Roger Leavitt. Papers, 1900-1936

Collection Overview

Title: Roger Leavitt. Papers, 1900-1936

Record Series: 01/01/22

Creator: Roger Leavitt

Date: 1900-1936

Extent: 0.417 linear feet, 1 box

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 Roger Leavitt Papers, 1900-1936, Archives Record Series 01/01/22, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Roger Leavitt served on the governing boards of UNI from 1900 until 1915 and also as its Secretary from 1919 until 1937. 

Scope and Content

Nearly all of the material in this collection is pasted to 6" X 9 1/2" sheets of notebook paper.  There are several hundred items in the collection.  It was apparently stored in the Business Office until April 1965, when it was transferred to the University Archives.  The material is arranged in roughly chronological order.  To help preserve the originals and to make the material more accessible, Public History intern Will Dodd made a photocopy of the material in September 2004.  All material, with the exception of multi-page programs, was copied. The material in this collection was apparently assembled by Mr. Leavitt himself.  The collection is especially strong in material relating to the Coordination Controversy of 1912-1913, which would have reduced UNI to a two year institution. Roger Leavitt was a strong opponent of this proposed measure.


Box 1

Folder 1: Correspondence

Folder 2: News clippings

Folder 3: Programs

Folder 4: Reports,

Folder 5: Pamphlets

Folder 6: Material relating to the history of UNI, including the Coordination Controversy. 

Processing Information

Last modified by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017. Updated October 2017 and February 2018 (dh). Linear Feet updated August 8, 2017.

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