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Jonathan J. Lu. Papers, 1973-1993
Title: Jonathan J. Lu. Papers, 1973-1993
Record Series: 12/02/02/01
Creator: Lu, Jonathan J.
Extent: 3 boxes (0.84 linear feet)
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 Jonathan J. Lu Papers, 1973-1993, Archives Record Series 12/05/12, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
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Jonathan Jung-Hui Lu was born in Fukien, China, on May 5, 1927, later becoming a United States citizen. He received a Bachelor of Education degree in geography and history from the National Taiwan Normal University in 1954, a Bachelor of Didactics from the Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in geography from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Washington. He joined the University of Northern Iowa faculty in 1973 as an Associate Professor of Geography and in 1980, was granted full professorship. Lu served as the Acting Head of the Geography Department in the spring and summer of 1981, as well as from 1987-1989. In 1989, he became head of the department, a position he held until 1991. He retired from UNI in 1992.
Lu later became president of the Holy Light Theological Seminary in Taiwan.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Scope and Content
The Jonathan J. Lu Papers consist of correspondence and documents related to Lu’s teaching and research while at the University of Northern Iowa. Included is correspondence with individuals in the Department of Geography, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the wider university, such as department head Basheer K. Nijim and dean Robert Morin. Other correspondents include people outside of UNI. The collection covers courses he taught, including syllabi, study guides and exams; book reviews; research proposals; grant applications; requests for funding; and applications for faculty research funds. Numerous research papers Lu wrote are also present, such as “The Dynamic U.S. Rice Industry: A Temporal-Spatial Analysis” and “The Geography That is in the Bible: A Definition of the Geography of the Bible.
Folder 1: 1973-February 1975
Folder 2: February 1975-1976
Folder 3: 1977-June 1978
Folder 4: September 1978-1979
Folder 5: 1980-1982
Folder 6: 1983-April 1986
Folder 1: April 1986-June 1991
Folder 2: July 1991-1993
**Please note that materials in this box are restricted from their date of creation plus 70 years**
- Folder 1: 1977-1987
Finding aid created by Archivist Gerald Peterson. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017 and April 2018 and by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2019. Linear feet updated August 28, 2017.