President's Cottage, oil painting, 1983. 

Collection Overview

Title: President's Cottage, oil painting, 1983. 

Record Series: 00/00/06

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Creator: Robert Lauer (?)

Date: 1983

Extent: 2.08 linear feet

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

Language: This is a painting.

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Preferred Citation: President's Cottage, oil painting, 1983, Archives Record Series 00/00/06, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This is a 16" X 14" oil on canvas painting of the building now known as the Honors Cottage.  It was formerly known as the President's Cottage, the Dean's Residence, and the Ethnic Minorities Culture and Education Center.  The painting is inscribed:  UNI, Minority House, Cedar Falls IA, Former Vice President Home.  The artist's signature is smeared:  Robert Lauer (?) 83, to Dr. William Lang.  Professor Lang lived in that house when he served as Dean of Instruction and Vice President.

Staff from the office of the Provost brought the painting to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in 2014.


Box 1

The painting

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, March 1, 2016. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet updated July 31, 2017.