Model United Nations. Papers, 1962-2003.

Collection Overview

Title: Model United Nations. Papers, 1962-2003.

Record Series: 12/06/04

Creator: Model United Nations

Date: 1962-2003

Extent: 15 linear feet, 12 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 Model United Nations Papers, 1962-2003, Archives Record Series 12/06/10 , [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa  

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Historical Note

UNI faculty advisors for Model United Nations over the various years include:  George Poage (founder of IHSMUN), Richard Newell, Timothy O'Connor, Charles Holcombe, and John Baskerville.   Other persons associated with the organization over the years include:  Mary Helfter, William Lehmkuhl, David Nagle, Patricia Pearson, Cheryl Ross, and Robert Thomas. Rod Library Special Collections acquired most of this material from University of Northern Iowa Professor of History John Baskerville in 1999. 

Scope and Content

Materials found in this collection include items from university and student participation in the Midwest Model United Nations; the Iowa High School Model United Nations; the Governor's Youth Symposium on United Nations Day; and the United Nations Association-USA Iowa Chapter.

The types of information found within the Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) folders include registration information, financial information, conference information, and research materials.

Information from the Iowa High School Model United Nations (IHSMUN) conference varies from year to year.  Included within these folders may be:  delegate handbooks, resolutions (those not accepted, draft, and final), listing of member countries and the schools they were assigned to, requests for country assignments, listing of secretariat members, research materials, originals and working copies of delegate handbooks, correspondence with high schools and their advisors, housing arrangements for conferences, topic discussions, advisors bulletins, and arrangements for training sessions.  The financial records include:  requests for monies received from the university and other funding sources, records of monies received from high schools, deposit records, bills, and requisitions for payments and services.

The folders from the Governor's Youth Symposium Day include information on regional meetings, topic information, financial information, publications, and plenary and pre-plenary session staff.

Included in the United Nations Association-USA (UNA-USA) folders are information on the current topics of the United Nations, research material, national conference of Model UNs, and state and local chapter information including some mailing lists of members. 


Box 1

IHSMUN Delegate Handbooks, 1965-1997

IHSMUN Resolutions 1965-1971

Box 2

IHSMUN Resolutions 1973-1987

Box 3

IHSMUN Resolutions, 1988-1996

Box 4

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1962-1971

Box 5

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1971-1977

Box 6

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1978-1984

Box 7

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1985-1989

Box 8

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1989-1992

25th Anniversary Activities, 1989

Box 9

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1993-1994

Governor's Day Financial Records, 1986-1993

Commemorative Video Script

Box 10

MMUN, IHSMUN, Governor's Day, UNA-USA, 1995-1999, 2003

Delegate Evaluations - undated

Faculty Advisor Questionnaires - undated

Delegate Credentials - undated

Box 11

Delegate Credentials - undated

Editor's guide to the United Nations, 1976

George Poage endowment fund

Stanley Foundation

Planning, 1991-1994

Incoming correspondence, 1999

Iowa United Nations Association, 1995

Iowa United Nations Association, 1999

Outgoing correspondence, 1998-1999

Discrimination against Arabs, 1982

Bills, 1995

Flag file

News clippings

United Nations postage stamps

UNI Model United Nations constitution and by-laws

First Model United Nations at UNI, 1965

Master mailing lists

Photographs and news clippings

Box 12

United Nations Day, Drake University, November 21, 1970, helical scan V-32 format videotape, 2 tapes

Young people at United Nations hearing, helical scan V-32 format videotape

3 helical scan V-32 format videotapes labeled #3, #4, #5, and #6, with #3 also labeled UN Day Drake

Iowa High School Model UN orientation, VHS format videotape

Iowa High School Model UN 25th anniversary, VHS format videotape

Processing Information

Papers processed and finding aid created by Gail Briddle, April 2001; edited by Gerald L. Peterson, May 2001, with substantial additions, July 2006; modified September 14, 2012 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear Feet updated August 28, 2017.

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