John J. Kamerick Papers, ca. 1968-1983

Collection Overview

Title: John J. Kamerick Papers, ca. 1968-1983

Record Series: 02/06/01 [Box 1-30]

Record Group:

02/06 John Joseph Kamerick

Creator: Kamerick, John J.

Date: c. 1968-1983

Extent: 30 boxes (13.47 linear feet); 1 oversize item (3.58 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

John J. Kamerick was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, in December 1919. He attended St. Ambrose University, majoring in philosophy and general science. e earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and received honorary doctorates from Loras College and St. Ambrose University. Kamerick also served in the United States Navy aboard a mine-sweeper. During World War II, he was in the Pacific theatre and later "received the Victory Medal and one Battle Star for the Philippine Liberation, and six Battle Stars for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.

Kamerick was dean of Lewis College of Science (Lockport, Illinois), academic vice president and provost at Kent State University, and was president of North Texas State University. From 1970-1983, Kamerick was the president of the University of Northern Iowa. During his administration, campus expanded through the construction of the Communications/Art Center, Schindler Education Center, Industrial Technology Center, Physical Education Center, and the UNI-Dome. The Kamerick Art Center is named after him. He resigned the presidency in 1983 and became a history professor at UNI. He was also the chairman of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and President of the Iowa College Association. He retired in 1987.

Kamerick and his wife, Elaine, had six children. He passed away in April 2015.

Scope and Content

This collection is strong concerning administrative aspects of Dr. Kamerick's administration.

 

Inventory

Box 1

  • Folder 1: AASCU Taiwan Trip
  • Folder 2: AAUP
  • Folder 3: Academic Affairs, Office of
  • Folder 4: Academic Calendar
  • Folder 5: Accreditation – DPI
  • Folder 6: Accreditation – NCA
  • Folder 7: Accreditation – NCATE
  • Folder 8: Addresses
  • Folder 9: Administration of Clerical Personnel, Comm.

Box 2

  • Folder 1: Administrative Organization, July, 1972
  • Folder 2: Affirmative Action
  • Folder 3: Ahmad, Iqbal (Court Case) – See also Box 19
  • Folder 4: American Association of State Colleges and UniversitiesFolder 5:
  • Folder 6: Announcement of John J. Kamerick’s appointment as President (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Folder 7: Art Department
  • Folder 8: Association of Iowa College Presidents

Box 3

  • Folders 1-5: Auditor’s Reports, 1971-1975

Box 4

  • Folder 1: Beard, Marshall – Resignation
  • Folder 2: Boy Scout Work
  • Folder 3: Broadcasting Services
  • Folder 4: Budgets
  • Folder 5: Business Office
  • Folder 6: Cedar Falls Record
  • Folder 7: Co-ed Housing
  • Folder 8: Collective Bargaining
  • Folder 9: College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Folder 10: Commencement
  • Folder 11: Committee of Five
  • Folder 12: Continuing Education
  • Folder 13: DPI
  • Folder 14: Des Moines Register
  • Folder 15: Justice Douglas’ Visit
  • Folder 16: Drug Abuse Program
  • Folder 17: EOP
  • Folder 18: Educational Broadcasting
  • Folder 19: Educational Media Center

Box 5

  • Folder 1: English Department
  • Folder 2: Enrollment Reports
  • Folder 3: Equal Opportunity Employment
  • Folder 4: Evaluation of Position, Committee on
  • Folder 5: Extension
  • Folder 6: Faculty Discipline
  • Folder 7: Gifts to UNI
  • Folder 8: Governor Ray

Box 6

  • Folder 1: Governor’s Economy Committees
  • Folder 2: Greene, Mitchell – Appointment
  • Folder 3: Grievances - RESTRICTED
  • Folder 4: Grievance – Hallberg - RESTRICTED
  • Folder 5: Grievance – Rapinchuk - RESTRICED
  • Folder 6: Housing – Residence Hall
  • Folder 7: Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education
  • Folder 8: Inter-institutional Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Folder 9: Interview (Kamerick) – November 30, 1970
  • Folder 10: Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
  • Folder 11: Iowa Coordinating Council for Post-High School Education
  • Folder 12: Enrollment Projection Study

Box 7

  • Folder 1: Iowa Coordinating Council for Post-High School Education
  • Folder 2: Final Report – Proposal for Progress
  • Folder 3: Information for Legislative Study Committee
  • Folder 4: Memos, Reports, Etc.
  • Folder 5: Minutes, 1970-1972

Box 8

  • Folder 1: KWWL
  • Folder 2: Legislative Appropriations Hearing
  • Folder 3: Married Women, Status of
  • Folder 4: Military
  • Folder 5: Modern Languages, Department of
  • Folder 6: Museum
  • Folder 7: Music, Department of

