Art and Architecture Committee

Collection Overview

Title: Art and Architecture Committee

Record Series: 07/01/03 [13]

Record Group:

07/01/03 Faculty Committees

Extent: 5 boxes; 2 oversize items (3.58 linear feet)

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

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Some materials were donated in 1997

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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

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Historical Note

The Art and Architecture Committee acts as a liaison between artists, clients, and the University of Northern Iowa administration. The committee was founded following the 1979 passage of the "Art in State Buildings" program by the Iowa Legislature. It recommends artists or the purchase of artwork for campus capital improvement projects.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, plans, blueprints, and photographs concerning campus projects from 1960 to 1978, along with the early 1990s.



  • Gilchrist Hall
  • Industrial Technology Center: Industrial Technology Sculpture, National Endowment for the Arts Information
  • Library
    • Library - "Dichotomy" by Philip Ogle
    • Woven Fiber Hanging (proposal)
  • McCollum Science Building:
    • Photo Mural by John Schulze
    • John Schulze Originals


  • Maucker Union
    • Light Reliefs, Originals, by Hung Shu Hu
  • Physical Education Center
  • Redeker Center Panels
  • Russell Hall - "Symphony in Three Forms" by Done Finegan
  • Schindler Education Center
    • "Environmental Place," Originals by Hung Shu Hu
    • "Environmental Place," S.I.T.E.
  • Speech / Art Complex
  • Towers Complex, Lounge Sculpture, Originals by D.C. Hensler
  • Towers Complex, Originals by Dale Eldred
  • Towers Complex Sculpture by Anthony Padavano
  • "Variations on a Theme: Joy," Originals, by Bob Lorr


  • Announcements and Brochures, 1990-
  • Meeting Minutes, 1983-1985, 1995-
  • Art and Architecture Committee
  • Campus Project Plan
  • Committee Budget
  • Committee Members and Meeting agendas
  • Correspondence
  • General Committee files, 1960-1982
  • Information on other artists / artwork
  • Name plates


  • Possible Artists
  • State of Iowa, 1/2 of 1% law - early planning
  • Comprehensive Campus Plan, November 1968


  • First proposal for Industrial Technology Center
  • North Elevation with proposed woven fiber hanging, west lounge, main library
  • Art and Architecture photo album, 1960-1974


  • Correspondence and Proposals for Campus Art Projects, 1993-1996
  • Annie Turner Wittenmeyer sculpture:
    • Artist Charles Ross, Artist Sam Hernandez, Artist Clarice Dreyer, Unsuccessful Proposal by Clarie Dreyer, Unsuccessful Proposal by Bruce White, 1995
  • Videotapes
    • Artist Clarice Dreyer's Wittenmeyer Sculpture Proposal
    • Lang Hall Auditorium





  • One art proposal
  • One art piece


  • "Art and Architecture Committee." Northern Iowa Student Government. 
  • "New artwork to be unveiled at Russell Hall concert." InsideUNI, April 14, 2011.

Processing Information

Original finding aid created by Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Gerry L. Peterson. Papers reorganized and revised finding aid created by Library Assistant Susan A. Basye, February 1998. Updated by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2021 and December 2021.