Manuals and Catalogues - Educational Media Center-Center for Educational Technology

Collection Overview

Title: Manuals and Catalogues - Educational Media Center-Center for Educational Technology

Record Series: 09/03/01 [Box 1-3]

Record Group:

09/03/01 Educational Technology & Media Services Collection

Creator: Educational Media Center

Date: 1949-1991

Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

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.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa. 

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Historical Note

The University of Northern Iowa's Educational Media Center was a campus-wide organization created to facilitate learning through providing faculty with media and equipment to help them in the classroom.

The organization created informational booklets beginning in 1949, branched out to create Curriculum Laboratory informational booklets and catalogues in 1959, and started creating multi-media catalogues in 1972. These materials were published until 1992, when the organization became the Center for Educational Technology.



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

This series is a collection of information booklets about the Curriculum Laboratory’s audio-visual services, multimedia catalogues from the Educational Media Center, and other information booklets about the Educational Media Center, such as the faculty handbook and annual summary. The purpose of the Curriculum Laboratory booklets was to inform people about the audio and visual services located there, and to make students aware that they were welcome to use those services. The multimedia catalogues include the collection of tapes, film, and other forms of media available for checkout at the Curriculum Laboratory; an index of the titles of those pieces in the media collection and their producers.



  • Folder 1 - Undated
  • Folder 2 - 1949
  • Folder 3 - 1950-1951
  • Folder 4 - 1951-1952
  • Folder 5 - 1953-1954
  • Folder 6 - 1955-1956
  • Folder 7 - 1956-1958
  • Folder 8 - 1959-1960
  • Folder 9 - 1962-1964
  • Folder 10 - 1965-1967
  • Folder 11 - 1965-1967


  • Folder 1 - 1968-1970
  • Folder 2 - 1968-1970 Supplement
  • Folder 3 - 1972-1973
  • Folder 4 - 1972-1973
  • Folder 5 - 1977-1978
  • Folder 6 - 1978-1979


  • Folder 1 - 1978-1979
  • Folder 2 - 1978-1979 Supplement
  • Folder 3 - 1980-1981 Supplement
  • Folder 4 - 1984-1986
  • Folder 5 - 1990
  • Folder 6 - 1991
  • Folder 7 - 1992
  • Folder 8 - 1992
  • Folder 9 - Announcements, 1980-2000


Processing Information

Processed by Brandon Dicks, March 2018. Updated by Keegan Little, May 2018, and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, August 2019 and March 2020.