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University of Iowa -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcsh: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Previous term: University of Iowa General Information and University History ID for History: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99005024.html

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Aims and Progress of Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0003.002
Scope and Contents

Aims and Progress of Research is a sub-series of the publication University of Iowa Studies.

Dates: -

Alumni and Former Students Vertical File Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0015.001
Scope and Contents

The Alumni and Former Students Vertical File Collection of the University of Iowa Archives consist of records pertaining to over 500 former University students. The files may include, but are not limited to, obituaries and newspaper articles. These records are collected continuously, and new files are created from these newspaper articles. The collection is a convenient source of biographical information about University of Iowa alumni and former students. Each entry below represents a folder pertaining to that particular individual.To access a folder in our reading room, note the title of the desired folder and the name and RG number of this collection, then contact staff in the Department of Special Collections with your request.

Dates: 1860-; 1930-

Apparatus Lists Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0001.004

Assembly Programs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0013.002
Dates: Majority of material found in 1903-1910

Buildings and Grounds Vertical Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0015.002
Scope and Contents The Buildings and Grounds Vertical Files of the University of Iowa Archives consist of records pertaining to over 200 campus buildings and landmarks, such as bridges, statues and other features. Maps of the campus are available in Series II (miscellaneous files), documenting the University's growth since the late 1800's. The files may include, but are not limited to, newspaper articles, building dedication programs, and floor plans. Many of the files include data sheets (goldenrod color) compiled during a 1985 survey of the campus conducted by the Historic University Buildings Committee. The data sheets note the building's name and use history, additions and other modifications, construction and demolition dates, and name of architect where available.The collection is a convenient source of information about the ever-changing landscape of the University of Iowa campus. Each entry below represents a folder pertaining to that particular building or landmark.To access a folder in...
Dates: 1855-

Committee on University Lectures Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0011.001
Scope and Contents

The Records of the Committee on University Lectures include minutes, correspondence, event programs, and other materials used in the planning and scheduling of public lectures at The University of Iowa.

Dates: 1956-

Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0015.003
Scope and Contents The Faculty and Staff Vertical Files of the University of Iowa Archives consist of records pertaining to over 20,000 former and current University employees, including administrators, professors, instructors, clerical workers, health care providers and others. The files may include, but are not limited to, obituaries, resumes, newspaper articles, and scholarly publications. The collection is a convenient source of biographical information about University of Iowa faculty and staff.Many of the files include index cards that formed the now-defunct Faculty List, which was maintained by Archives staff until 1998. Data typed onto the individual cards were derived from the general catalogs and, as a result, may include only approximate dates of service to the University. In addition to the individual files listed in this collection, folders containing photocopies of the above-noted index cards are maintained at the beginning of each alphabetized section of the collection. If a...
Dates: 1860-

Fiction with an Iowa City Setting: A Checklist Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0001.006
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, drafts, notes by Earl M. Rogers, compiler of two editions. Books at Iowa has two articles that list works of fiction that contain references to Iowa City; this collection consists of documents supporting the prepartion of the articles--1980s.

Dates: 1982-1996

Flood of 2008 Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0001.007

General Catalog Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0008.001

Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0011.003
Scope and Contents

The Gwyn Jones Lectures Collection consists of the scripts of five lectures presented by Mr. Jones during his visit to The University of Iowa. Although not dated, it is believed these lectures were given about 1983, or 15 years after he completed writing A History of the Vikings.

Dates: 1983

Historical Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0001.003
Scope and Contents

The Historical Papers collection of the University of Iowa Archives consists mainly of articles and personal essays that pertain to University of Iowa history. The papers, mostly unpublished, address a wide variety of topics, including college and department histories, faculty biographies, academic programs, political activism, and social life. Authors are faculty, alumni, students, historians, and others associated with the University, and the papers are arranged alphabetically by name of author. Donors have submitted these papers to the Archives on numerous occasions.

Dates: 1855-

Iowans in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Social Justice: An Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0006.003
Scope and Contents

This oral history collection consists of transcripts and digital files pertaining to "Iowans in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Social Justice: An Oral History," Conducted in the Fall of 2014.

Dates: 2014

John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0011.004
Scope and Contents

The John F. Murray Lecture Series Collection consists of news releases, promotional announcements, and some texts of speeches, beginning with the series' inception in 1952. Photographs: None

Dates: 1952-1967

Manuscript File Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG01.0001.001
Scope and Contents

The Manuscript File Collection on Early University History is a rich source on 19th-century and early 20th-century developments at the University of Iowa. It consists of the University's earliest known records documenting its business transactions, academic activity, and external communications. For the most part the material was prepared or received by William J. Haddock (1832-1906), secretary to the Board of Trustees, later Regents, from 1864 to 1901. It is also considered the foundation collection of the University Archives, as it resulted from the first institutional attempts to document University of Iowa history.Many types of records comprise the collection: correspondence, receipts from Iowa City businesses and those located in Des Moines, Chicago, New York and elsewhere, official memos, expense records, contractor

Dates: 1849-1963