Individual Studies Subject Files, 1959-1990

Collection Overview

Title: Individual Studies Subject Files, 1959-1990

Record Series: 03/03/04

Record Group:

03/03/04 Individual Studies Subject Files, 1959-1990

Creator: Individual Studies Program

Date: 1959-1990

Extent: 53 boxes

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains a wide variety of information from the Individual Studies Program, including the Honors Program, budgets and other financial information, correspondence, faculty documents, material related to Professor Edward Amend during the time he was associated with the Individual Studies Program, student projects and papers, prospectuses, evaluations, handbooks and manuals, etc.

Inventory

Boxes 1-13 deal mostly with the Honors Program. Included are correspondence, reports, courses, origin of the program, lectures, conferences, etc.

BOX 1

  • Honors consultants
  • Comprehensive study of Honors Program, 1968-1969 Conferences, 1971-1972
  • Honors  courses
  • Credit-by-examination (Honors  application)
  • Function—credit  forms
  • Open credit
  • Test-out statistics
  • Departmental Honors Correspondence, 1970-1972

BOX 2

  • Correspondence, 1959-1971
  • Origin of the Honors Program
  • Honors faculty
  • Honors class list
  • Record forms
  • Honors Lectureship, 1966-1970
  • Honors Requisitions and receipts, 1969-1970

BOX 3

  • Proposal for a Program of Individual Honors
  • 1970 Correspondence
  • Honors Convocation Mankiewicz, May 12, 1971
  • Honors  Student  Association upcoming agenda
  • Honors students'  meeting, Spring semester, 1972
  • Honors trip, 1970
  • Honors Study Trip 1970
  • Independent Study Reports Class trips to Chicago, 1969 and 1970
  • National Collegiate Honors Council Meeting in New Orleans, 1969
  • New York City trip, 1968-69
  • Chicago Study Tour, Spring, 1968
  • Independent Study  Statement
  • Old Honor Students mailing list
  • Al W. Woods
  • Henningsen
  • David Sparks
  • Denise Kane
  • Eric Mccollum
  • Beverly Shaw
  • Proposed requisitions Honors Award
  • General Honors brochure student evaluations
  • General Honors graduates
  • Miscellaneous brochures
  • College organizations, 1966-1968
  • Bryce Ausprich
  • College G.E. Hearing

BOX 4

  • C.I.E.S., 1971-1972
  • Reports, etc.
  • University, 1969-1970
  • Honors budget, 1968-1971
  • Budget, 1971-1976

BOX 5 – Budget, 1976-1981

BOX 6 – Budget, 1981-1984

BOX 7 – Drug use

  • Drug Use Seminar
  • Guidelines, revisions
  • Paracolleges
  • Fall 1973 publication letter
  • Publicity, 1972-1974

BOX 8 – College organization

  • College Faculty meetings, 1971-1972
  • College retreat
  • CIES,  1972-1973
  • Continuing Education,  1972-1974
  • Faculty documents, 1973-1974

BOX 9 – Faculty  documents, 1972-1974

  • State Humanities Program
  • General Education Committee, 1972-1973
  • Books Lists, Spring and  Fall, 1972
  • Budget, 1972-1974
  • Correspondence, 1972-1974
  • NCHC Conference Committee

BOX 10 – N.C.H.C.

  • Correspondence, 1972-1973
  • N.C.H.C. Programs, 1972-73
  • N.C.H.C. Annual Meeting, 1972
  • Student Assistants, 1972-1974
  • Work study Assistants P&R Dept. Amend
  • Addresses, 1972-1973

BOX 11

  • Addresses Bible History and Human Expectations
  • Responsibility to students
  • Coffee
  • Consultants
  • Highway 518 corridor
  • Honors designations
  • Honors publicity, 1972-1973
  • Registration information sheet
  • Newspaper clippings, 1972-1973
  • Publicity, 1971-1972
  • Freshman Orientation, 1971-1972
  • Honors clippings, 1970-1971
  • Publicity Progress, 1970-1971
  • Poster ideas
  • Honors paste-ups,  prospectas, credit functions, foreign brochures, articles, etc.
  • IHP  Bibliography
  • "Plastic Iceberg"  Copy Honors, 1970
  • Thesis Committees, 1973-1974

BOX 12 – C.O.S.I.P.

  • Director of the UNI Honors Program
  • Richard Brook, vita
  • Honors Program Appointment of Director--Salary, etc.
  • Future of Honors
  • Honors Board agenda and minutes, 1971-1973
  • Honors Board communications, 1971-1973
  • HSA, 1971-1973
  • Conference honors
  • Report to Faculty Senate, 1973

BOX 13 – Honors Board Miscellaneous Reports

  • To Senate, 1972
  • Upper Midwest Honors Council
  • National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall, 1971
  • Foreign Honors  brochures
  • NCHC meeting, Fall, 1970
  • Honors Board meeting minutes, April, 1968-May, 1970
  • Honors Convocation
  • Honors Student Association
  • Honors agendas--working
  • Honors Board agenda--past

Boxes 14  through 17 deal mostly with the committees, programs, and institutes in  which Professor Amend participated while he was involved in the Individual studies Program. There are several personal files related to Prof. Amend, plus a great deal of correspondence.

