Daryl Pendergraft Papers

Collection Overview

Title: Daryl Pendergraft Papers

Record Series: 02/00/02/02

Record Group:

02/00/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Pendergraft, Daryl F.

Date: 1920-1976

Extent: 7 boxes (2.71 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Physical Access: Some materials are fragile and require careful handling, such as onionskin papers. The facsimiles in the collection are faded and blurred.

Technical Access: Some materials are recorded on formats which require special playback equipment to use.

  • 02/05/01 James William Maucker Papers
  • 02/06/01 John J. Kamerick Papers

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Historical Note

Daryl Pendergraft was born in 1907 in Clarinda, Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from Buena Vista College and his masters and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Iowa.

His career in educationi started in public schools in Adair, Griswold, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he taught and coached. Before teaching at the University of Northern Iowa, Pendergraft taught at the University of Kansas and Iowa State University. Additionally, he served in the Navy from 1934-1946.

From 1946 until his death in 1975, Pendergraft held several different positions at the University of Northern Iowa (previously named Iowa State Teachers College and State College of Iowa). He was a professor of history, Coordinator of Curriculum, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Director of Field Services and Extension, Assistant to the President and Executive Dean, Acting President, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Field Services.

Pendergraft also co-wrote the second volume of the UNI history book A Century of Leadership and Service with William Lang.

Scope and Content

The Daryl Pendergraft Papers contains bound books, note cards, newspaper clippings, film, reel-to-reel audiotapes, and a cassette tape. These materials primarily cover Pendergraft's work as assistant to President Maucker from 1950-1970 and President Kamerick from 1970 to 1971. There are also newspaper clippings relating to UNI.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Future Development and Administrative Reorganization #1
  • Folder 2: Future Development and Administrative Reorganization #2
  • Folder 3: Evaluation of General Education
  • Folder 4: Evaluation of General Education
  • Folder 5: 1961-1963-Evaluation of General Education Courses

Box 2

  • Folder 1: Correspondence and planning documents

Box 3

  • Folder 1: Childress hiring documents
  • Folder 2: UNI sit-in and minority documents
  • Folder 3: Reports and awards documents
  • Folder 4: Campus Disturbances

Box 4

  • Bound Book: Report of the State College of Iowa Cedar Falls to North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in Regard to Request for Accreditation of Specialist in Education Degree Program,  June 1963
  • Bound Book: Report of National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Presented by State College of Iowa, December 1963
  • Bound Book: Appendix to the Report to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Presented by State College of Iowa, December 1963
  • Bound Book: A Report to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education presented by State College of Iowa, December 1963
  • Bound Book: A Report to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Presented by State College of Iowa, December 1963
  • Folder 1: General Education
  • Folder 2: Dr. Pendergraft's Office
  • Folder 3: Kamerick Administration

Box 5

  • Folder 1: Speech notes
  • Folder 2: Correspondence
  • Folder 3: Administrative materials
  • Folder 4: May 1975 interview
  • Folder 5: June 1975 interview
  • Folder 6: Manuscripts for centennial

Box 6

  • Folders 1-34: Manuscripts for centennial book

Box 7

  • Folder 1: DRAFT - Centennial Book Volume II - Chapter XII



Processing Information

Collection processed by Brandi Smith, Gabrielle Emmons, and Robert Umsted, October 2017. Updated by Keegan Little, May 2018 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2020.