UNI Student Association (UNISA).  Papers, 1965-1990

Collection Overview

Title: UNI Student Association (UNISA).  Papers, 1965-1990

Record Series: 17/02/05

Creator: Student Government, SCI, UNI

Date: 1965-1990

Extent: 13.55 linear feet, 15 boxes

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

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Historical Note

These records were brought to Special Collections by several officers of student government in the summer of 1992.


Box 1

Announcements and brochures; constitution and by-laws, including operating procedures of supreme court of UNISA; the student magazine, Nutshell, 1975-; Review of the Constitution of the Faculty of UNI by UNISA; Senate Handbook, which gives guidelines and procedures of UNISA for UNISA senators; UNISA Activity and Special Event Calendar, 1974-75; Course and Teacher Evaluation Handbook (CATE).

Financial Records

  • UNISA Billings--Things UNISA was billed for in 1988 such as photocopies.
  • Fiscal Year Monthly Summaries--1988 and 1989.
  • Balance for 1984
    • Balance for 1985
    • Student Association Accounts 31110 and 31117
    • Student Organization Funding--Proposed activities budgets for 1979-80 through 1986-87, listings of student organizations and how to get recognized.
    • Student Activities Fees Funding Requests 1983-84--Fiscal year 1983-84.
    • Guidelines for Finance Committee--Amended January 24 and May 2, 1989, UNI Accounting Code Manual.
    • Budget Committee Materials--Sample of how to fill out budget request forms, lists of budget meetings, correspondence and balance sheets.
    • Budget Request Forms: 1982-83, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990.
    • General Accounts, 1985-1987.

Academics--Miscellaneous, 1985-1989

Active Coalition to Inform and Organize Northern Iowa Students (ACTION)

Activity Fee, 1985-1990

Activity Fee for Allocation Request 1993

Affirmative Action

Athletics, 1987

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1986-1988

Bills and Laws

Board of Student Publications, 1989

Campus Lighting, 1988-89

Cartoon (landmark) Map, 1985

Cedar Falls City Council Minutes, 1987-1989

Civil Rights, 1964-72


  • Age 21, 1985
  • Calendar, 1989-90
  • University
  • University Committee on Curricula, 1987
  • University Speakers Committee

Constitution and Bylaws
Copyright Laws

  • Dody Olsen, President, 1984-1985
  • Mike Hager, VP Finance, 1984-1985
  • Mike Hager, President, 1985-86
  • Connie Hessburg, President, 1986-1987
  • Michelle Wubben, President, 1987-1988
  • David Sanders, President, 1988-1989
  • David Boyer, President, 1989-1990

Departmental Review Procedures, 1984

Earth Day, 1989

Faculty Senate, 1985-1986

Financial Aid, 1983-1988

Financial Aid--Survey, 1986

Financial Reports, 1984-1985

Golf Course, 1985

Graduate College, 1986

Health Fees, 1988-1992

Information Systems and Computing Services

International Students

Iowa Legislature

Iowa State Board of Regents, 1981-1983

Iowa State Board of Regents--Code Violation, 1989

Box 2

Financial records related to budget and finance for 1967-75; Budget and Finance Committee materials which consists of minutes, attendance lists, budgets, budget recommendations; Iowa Student Leadership Conference Accounts, 1975, which consists of bank savings book, checks, bank statements, receipts; Deposits and checks for ROC party, 1970; American Foreign Students Relations Committee Reports, 1968; State Legislative Papers, which includes Legislative Approach Accounts, correspondence and brochures on tax credit plans, plans to cut college cost, and a list of Iowa State Senate and House Representatives; Program events; Freshman Record 1974, which includes correspondence and agreements relating to publishing a Freshman Record.

UNISA Job Applicants/Employees--Job applications and student employee handbooks.

Student Issues

  • Alcohol and Drug Resource Catalogs--Catalogs with informational films and guest speakers.
  • Drugs--Pamphlets and articles dealing with various narcotics.
  • Alcohol--Pamphlets and booklets dealing with alcohol and alcoholism.
  • African American Issues--Booklets dealing African American concerns.
  • Tailgating--Articles stating positive or negative opinions on tailgating.
  • Off-Campus Housing--Handbook dealing with off-campus housing.
  • Telephone Service Fees--Booklets and articles dealing with long-distance telephone service at UNI.
  • AIDS--Booklets and articles dealing with AIDS awareness and prevention.
  • Women's Issues, Rape, Sexual Abuse--Booklets and informational materials dealing with these issues.