BOX 14

  • Cluster College, 1970
  • Special Funding, 1971-1973
  • Individual Studies Association, 1973-1974
  • Special Honors, 1972-1974
  • Students Pending Approval for Thesis Participation, 1973-1978
  • Values Clarification Class, 1974
  • Koinonia Alternative Semester, 1974
  • Honors Exchange Handbook
  • Research Manuals
  • Iowa Association of Alternative Schools State Directory, 1979-1980
  • Special Degree Check Sheets (bound sheets representing various colleges and universities and their Special Studies Program), 1973
  • Ideas for new programs, 1972-1979

BOX 15

  • Correspondence, 1970-1978
  • High School visits
  • Absence requests, 1973-1978
  • College of Education Newsletter, 1972-1973
  • Extension classes given by Professor Amend
  • Off-campus involvement
  • Higher education bibliographies

BOX 16

  • Center for Human Growth, 1974
  • Purchase of a Chicago House, 1975
  • Cross-Generational (Multi generation center), 1975
  • Community building
  • Advanced placement
  • Drug Abuse Prevention Workshop, 1975
  • Education for Survival Conference, 1973
  • Clearinghouses for Experimental Programs, 1972-1979

BOX 17 – Summer Institutes

  • Freshmen Institutes, 1974-1975
  • Overseas Humanities Institutes study Abroad
  • European Interim Study Tour Foreign Study Committee

Boxes 18-19 contain files on committees of which Professor Amend was a participating member while head of the Individual Studies Program.

Box 18

  • General Education
  • Human Identity and Personal Relationships National Endowment for the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fund
  • Need and Scope Committee
  • CHFA Curriculum and Educational Policies Committee
  • Curriculum Committee, new courses
  • Curriculum Committee, course changes
  • Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Library Faculty Advisory
  • Committee Library liaisons

BOX 19

  • Graduate Council material, 1978-1980
  • International BLS Committee
  • Commission on Evening Programs

 BOX 20 – Student projects

BOX 21

  • “Understanding Self and Others,” (student papers), Spring, 1976
  • Exploratory Seminar 00:192
  • Culture of the Ghetto, Spring 1972
  • European Cultural Foundations
  • Black Education in Urban America Boredom & Leisure
  • Boredom & Leisure Student Papers, Fall 1974
  • Chinese Art
  • Theatre and Music
  • Death and Dying, Spring 1976
  • Developing Creative Communications (Exploratory  Seminar)
  • Street Law, Spring 1979
  • The Future of Cable Television
  • Museum Procedures
  • Muzzle-Loading Firearms

BOX 22

  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Techniques of Effective Study, Spring 1976
  • Understanding Self and Others, Spring 1976
  • Women in the Bible
  • Women's Studies
  • Future Studies

BOX 23

  • Ancient Astronauts and Other Popular Hypotheses

  • Law as a Career, Spring, 1975 (Student Papers)

  • Law as a Career

BOX 24 

  • Peace Studies
  • Regents Committee on Educational Relations
  • Environmental Studies
  • Student Film Festival
  • Wilderness Camping
  • Nursing Seminar
  • Leadership Development (NOTE: This seminar was never held; dropped twice)
  • Flight Training
  • Seminar: Piaget/Right/Left Hemisphere Function
  • Solar Energy
  • Individual studies, Career Emphasis
  • Correspondence

Boxes 25-26 were donated by Professor R. D. Talbott and probably accumulated by Professor Wallace Anderson.

BOX 25

  • Superior Student Program, 1960
  • Theme Group Evaluations, Academic Year 1961-1962
  • Evaluations, Man in Society I, Spring 1963
  • Evaluations, Humanities I,  Fall 1966
  • Evaluations, Humanities I and  II, Spring, Summer 1967
  • Evaluations, Art Th. Gr., Fall 1967
  • Chicago Trip Evaluations, Spring 1968
  • Ginsberg Evaluation, 1968
  • Evaluation, T & C (Honors)  Field Trip - November 13, 1968
  • New York Trip Evaluation, Spring 1969
  • Honors Evaluation Project, 1968-1969

BOX 26

  • Summer Honors, 1961
  • Honors Program, 1961-69

BOX 27

  • Honors Project Evaluations, Fall 1970
  • Honors Projects - Incomplete and No Report, Fall 1970
  • Correspondence, 1971
  • Honors class schedule, Spring 1971
  • Experimental Education Seminar
  • P.I.R.G.
  • Self-forming seminar analysis
  • U.S. Imperialism course
  • Drug Study, 1971-72

 Boxes 28-38 contain Prospectuses and Evaluations for Individual Studies Projects: 00:192 - Self-forming seminars:

00:196 -Interdisciplinary readings

00:197 - Undergraduate thesis projects

00:198 -Independent study

The Prospectuses are completed applications outlining the student's intentions for the project. Evaluations are completed by the student's faculty consultant. This file also contains, in folders labeled "General, some correspondence, memos, and announcements pertaining to independent study.

