Wayne I. Anderson, Papers, 1972-1996

Collection Overview

Title: Wayne I. Anderson, Papers, 1972-1996

Record Series: 14/14/02/02

Creator: Wayne I. Anderson

Date: 1972-1996

Extent: 1.25 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 Wayne I. Anderson Papers, 1972-1996, Archives Record Series 15/04/20, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Wayne Irving Anderson received his A.A. degree from Keokuk Community College in 1955 and his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa. He earned his Ph.D. in 1963, also from the University of Iowa and gained experience at the National Science Foundation Geology Laboratory. Anderson also served as a Laboratory Instructor in Earth Science, Mineralogy, Field Methods, and Structural Geology at the University of Iowa from 1960-1963.

He joined the University of Northern Iowa faculty in 1963 and served as the first head of the Department of Earth Science from 1970-1995. Anderson was also instrumental in developing UNI's geology curriculum and twice received the Dean's Award for Superior Achievement in the College of Natural Science. In 1997, he was honored by the Iowa Board of Regents for faculty excellence.

Anderson retired from UNI in May 2000.

Scope and Content

Professor Anderson's papers consist of curricular material relating to the teaching of geology; information collected in the writing of his article "Iowa's Self-Made Paleontologists"; correspondence, programs, and other material associated with his work in the Paleontological Society of America; photographs and other material from the Tri-State Geological Field Conferences; and his publications.

The material relating to Professor Anderson's article on "Iowa's Self-Made Paleontologists" includes survey forms and correspondence from and about several notable Iowa paleontologists including B. H. Beane, Carl Campbell, and Harrell Strimple.

Professor Anderson donated these papers to the University Archives in May and June, 2000.


Box 1

Curricular material including: Mini-course on Geology of Iowa; Fossils and Rocks of Eastern Iowa; and Geology of Iowa summer courses.

Text, survey forms, and correspondence relating to "Iowa's Self-Made Paleontologists".

Correspondence, conference planning material, and programs from Professor Anderson's work in the Paleontological Society of America.

Guidebook (1972) and extensive collection of photographs from the Tri-State Geological Field Conferences.

Correspondence relating to Conodonts.

Correspondence relating to Pint's Quarry.

Professor Anderson's professional publications.

Papers processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, June-August, 2000. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018.

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald Peterson, after June 2000. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 15, 2017.

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