RG99. Papers of Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Associates
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
The Papers of Bohumil Shimek include published material and field notes taken by Shimek, assessing geological and botanical features of Iowa counties and other areas of the Midwest around the turn of the twentieth century. The collection also includes a set of his articles, both published and unpublished, arranged alphabetically by title.
Professor of art and art history. Consultant to National Endowment for the Humanities. Correspondence, administrative records.
These papers describe the work of Dr. Darwin T. Turner and his collections of writings by African American authors. These papers document his development of the African American World Studies Program, within the English Department at the University of Iowa.
Professor of mathematics, University of Iowa, from 1918 until 1954. Correspondence and lectures.
These papers include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, floor plans, and campus maps relating to the planning of campus classrooms and dormitories during the 1940s and 1950s. The file labels and alphabetical organization exist as they were assigned by Ambrose.
Of note is the 1955 space utilization study, conducted for all offices and classrooms in all campus buildings. In addition to the enormity of the project, this study is noteworthy for the standardization of building names Ambrose apparently brought about. He and his staff found that four resources -- the 1954 Financial Report, the Staff Directory, the Schedule of Courses, and the SUI section of the telephone book -- were not in agreement regarding the nomenclature of some campus buildings (see Box 10, folder 1). This collection provides a view of campus growth, as well as evidence of cooperation between institutions as they grappled with the same challenges.
Photographs: Boxes 13, 20
Founding director of the University of Iowa School of Library Science (later renamed School of Library and Information Science).
Professor of Chemistry at the University of Iowa, 1863-1886. Founder of the Iowa Weather Service, the first state weather and crop service in the United States.
University of Iowa professor of history, 1902-1949. Research specialty in European studies.
Editorial assistant for the University of Iowa News and Information Service from 1952 until 1958, and administrative assistant in the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1958 to 1979. Reports, writings, and news releases.
Professor and head of Art Department, 1936-1958. Correspondence, articles, clippings.
Professor of English from 1920 until 1951. Published on the literature of Quakers.
The Marcus Bach papers, 1933-1964, contain correspondence, scripts, programs, publishing contracts, articles, and biographical materials from the playright and religion scholar.
University of Iowa professor of English and instrumental in the founding of the UI School of Letters.
Professor in Internal Medicine who specialized in hematology and oncology. Diary.