Prospectuses and Evaluations

BOX 28 – Spring, Summer, Fall, 1971

BOX 29 – Spring, 1972

BOX 30 – Summer, Fall, 1972

BOX 31 – Spring, Summer, 1973

BOX 32 – Fall, 1973; Spring, 1974

BOX 33 – Spring, Summer, Fall, 1974

BOX 34 – Spring, Summer, Fall, 1975

BOX 35 – Spring, summer, Fall, 1976; Spring, 1977

BOX 36 – Summer, Fall, 1977; Spring, Summer, Fall, 1978; Spring, Summer, 1979

BOX 37 – Fall, 1979; Spring, Summer, Fall, 1980; Spring, 1981

BOX 38 - Exploratory Seminars

  • Summer, Fall, 1981
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, 1982
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, 1983
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, 1984
  • Proposed Seminars, Spring, 1972
  • Seminar Evaluations, Spring, 1972

BOX 39 – Fall, 1972; Spring, Fall, 1973

BOX 40 – Spring, Fall, 1974

BOX 41 – Spring, Fall, 1975; Spring, 1976

BOX 42 – Fall, 1976; Spring, Summer, Fall, 1977; Spring, Summer, Fall, 1978

BOX 43

  • Spring, Fall, 1979
  • Spring, Fall, 1980
  • Spring, Fall, 1981
  • Spring, Fall, 1982
  • Spring, Fall, 1983
  • Spring, Fall, 1984
  • Spring, Fall, 1985
  • Spring, 1986

BOX 44

  • Prison Reform Trip, Des Moines, 1972
  • Field Trips, 1971-1976
  • Chicago Trip (King Tut), 1977
  • Paul  Winter Consort
  • Mayes, Bernard
  • European Room
  • Spain—Coordinated  Study
  • SPAN - Student Project for Amity among Nations Merit Scholar Conference, 1979
  • National Collegiate Honors Council

BOX 45

  • Bachelor of Liberal Studies videotape, 1979
  • National Student Exchange Program videotapes, 1980
  • National Student Exchange Program audiocassettes (3)  for slide  presentation; script, 1983

BOX 46 – Slide tray #1

  • National Student Exchange (Boise, Bowling Green, Buffalo, E. Montana, Fort Hays, Idaho, Illinois State, Indiana, Purdue)

BOX 47 – Slide tray #2

  • National Student Exchange (Montana,  North Carolina, North Dakota, UNI, Oregon, South Dakota State, Towson, Utah, Westchester)

BOX 48 – Slide tray #3

National Student Exchange (Patterson, Wisconsin, Boston, Hawaii at Manoa, New Mexico, Georgia, Maine at Portland, Gorham)

BOX 49 – Slide tray #4

  • National Student Exchange (Calif. State at Chico, Maine at Fort Kent, Northern Colorado)

BOX 50

  • 5" Audio Reel, May 11, 1972
  • Honors Project
  • John Shulta and  Rich Mareske,
  • 9 songs, performed with Grove
  • 5" Audio  Reel,  meeting,  Colorado University, concerning honors program
  •  3” Audio Reel, narration for Honors film Cassettes, June 6, 1974
  • FRBA Institute, June 17, 1974, Amend and Berg, June 17, 1974
  • Individual studies Planning Conference Board Seminar
  • Instructors, November 20, 1973
  • FRBA Institute, Berg and Amend, June 24, 1974
  • Individual studies Board
  • Day-Long Planning Conference
  • Amend and Martin's Retreat House, November 20, 1973
  • Individual studies, Board Meeting, September 16, 1974, includes Tom Berg's observations on 1974 Freshman Summer Institute
  • Church Council Practice, January 29, 1972
  • UFT (Black-White) schools, school #281 in New York
  • Lady talking about Middle East-Arabs and Israelis (two cassettes)
  • Ocean Hill-Brownsville Morning Interview
  • Morning Interview Ocean Hill-Brownsville; March 24
  • Confrontation

BOX 51 – Films

  • “Regrooving is Easy,” June 26, 1972 (boxed)
  • “B-wind Neg Track” (no  box)
  • "Pix” (no box)

BOX 52 – Exploratory seminars, 1984-1990

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Archivist Gerald Peterson. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2016, November 2017, and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 15, 2017.