical Education, award, 2002-2003 (plaque)

College of Natural Sciences slide show, undated (may be linked to audiocassettes in Box 5)


  • Space Conference, 1993
  • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1993
  • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1994
  • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1996

Box 5

Audio and video recordings. Most recordings are locally produced and some are commercially produced. The processor did not listen to or view the recordings. Titles below are simply transcriptions of what appears on the media themselves

Video recordings, VHS format

  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education dedication
  • Preventing discriminatory harassment, Iowa Department of Personnel
  • Faculty recruitment, University of Northern Iowa
  • Prairie; putting together the pieces, Professor Daryl Smith
  • Space Grant conference
  • Procardiac Explant experience; development in microgravity for Discovery shuttle flight, Professor Darrell Wiens, February 1994
  • Richard Underwood, NASA scientist, 4PM and 7PM, December 5, 1991
  • Public Health Initiative, University of Iowa
  • David Levy presentation, October 26, 1995
  • Setting the base for the pace of the race, James Bensen, Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, November 11, 1993
  • Science is fun
  • End of Education, Dr. Orr, September 1994
  • Exploration across the ages, Space Station, Thank God, Dreams survive
  • Breakthrough scence, Vermulm, April 15, 1996
  • Protecting human subjects
  • Video for Capstone course
  • Practicing safe science
  • Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, 1989
  • IBM Corporation, Solving the puzzle with the IBM RISC system/6000
  • Reflection workshop, Edward Zlotkowski, November 5, 1998
  • Sevice-learning workshop, Edward Zlotkowski, November 5, 1998
  • Malone talk, March 11
  • Malone's Thursday address
  • Criminalistics, Clifford Meloan, Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, November 15, 1990
  • Pressure phospheres underwater, NASA
  • Wind beneath my wings, God bless the USA, Marshall Space Center
  • Capstone, Journey to planet Earth:  Urban explosion
  • Capstone, Global warming and the greenhouse effect
  • Capstone, Listening to America:  Politics, people, and pollution
  • Capstone, Trinkets and beads

Audio recordings, audiocassette format

  • CNS slideshow
  • CNS 1000hz inaudible sync (4 cassettes)
  • CNS 1000hz sync

Audio recording, 7 inch reel-to-reel tape

  • Norman Borlaug, lecture, UNI auditorium, with introduction by Dean Clifford McCollum, February 7, 1972; 84 minutes, 15 seconds

Box 6

Oversized material

  • Collaboration agreement between Iowa Department of Transportation and the Regents' institutions, signed by Dean Gerald W. Intemann, March 20, 1996
  • Poster of Bertrand Russell
  • Poster advertising speech by Dean Clifford McCollum on "History of mathematics, science, and industrial technology", March 27, 1984
  • Poster advertising "A forum on creation/evolution", Larry Salyer, H. b. Wagoner, Jr., Paul Rider, John Cole, and David McCalley, April 13 (no year, but in the early 1980s)
  • Poster promoting the Doctor of Industrial Technology . . . the degree for the 21st century!
  • Poster promoting "Human exploration of the moon and Mars", Douglas Cooke, February 5 (no year), 3 copies
  • Poster autographed by Clyde W. Tombaugh to Dean Roy Saigo
  • Room sign:  College of Natural Sciences, Room 101
  • Ceramic plate, about six inches wide, with McKay coat of arms (Donald McKay was a donor to scholarships at UNI)

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson with assistance from Student Assistant Amy Yates, September 2010; last modified, May 2, 2016 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 15, 2017.

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