Miscellaneous Issues of Concern--Deals with such issues as computers and mailboxes.

Residence Hall Programming Guides and UNI Survival Guides

Correspondence--U.S. Congress and Senate, University Faculty Members, and UNISA Senators.

Supreme Court Letters and Applications--Letters by the court and applications for people aspiring to be UNISA Supreme Court Justices.

Promotional Materials--Voting fliers, guest speakers, and student programs.

President's Reports--May 1988 through December 1988.

Student Bookstore--Constitution, guidelines, requests, and correspondence.

Proposals, Constitution, and By-laws--Congress directory, 1989-90 Senate Handbook, senate members listings, UNISA Constitutions from February 1989 to October 1989, and a proposal for tenants rights.

Resolutions in the Senate--1985-1987 (SSR 85-SSR 87).

Bills in the Senate--1985-1987 (SS 85-SS 87).

Minutes--1985 through 1989.

UNISA Newsletters

Room and Board

Student Affairs

Board of Student Publications

Colombia Exchange

National United Life Insurance project, 1989

EOP Evaluation, 1982

Leadership and Order of Omega

Leadership Studies and Committees, 1989-90

Legislative Higher Education Task Force, 1989


Library Automation, 1987

Meeting Minutes, 1983-84


Monthly Reports, 1987-90

Off-Campus Housing

Office--UNISA, 1989-90

Old Administration Building

Open Meetings, 1987

Parents Council, 1988

Parietal Rule

Parietal Rule--Survey

Parking, 1990

Plans and Projects

Policies and Procedures

President (UNISA), 1986-87

Privacy Act, 1974

Program Duplication and Peat Marwick Study, 1989

ROTC, 1984-85

Recognized Organizations, 1984-86

Residence Hall Association, 1987-88

Residence Halls, 1983-90

"Rights and Responsibilities"

Scholarships, 1984

Senate Composition--Proposal

Senate--UNISA, 1984-85

Senate Minutes--UNISA, 1985-87

Solicitation Rule

State Government, 1988

Student Activities Budget, 1984-87

Student Fees

Student Organization Office--Computer, 1985

Student Organization Recognition, 1989-90

Student Organization Space, 1984

Student Organization Space--Survey, 1984

Substance Abuse, 1989

Summer Orientation, 1990

Tapper Keg Ordinance


Box 3

Invoices, 1968-75, receipts relating to office supplies, flowers, luncheons, parties, advertising, etc.; Student Assistant and Rate of Pay, 1974-75; Account Ledgers, 1968-76, which consists of ledger books, Account Expenditure Reports, disbursement ledgers, charges against budget allowances, cash balance ledgers, income ledgers, expense ledgers, and audits (1973), and Departmental Expense Vouchers.

Traffic Control--23rd and Campus Streets, 1984-85

Tuition, 1980-91

Tuition--Correspondence/Press, 1987

Tuition--Regents Economic Data, 1987

UNI Foundation, 1987-88

United Savings Associates (USA), 1987-88

United States--Bills, 1975-76

United States Student Association (USSA), 1985-88

United Students of Iowa (USI)--Fees, 1983-84

United Students of Iowa (USI), 1985-90

University of Iowa--Collegiate Associations Council, 1989

University of Iowa--Studies and Reports, 1989

University Planning

University Policies

Voter Registration Drive--Project UNI-Vote, 1984

Wellness/Recreation Center, 1984-85

Year-End Reports

Box 4

Requisitions for office supplies, food and gas reimbursements, newspaper delivery, and payroll checks request and time sheets, etc., 1968-75.

Box 5

Minutes and news clippings, 1965-1971.

Box 6

1971-1972 records including: Minutes, Ad Hoc Committee on Grading, Budget, Correspondence, Faculty-Student Evaluation, Operating Procedures of UNISA Supreme Court, Student Health Committee.

