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Science Department and College of Natural Sciences Subject Files, 1953-1990

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Title: Science Department and College of Natural Sciences Subject Files, 1953-1990

Archives Record Series: 15/01/04

Creator: College of Natural Sciences

Date: 1953-1990

Extent: 4.83 linear feet, 11 boxes

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

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use: There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Preferred citation: [Identification of item] in the Science Department and College of Natural Sciences Subject Files, 1953-1990, Archives Record Series 15/01/04, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Scope and content: These records were obtained in several separate transactions with the office of the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.  There were later combined and interfiled because of their common origin.  The series is comprised of records from Professor Clifford McCollum, the office of the head of the Science Department, and the Office of the College of Natural Sciences Dean.  They included correspondence, reports, minutes, grant information, and publications relating to college affairs.


Box 1

Articulation Conference – Iowa Academy of Science, 1966-1969: a series of conferences on the relationship between two year and four year college science courses

Academic Year Institute, 1958-1973:  a series of programs held at UNI for high school science teachers

Box 2

Biology Preserves, 1933- :  includes correspondence from Presidents Maucker and Kamerick about establishment of preserves; minutes and reports on Prairie Preserves and Hartman Reserve; and records of the Biology Preserves Committee

Box 3

Budgets, 1953-1959, 1966-1969:  expenditures and budgets for science departments

Box 4

Conservation Camp, 1957-1977:  reports, correspondence, and publications relating to the Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp; UNI faculty member Bernard Clausen was director of the Camp for many years

Cyprus Internship, 1980-1981

Box 5

Colombian Interchange, 1972-1975:  agreements, correspondence, and reports

Environmental Seminar, 1977

Environmental Studies Office reports and correspondence

Box 6

Faculty Load Studies and Class Size Reports, 1945-1972

Freeway 518 and its relationship with Biology Preserves, 1976-1984

Box 7

Iowa Academy of Science, 1960-1968:  conference arrangements, pamphlets, papers, and membership lists

Iowa Association of Science Teachers, 1963-1969:  correspondence and a paper on the Northeast Iowa Science Fair

Iowa Geological Survey, 1980:  material relating to the search for a State Geologist

Box 8

Student Requests, 1977-1986:  a file of requests from students to the CNS Dean with regard to course substitutions, changes, and other curricular matters

Box 9

Teaching and Class Schedules, 1982-1985:  lists of CNS courses, instructors, credits, and room assignments

Box 10 - Grants

“The Cost of Deleterious Mutations” – R.B. Campbell, Expired 12/31/1989

“Evaluation of the Construction Program at UNI” – Expired 1985

“Fly Ash Coated Reinforced Concrete” – Norbert Lovata, Expired 2 weeks in summer 1987

“Holography Exhibit” (SCI Funds) – Expired 6/30/1988

“Improvement of Undergraduate Acoustics Instruction” – Roger Hanson, Expired 12/31/1990

“Improvement of Undergraduate Optics Laboratory” – Dale Olson, Expired 10/31/1989

“Johns-Mansville Corporation, Swanson Ind. T.” – Expired August, 1979

“Mathematics and Science Teaching—Education Revitalization” – Expired 8/31/1988

“Mathematics Summer Institute—1973” – Litwiller/Duncan, Expired 8/3/1973

“NSF—Cause, 1975-1980” – Expired April, 1981

“NSF Improvement of Undergraduate Optics Laboratories” – D. Olson, Expired 3/31/1982

“Physical Sciences Summer Institute” – Expired 7/31/1987

“Physics Resources and Instruction Strategies and Content Workshops” – Unruh/Cooney (NSF), Expired 9/30/1987

“Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies and Content Workshops” – Expired Spring 1988

“Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education” – Cooney/Hoff (NSF)

Box 11 - Grants

“Short Courses, Selected Mathematics and Science Topics” – Cooney/Hoff, 1981-1982 (NSF), Expired 6/30/1982

“Sound and Electronics—Student Science Training Program” – Hanson, Summer 1981 (NSF), Expired 7/24/1981

“Studies of Lie-Admissible Algebras in Physical Applications” – Myung, Expired 6/1/1983

“Summer Institute for Physics Teachers” – Expired 7/31/1987

“Summer Institute of Science Teachers” – Expired 7/31/1988

“Summer Workshop for Junior High School Math Teachers” – B. Litwiller, Expired June 1985

“Summer Workshop for Junior High School Mathematics Teachers” – Duncan (DPI), Expired 9/30/1987

“Teaching Physics Through Optical Technologies” – Dale Olson & Tim Cooney (I-30), Expired 2/1/1989

“Vibrations of Plucked Strings” – Roger Hanson (ISF), Expired 6/30/1987

Finding aid prepared for the Web by Assistant Archivist Dustin S. Witsman, February 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.

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