Douglas Vernier Papers, 1985-1999

Collection Overview

Title: Douglas Vernier Papers, 1985-1999

Record Series: 14/10/02/02

Creator: Douglas Vernier

Date: 1985-1999

Extent: 0.83 linear feet, 2 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 Douglas Vernier Papers, 1985-1999, Archives Record Series 14.10,18, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Douglas Vernier (b. 1943) was Director of Radio and Television Broadcasting at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) from 1972-2003, replacing Herbert V. Hake who retired after 34 years in the position.  He earned his B.A. (1966) and M.A. (1968) degrees in Speech, Radio, and T.V. from the University of Michigan and completed Harvard University’s Executive Management Program in 1980. 

Prior to coming to UNI, Vernier taught broadcasting at Middle Tennessee State University, and managed WMOT-FM, a station he was responsible for putting on the air in 1969.

Scope and Content

The Douglas Vernier Papers consist mainly of correspondence and memoranda documenting the daily activities of Director Vernier’s office.


Box 1

Vernier Public Presentations, 1980-1984

Board of Regents, 1987-1998

President Curris, 1985-1995

Provost, 1985-1991

Vice President Conner, 1985-1995

Rick Stinchfield – Correspondence, 1986-1994

CHFA Dean – Correspondence, 1985-1995

Speech Department – Correspondence, 1985-1995

Business Office, 1986-1994

Facilities Planning, 1985-1997

Grants and Contracts, 1985-1987

KUNI Staff, 1985-1990

KUNI staff, 1991-1997

Plans for renovation of Old Administration Building for radio studio, 1973

Box 2

American Public Radio, 1986-1991

Cable Reception, 1986-1991

Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1985-1996

Development Newsletter, 1988-1989

Dow, Lohnes & Albertson – Correspondence, 1987-1994

Engineering, 1986-1994

Finance, 1991-1992

Iowa Public Radio Managers Council – Correspondence and minutes, 1980-1987

National Public Radio – Correspondence, 1985-1997

Other radio stations – Correspondence, 1985-1999

Public Radio International – Correspondence, 1996

Reception Reports, 1994-1996

Processing Information

Collection initially arranged by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, 1990s; prepared for the Web by Assistant Archivist Dustin S. Witsman, April 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and January 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.

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