Hovey Brom Architectural Collection, ca. 1960s-1980s 

Collection Overview

Title: Hovey Brom Architectural Collection, ca. 1960s-1980s 

Record Series: Msc-80

Creator: Hovey Brom

Date: ca. 1960s-1980s

Extent: 0.834 linear feet, 2 boxes

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

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

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Scope and Content

Thorson-Brom-Broshar-Snyder was a Waterloo architectural firm that was involved in the design of a number of buildings on the University of Northern Iowa campus, especially during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.  That company later became InVision Architecture. 

Among the most significant campus projects for Thorsen-Brom-Broshar-Snyder were the Education Center (now Schindler Education Center), the Library (now Rod Library), Maucker Union, the Music Building (now Russell Hall), the Science Building (now McCollum Science Hall), and the UNI-Dome.

In the summer of 2012, Hovey Brom, one of the principals of the firm, gave a collection of material associated with the work of his firm to the University of Northern Iowa Archives.  This collection consists of photographic prints and slide transparencies that document the planning and construction of a number of campus buildings. 


Box 1

Folder 1: Auditorium (now Lang Hall)

Folder 2: Education (now Schindler Education Center)

Folder 3: Library (now Rod Library)

Folder 4: Maucker Union

Box 2

Folder 1: Music Building (now Russell Hall)

Folder 2: Science Building (now McCollum Science Hall)

Folder 3: Seerley Hall

Folder 4: UNI-CUE

Folder 5: UNI-Dome

Folder 6: West Gymnasium

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 2013;  updated, April 16, 2013 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 7, 2017.

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