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Historical Subject Files, 1923-2013
Title: Historical Subject Files, 1923-2013
Record Series: 26/08/09
Creator: UNI Museums and Collections
Extent: 2.5 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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Scope and Content
The UNI Museums and Collections sent a collection of material to the University Archives in early 2010. This collection originally included personal and professional material related to Professors Melvin Franklin Arey, Emmett J. Cable, and Roy Abbott. That material was moved to collections relating specifically to each of those UNI faculty members. The collection also included newspaper clippings relating to the local community and the campus. Those newspaper clippings were added to existing files on those matters in the University Archives. This series is what remains after the material noted above was dispersed into other collections.
This collection provides a good overview of Museum operations from about 1964 through the early 1990s, with a small amount of material from 1923 and some from the mid-1990s through 2013. It includes information about the very last years of the administration of the Museum by Professor Emmet J. Cable, and then the administrations of Professor Pauline Sauer and Ronald Wilson. There is information about the Museum Advisory Committee and the Friends of the Museum. The collection is strongest in records relating to Museum programming and the use of the Museum by the UNI community, school groups, and the general public.
- Taxidermist Richard Schmidt
- 1996-2006 (3 folders)
Attendance records, group visits
Attendance records, guest register
Attendance records, registered groups
Attendance records, UNI classes
- Faculty Advisory Committee, 1969-1982
- Form letters, 1972-1974
- General, 1969-2007
- Pauline Sauer, undated
- Thank you letters from children, undated
- Thank you letters from faculty, 1993
Faculty Advisory Committee minutes
- 1963-1986 (with gaps)
Federal appropriations requests
Licenses and permits
- Notes and journal, 1923
- 1964 and 1966
- Fall 1969, v.1, no. 1
- Spring 1970, v.1 no. 2
- Prior to 1960
- 2000-2005 (2 folders)
- 2006-2010 (2 folders)
- 1987-2013 (3 folders)
University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson processed this collection and wrote the finding aid in June 2010. Library Associate Dave Hoing re-processed and added new material March 2016. Updated February 2018 (dh). Linear feet updated September 20, 2017.