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Verner Jensen. Papers, 1965-1993
Title: Verner Jensen. Papers, 1965-1993
Record Series: 14/17/02/04
Creator: Verner Jensen
Extent: 5.84 linear feet, 13 boxes
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
Language: This material is entirely in English.
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There are no restrictions on the use of this material. Some of the material in box 10 was recorded on an audio cassette. Transcripts are not available.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Verner Jensen Papers, 1965-1993, Archives Record Series 15/07/13, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
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Verner Jensen (September 21, 1926-September 25, 2011) was a faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa from 1965, when he began as Instructor of Physical Science, through 1991, when he retired as Professor of Physics.
A brief biographical sketch of Dr. Jensen may be found here:
Scope and Content
These papers consist of material related to Verner Jensen's professional career. Of primary importance are correspondence, minutes, reports, and other material relating to the General Education Study Committee (1974-1976), of which Jensen was Chair. Also of significance is material relating to the Writing Across the Curriculum project. Jensen introduced a journal-keeping component into one of his physics classes as part of this project. Other papers in this collection include material relating to the physics curriculum and to Jensen's experience at Argonne National Laboratory and the Naval Academy.
Professor Jensen gave these papers to the University Archives in the summer and fall of 1998. The notes that he made about various parts of his papers are included in the appropriate folders.
Principles of Physics (88:52)-notes & materials
Physics and the Environment (88:010)-notes & materials, 1976-1978
Conceptual Physics (88:011)-notes & materials, 1988-1989; laboratory manual
General Physics I-materials
General Physics I-materials
General Physics II-notes and problems
General Physics II-materials
Intermediate Physics (88:130)-materials, 1960
Atomic Physics (88:264)-materials
Energy-Sources, Conservation and Conversion (88:159g)-materials, 1977
Courses related to the environment, 1971-1974
Studies in Environmental Problems-materials
Sounds and Vibrations (88:159g)-notes, plans
Physical Sciences (82:020)-materials
Capstone: Environment, Technology and Society-1985, 1989; development, 1984-1990
Capstone: Environment, Technology and Society-development, 1990-1992; tables of contents from journals, 1990, 1992-1993
Extension Work: Speeches, workshop activity, correspondence
Extension Division-notes, correspondence, and materials from Jensen as consultant to public schools, 1958
Naval Academy Physics Demonstration Workshop, 1973
Argonne National Laboratory Experience, Spring 1965
Physics staff study, 1967
Scoreboard for multiple choice tests, 1989-1990
Summer Science Institute, 1959
Report of Planning and Involvement of Physics Department in CNS Crossroads Science Exhibit, February 3-9, 1971
Correspondence relating to acquisition of spectrometer from Dow Corning, 1966
Publications and correspondence
General Education: Current Ideas and Concerns, edited by James G. Rice, 1964
Liberal Education, spring 1985
The Reforming of General Education: The Columbia College Experience in its National Setting, Daniel Bell, 1966
General Education Study Committee, Notebook 1 & Notebook 2
General Education Study Committee, Notebook 3
General Education Revision: 1973-1978; Senate and faculty minutes, 1974-1978
General Education Revision, Cassette tapes of interviews:
- Folder 1: Daryl Pendergraft, January 8, 1974; Russell TePaske, January 8, 1974; Joe Fox, February 1, 1974; Dr. Martin, February 29, 1974
- Folder 2: New General Education, March 6, 1974; General Education Retreat at American Martyr's Retreat House, December 17, 1974; Wiley Anderson, January 20, 1975; Meeting with Crownfield, Eiklor, McCollum, November 5, 1975; Routh and Jewell, undated.
General Education Revision: Retreat, December 17, 1974; Senate meeting, April 1976 (includes proposals); "Student Handbooks for Pilot Program," 1976-1977; Pilot program--Environment, Technology and the Future; Personality; Biosphere; Modern Civilization, Art, and Ideas; Cultural Traditions of Afro-Asian World; Western Civilization; Cosmos.
General Education Revision (cont'd): Pilot Program: Society; Student evaluation of pilot program; Hearings-Implementation and Selectives, survey results; Hearings-December 22, 1976 (folders 1-5).
Writing Across the Curriculum: Presentation at Morningside, 1985; Meeting in Iowa City; Student Journals; 1979-1984; 1985-1987, undated.
Acoustics and Optics (88:161g)-materials
Astronomy: 87:101 materials; Transparencies; Teaching aids; Lesson plans; Examinations; Miscellaneous.
Meteorology: Tests and notes; 87:180g.
Solid State Physics-materials
General Education Revision-notebook 1, materials
Material processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson and Susan Basye, September and October 1998. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear Feet updated September 17, 2017.