Box 9

  • Folder 1: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Folder 2: National Science Foundation
  • Folder 3: Nonacademic Affairs
  • Folder 4: Nonacademic Employees Union
  • Folder 5: P.P. Strike and related matters – February, 1968
  • Folder 6: Permanent Art Collection
  • Folder 7: Personnel/Payroll Information Systems Committee (Ad Hoc)

Box 10

  • Folder 1: Philosophy and Religion Department
  • Folder 2: Physical Plant Committee (General)
  • Folder 3: Placement Bureau
  • Folder 4: Presidents’ Cabinet, Minutes of, 1970-1971
  • Folder 5: Price Lab School

Box 11

  • Folder 1: Program Review Directed by Governor
  • Folder 2: Public Information Services
  • Folder 3: Purchasing
  • Folder 4: Purple & Old Gold Awards
  • Folder 5: Regents’ Budget Requests, 1975-1976, 1976-1977
  • Folder 6: Regents Equal Opportunity Report, 1980
  • Folder 7: Regents Equal Opportunity Report, 1981
  • Folder 8: Regents Meetings, Reports on
  • Folder 9: Registrar

Box 12

  • Folder 1: Sick Leave
  • Folder 2: Social Work Accreditation Reaffirmation Application, 1973
  • Folder 3: Speech (First) by Dr. John J. Kamerick (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Folder 4: State Department of Personnel Proposal
  • Folder 5: Student Aid
  • Folder 6: Student Discipline
  • Folder 7: Student Services Committee
  • Folder 8: Student Unrest
  • Folder 9: Technical Service
  • Folder 10: Title IX
  • Folder 11: Travel (Nonacademic Employees)
  • Folder 12: Tuition

Box 13

  • Folder 1: UNI Centennial – Hearst poem
  • Folder 2: UNI Foundation
  • Folder 3: Union Policy Board
  • Folder 4: Waterloo Courier
  • Folder 5: White House Conference on Families

Box 14 - Department Correspondence

  • Folder 1: Admission and Retention
  • Folder 2: Admissions
  • Folder 3: Aid to Athletes
  • Folder 4: Athletic Board
  • Folder 5: Athletics
  • Folder 6: Bids
  • Folder 7: Biology
  • Folder 8: Business
  • Folder 9: Career Planning and Placement
  • Folder 10: Chemistry
  • Folder 11: College of BBS
  • Folder 12: College of Education
  • Folder 13: College of Natural Sciences
  • Folder 14: Counseling
  • Folder 15: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Folder 16: Dining Services
  • Folder 17: Drama

Box 15 - Department Correspondence

  • Folder 1: Earth Science
  • Folder 2: Economics
  • Folder 3: Educational Psychology and Foundations
  • Folder 4: Enrollment Projections
  • Folder 5: Extension
  • Folder 6: Financial Aids
  • Folder 7: Fire
  • Folder 8: Forensics
  • Folder 9: Geography
  • Folder 10: Graduate College
  • Folder 11: Grants
  • Folder 12: Health Services
  • Folder 13: History

Box 16 - Department Correspondence

  • Folder 1: Home Economics
  • Folder 2: Housing and Dining Representatives
  • Folder 3: Housing (Residence Halls)
  • Folder 4: Library
  • Folder 5: Library Science
  • Folder 6: Married Student Housing
  • Folder 7: Mathematics
  • Folder 8:  Maucker Union
  • Folder 9: Senator Moynihan
  • Folder 10: NCAA
  • Folder 11: Physical Education for Men
  • Folder 12: Physical Education for Women
  • Folder 13: Personnel

Box 17 - Department Correspondence

  • Folder 1: Physics
  • Folder 2: Political Science
  • Folder 3: Price Laboratory School
  • Folder 4: Psychology
  • Folder 5: Registrar
  • Folder 6: Research
  • Folder 7: Safety and Security
  • Folder 8: School Administration and Personnel Services
  • Folder 9: Sociology and Anthropology
  • Folder 10: Speech
  • Folder 11: Speech Pathology
  • Folder 12: State Legislators
  • Folder 13: Student Services
  • Folder 14: Traffic
  • Folder 15: Traffic and Safety Committee

Box 18 - Department Correspondence

  • Folder 1: 24 hour Visitation
  • Folder 2: U.S. Congress, Iowa Legislature
  • Folder 3: University Cars
  • Folder 4: University Relations

Box 19 - RESTRICTED

  • Ahmad, Iqbal – Grievance (3 – 7” reel-to-reels)
  • Dickman, Olga and Rasmussen, Catherine (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Druvenga, Joseph – Hearing (2 – 7” reel-to-reels)
  • Friederich, Pearce – Hearing (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)

Box 20 - RESTRICTED

  • Hickman, Harry and Bishop, Willis – Hearing (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Hiduke, James – Grievance (3 – 7” reel-to-reels)
  • Jensen, Tage – Hearing (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Mastain, Gerald – Hearing (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Nielsen, Richard (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)

