Funeral for Academics event, 2012

Collection Overview

Title: Funeral for Academics event, 2012

Record Series: 17/00/05

Creator: Students United for Academics

Date: 2012

Extent: 2 boxes (4.11 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

With the cutting of many academic programs, including a massive financial cut to the Price Lab School, students and faculty alike organized to protest the “death” of these programs and facilities. The tombstones found in this collection are symbolic of these budget cuts, and were used as props to headline a “funeral” for these academic programs, which was held on UNI’s campus, primarily at Seerley Hall and next to the Campanile.

Scope and Content

This collections contains the tombstones, which are housed in custom-fitted boxes.

Due to the large size of these tombstones, they have been placed on the top of the shelving near the 17/00/05.


2 styrofoam tombstones

Processing Information

Processed by Keegan Little, April 2019.

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