1972-1973 records including: Minutes, Budget, By-laws, Correspondence, Members/Committees, Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, President's Reports, Procedure for Redress of Undergraduate Student Grievances, Reports (Official Record), Special Events Council, Student Governments of Iowa (SGI), Student Organizations, Tuition Fee and Student Activity Fee Distribution.

1973-1974 records including: Minutes, Budget, Committees, Constitution, Correspondence, Faculty Survey, General (Official Record), General Statement on Missions and Goals, Presidential Committees (Kamerick).

Box 7

1974-1975 records including: Minutes, Budget/Expenses, Committees, Correspondence, Current Student Issues Survey, Election Results, General, Grievances - Student Academic, Iowa Student Coalition Bylaws, Newspaper/Magazine, Pass/No Credit Grading Report, President's Report, Privacy Legislation, Reports, Review of Faculty Constitution, Tutoring Program.

1975-1976 records including: Minutes, Budget, Constitutional Restructure, Correspondence, General, ISPIRG, Org. and Finance Committee, President's Reports.

1976-1977 records including: Minutes, Budget Hearings, Other Documents.

Box 8

1977-1978 records including: Minutes, Budgets, By-laws, Committees, Constitution, general category, IaPIRG, IRUSC, NSA-NSL Merger, National Student Congress Reports, Parliamentary Procedure Handbook, Presidential Reports, Reports, Senators Handbook--2nd edition, Student Coalition Bylaws.

1978-1979 records including: Official Record, Consumer Protection Division Handbook

Box 9

1979-1980 records including: Minutes, Academic Master Planning, Budget Hearings.

1980-1981 records including: Minutes, Official Records, Annual Report Forms (Fraternities, Governmental Student Organizations, Honoraries, Interest Organizations, Provisional Organizations, Religious, Sororities), Budget Hearings, Consumer Protection, Unanswered CPS cases, Educational Policies Commission.

Box 10

1981-1982 records including: Minutes, Official Record (April-July, 1981), Academic Master Planning, Applications for Appointed Positions and Elected UNISA Senate Positions, Budget Hearings, Committee on Curricula, Committees, Correspondence.

Box 11

1981-1982 records continued: EOP Grievances, Election Returns, Official Record--Fall '81, General Education Committee, Official Record--January-March 1982, Newspaper Articles.

Box 12

1981-1982 records continued:. Newspaper Articles, Organization and Finance Committee, Parliamentary Procedure/Senate Rules, Posters, Recognized Student Organizations, Senate and Executive, Senate By-laws, Senate Handbook, Summer Interim Committee.

1982-1983 records including: Minutes and Bills, Official Record, (April-July 1982), Newspaper Articles (April-July 1982).

Box 13

1982-1983 records continued: EOP Evaluation Reports (EOP, GEOP, UNICUE, Upward Bound, EMCEC), "Get Out the Vote" (Communication with UNI Administration and Lawyers, Legal Documents, Literature, Polling Place Change, Recruiting Volunteers, Misc.), Official Record (August-December, 1982), Newspaper Articles (August-December 1982).

Box 14

1983-1984 records including: Minutes, Official Record, Bills, Budget Hearings, United Student Association.

1984-1985 records including: Minutes, Case studies (Supreme Court files), 1983-84 Year-end report; 1984-85 Minutes, year-end report; 1985-86 minutes, calendar of events, bills; 1986-87 minutes, year-end report, senate bills SS87-1--, SSR87-1 Resolutions; 1988-89 minutes, bills and resolutions, Supreme Court Case Studies, Constitution (Amendments correct to February 1988), Senate By-Laws (Amendments correct to February, 1988), Organization and Finance Committee Guidelines (Amended January 25, 1987), Operating Procedures of the Supreme Court, October 7, 1971 (Revised March 31, 1986).

Box 15

Financial Records (unprocessed): Requisitions and account sheets for 1982-1990

Processing Information

These records were processed, arranged, and inventoried by student intern Eric Schlarmann in the spring semester of 1994. The finding aid was edited by Gerald L. Peterson, November 1994. Updated by Library Assistant Susan Witthoft, October, 1996. Modified September 20, 2001 (SB). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated September 17, 2017.

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