Box 21 - RESTRICTED

  • Odwarka, Karl – Grievance (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Quirk, Charles – Grievance (7 – 7” reel-to-reels)

Box 22 RESTRICTED

  • Quirk, Charles (contd.) – Grievance (17 – 90 minute cassettes)

Box 23 - RESTRICTED

  • Ryan, Layle – Hearing (1 – 7” reel-to-reel)
  • Sharp, Carol – Grievance (13 cassettes)

Box 24

  • Folder 1: Addresses, 1970-1982
  • Folder 2: Administrative Assistant (Gereth Barnes)
  • Folder 3: Administrative Organization
  • Folder 4: Certificate, Agency for International Development
  • Folder 5: Alumni Services
  • Folder 6: American Federation of Teachers
  • Folder 7: Art, Department of
  • Folder 8: Athletic Board, 1974-1978
  • Folder 9: Auditorium Space, 1951-1966
  • Folder 10: Broadcasting
  • Folder 11: Budgeting, 1971-1973
  • Folder 12: Business, School of

Box 25

  • Folder 1: Campus Disorder Policies, 1971-1973
  • Folder 2: Centennial
  • Folder 3: Co-ed Residence Hall Policy
  • Folder 4: Columbia Exchange, 1972-1980
  • Folder 5: Convocations
  • Folder 6: Credit Union
  • Folder 7: Dedication Ceremonies
  • Folder 8: Earth Science, Department of
  • Folder 9: Education, College of
  • Folder 10: Eh.D. Proposal
  • Folder 11: Employee Relations
  • Folder 12: Energy Conservation
  • Folder 13: Ethnic Minorities, 1976
  • Folder 14: Extension
  • Folder 15: Facilities Use Policy
  • Folder 16: Faculty Budget Committee, 1971-1978
  • Folder 17: UNI Foundation

Box 26

  • Folder 1: General Studies, College of, 1972
  • Folder 2: Gifts to UNI, 1963-1980
  • Folder 3: Gilchrist Hall Fire, 1972
  • Folder 4: Governor’s Budget hearing, 1980
  • Folder 5: Graduate College
  • Folder 6: Grassley Campaign Involvement, 1975
  • Folder 7: Grassley Papers
  • Folder 8: Grassley Questionnaire, 1970-1973
  • Folder 9: Humanities
  • Folder 10: Humanities and Fine Arts, College of
  • Folder 11: Industrial Technology, Department of
  • Folder 12: Inequity in UNI Appropriations, 1971-1972
  • Folder 13: Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Folder 14: Kamerick Inauguration
  • Folder 15: O.J. King
  • Folder 16: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, 1976
  • Folder 17: Library, 1970-1976
  • Folder 18: Married Group Education
  • Folder 19: Memoranda
  • Folder 20: Modern Languages, Department of
  • Folder 21: Music, School of
  • Folder 22: North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1975-1977
  • Folder 23: Price Laboratory School
  • Folder 24: Real Estate Lease Policies
  • Folder 25: Residence Hall Use, 1968-1970
  • Folder 26: Resignation and Leave Reports, 1967-1973
  • Folder 27: Roads and Highways

Box 27

  • Folder 1: Speakers Committee
  • Folder 2: Speakers on Campus
  • Folder 3: Speech/Art Complex
  • Folder 4: Strayer-Wood Theatre Grand Opening
  • Folder 5: Student Discipline, 1968-1971
  • Folder 6: Student Loan Default
  • Folder 7: Teacher Education
  • Folder 8: Theatre UNI
  • Folder 9: Irene M. Thompson Scholarship
  • Folder 10: UNI-Dome
  • Folder 11: Upward Bound
  • Folder 12: Vice President Selection, 1970-1971
  • Folder 13: White House Conference on Families, 1980
  • Folder 14: Wilfang Property, Hudson Road & 27th Street
  • Folder 15: Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Folder 16: Waverly Air Force Station – Proposal for Purchase, 1971
  • Folder 17: Bomb Threat Policy
  • Folder 18: Correspondence – General

Box 28

  • Folder 1: Board of Regents
  • Folder 2: Dormitory Bonds
  • Folder 3: Faculty Constitution

Box 29

  • Folder 1: Faculty Constitution (continued)
  • Folder 2: Faculty Senate
  • Folder 3: Honorary Degrees
  • Folder 4: Mission, Role, and Scope of the University
  • Folder 5: Name of Facilities, 1970-1983
  • Folder 6: Student Unrest
  • Folder 7: UNISA

Box 30

  • Save Energy Citation

Oversize

  • 1 item, certificate of recognition

Bibliography

Processing Information

Finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald Peterson. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, April 2017, October 2017, and February 2018; Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2020, March 2021. Linear feet updated August 8, 2017.