Alumni Services Files, 1933-1974

Collection Overview

Title: Alumni Services Files, 1933-1974

Record Series: 08/03/03

Record Group:

08/03/03 Alumni Service Files, 1933-1974

Creator: Alumni Services

Date: 1933-1974

Extent: 9 boxes (3.75 linear feet )

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Alumni Office subject files were acquired in two separate transactions. Boxes 1-4 arrived in January 1979 and boxes 5-7 arrived in May 1982.

Sensitive Materials Statement: 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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Scope and Content

The papers in boxes 1-4 are the office files of the various bureaus which handled alumni services. They consist primarily of records relating to the legislative contact program and communication with alumni. Through this program, the three state universities attempted to keep state legislators informed about the needs of higher education.

The papers in boxes 5-7 are subject files from the Alumni Office containing information on fundraising activities and alumni relations.


Boxes 1-2

Legislative contact program

  • Correspondence

  • Brochures

  • Memoranda

  • Printed material


Annual report of Alumni Services, 1955-1965

Budget of Alumni Services, 1958-1969

Alumni Association Board meeting, 1969

Alumni summer school project, 1966



  • With President Maucker, 1954-1969

  • With Daryl Pendergraft

  • With Tom Pettit

  • With Arnold V. Graeber

Fundraising proposals, including for the UNI-Dome

Fundraising proposals for joint alumni association involving ISU, SUI, and ISTC, 1933

Scholarship funds

Information on duplication of state keys, 1963

ISTC growth problems, 1962-1963

Proposals and legislative action concerning professional development leaves, 1961-1965

UNI name change, 1967

Plans for public college in western Iowa

Gilchrist Hall cornerstone


The papers in boxes 5-7 are subject files from the Alumni Office containing information on fundraising activities and alumni relations.





Alumni Album—radio program

Mailings, 1970

Miscellaneous mailings, 1971

John McGirl

Gerald Wise

Harry Slife

David Shillinglaw

Donald Shaw

UNI Foundation

Foundation correspondence, 1969-1973

Telephone—Watts, 1967

John Deere


Kennedy Sinclair

Executive Committee meeting, 1974


Correspondence from UNI presidents

Field trip, 1969

Minneapolis trip, 1970

Legislative expenses, 1972-1973

Alumni statistics, pre-1950


Alumni statistics, post-1950

California alumni, 1954

Fundraising material

UNI Foundation 1959-1961

Alumnus budget, 1937-1957

Administrative organization

New alumni program, 1958

Notes for talks, 1962

Administrative Council

Golf course

V.I.P., 1956

UNI-Dome fund drive

UNI-Dome student relations

UNI-Dome project description

Campus disturbances, 1969-1970

King Memorial Scholarship

Processing Information

Files created primarily by Milo Lawton and William Anthony.  Finding aid created by Archivist Gerald Peterson, 1982. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, November 2017 and April 2018. Linear Feet updated August 27, 2017.