University of Northern Iowa Emeritus Association Records, 1990-2016

Collection Overview

Title: University of Northern Iowa Emeritus Association Records, 1990-2016

Record Series: 08/00/06

Record Group:

08/00/01 University Advancement Collection

Creator: University of Northern Iowa Emeritus Association

Date: 1990-2016

Extent: 3 boxes (1.04 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

The University of Northern Iowa Emeritus Association (UNIEA) was founded in 1986, with retired professor Ross Nielson creating procedures and getting approval from the university and faculty. UNIEA's purpose is to involve emeriti in UNI affairs and the UNI community, as well as to create a community amongst the emeriti faculty themselves. UNIEA members must have emeritus status as defined by UNI, which includes at least ten years of service at UNI. Those who are given emeritus status automatically join UNIEA. The Association has an advisory council and also holds annual luncheons. For more information, please visit the UNIEA website.


  • Series 1: Correspondence
  • Series 2: Administrative Records
  • Series 3: Financial Records
  • Series 4: Publications

Scope and Content

This collection is arranged into four series. It contains handwritten and typewritten documents, many of which are annotated. Series 1, Correspondence, dates from 1996-2012 and includes correspondence calling for nominations, thank you notes, invitations to participate in events, seeking financial support from UNIEA members, and other Association business matters.

The second series, Administrative Records, is the most extensive series in the collection and dates from 1990-2016. It consists of six groupings arranged alphabetically. The Advisory Council materials include minutes and agendas covering topics such as membership, annual luncheons, committee work, and policies and procedures. Annual Meeting items contain minutes and agendas from that event, with discussions focused primarily on activities from the previous year and planning for the upcoming year. Documents from the Eller Scholarship Committee include correspondence, application requirements, drafts, and a handful of committee minutes. The Luncheon Planning Files contain correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, and more detailing the planning of these luncheons. The final two groupings, Membership and Miscellaneous Documents, consist of membership information and bylaws, policies, and procedures respectively.

Series 3, Financial Records, contains Statements of Change for the Emeritus Association Fund, memos about accounts and other account summaries and receipts. The final series, Publications, is comprised of the UNIEA newsletter, dating from Winter 1993 to Spring 2010, with one issue from Spring 2016, and three copies of UNI Emeritus History.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Correspondence, 1996-2012; undated [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Administrative Records - Advisory Council, 1995-2008; undated [Series 2]

  • Folder 3: Administrative Records - Annual Meeting, 1990-2008; undated [Series 2]

  • Folder 4: Administrative Records - Eller Scholarship Committee, 1994; 1999-2011; undated [Series 2]

  • Folder 5: Administrative Records - Luncheon Planning, 1992-2002 [Series 2]

  • Folder 6: Administrative Records - Luncheon Planning, 2003-2008; 2016; undated [Series 2]

  • Folder 7: Administrative Records - Membership, 1996-2006; undated [Series 2]

Box 2

  • Folder 1: Administrative Records - Miscellaneous Documents, 1995-2010; 2016; undated [Series 2]

  • Folder 2: Financial Records, 1999-2011 [Series 3]

  • Folder 3: Newsletters, Winter 1993-Spring 2010; Spring 2016 [Series 4]

  • Folder 4: UNI Emeritus History [Series 4]

  • Folder 5: "A Review of the History and Development of Emeritus Status at the University of Northern Iowa and its Predecessor Institutions, 1876-1996", by Professor Emeritus Ross A. Nielsen.

Box 3

**Please note that  materials in this box are restricted from their date of creation plus 70 years**

  • Folder 1: Correspondence, 2002-2003 [Series 1]

  • Folder 2: Administrative Records - Eller Scholarship Committee, 2000-2007 [Series 2]

  • Folder 3: Financial Records, 2004-2005; 2009 [Series 3]



Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, June 2019. Updated February 2020 (TW).