Charles E. Quirk Papers, 1968-1991

Collection Overview

Title: Charles E. Quirk Papers, 1968-1991

Record Series: 12/06/02/05

Record Group:

12/06/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Quirk, Charles E.

Date: 1968-1991  

Extent: 10 boxes (5.75 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

Charles E. Quirk joined the UNI faculty full time as Assistant Professor of History in 1965, after working part time since 1963.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969.   In addition to his other responsibilities, from 1967 to 1970 he was the Director of the Honors Program on campus.

Professor Quirk received a B. A. from Carroll College and a B. D. from McCormick Theological Seminary.  He took advanced study at Harvard Divinity School and, in 1967, he completed a Ph. D. at the University of Iowa.   From 1961 through 1963 he was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Hamburg, Iowa.  During the 1990s he was an academic editor for Garland Publishing. 


Box 1

American Federation of Teachers, 1979-1986

American Federation of Teachers-Executive Council, 1985-1986

American Federation of Teachers-United Faculty, 1978

Collective Bargaining Document (United Faculty), 1976-1979

Decertification Election (United Faculty), 1978-1979

Box 2

Cluster College-Agenda and Minutes, 1969-1970

Cluster College-Warren Martin, 1969

Cluster College-Report, 1970

Cluster College-General Meeting File, 1969-1970

Cluster College-Correspondence, 1969-1971

Urban Study Group-Urban Centers, 1969-1970

Urban Study Group-Agenda and Minutes, 1969-1970

Urban Study Group-Urban Study Center, 1970

Urban Study Group-303 Project Request, 1969

Urban Study Group-San Francisco Area, 1970

Urban Study Group-Minutes, Reports, Correspondence, 1970-1971

Urban Study Group-Letter to Department Head, 1971

Urban Study Group-Summer Institute, 1971

Urban Study Group-Agenda and Minutes, 1971-1972

Urban Study Group-Minutes, Agenda, Reports, and Correspondence, 1972-1973

Committee to Review the Honors Program, 1983-1984

Box 3

Committee on University Responsibility in Minority Group Education (COURIMGE)

COURIMGE-Dr. Donald H. Smith, April, 1968

COURIMGE-Bibliography File of reading lists

COURIMGE-Minority Group Committee Discussion Club


COURIMGE-Review of Books

COURIMGE-Norman Dixon

COURIMGE-Items for Current Meeting

COURIMGE-Committee on Minority Group Education-Correspondence

COURIMGE-Committee on Minority Groups, Current Items

Box 4

Committee--Task Force on External Degrees, 1972

Committee--Task Force on Special Degrees, 1972

Special Faculty Committee, 1969

Box 5

Special Faculty Committee, 1969

Committee of 5 (Special Faculty)

Cluster College Planning Committee, 1970

Institute--School Desegregation Literature

Center for Inner City Studies, Nov.-Dec., 1967

Center for Inner City Studies--Notes, Dec. 7-8, 1967

Center for Inner City Studies--Desegregation

Integration--Racial Imbalance

Minority Group Education-Waterloo School System, 1968

Integration--Waterloo Schools

Subcommittee on Desegregation

Minority Group Education-UNI Faculty

Newspaper Articles on Minorities and Desegregated Education

Box 6

Controversial Speakers Program--Letters to Ministers, 1967

Controversial Speakers Program--Letter to Courier

Freedom of Expression, 1967

Religion and Campus Events/Activities, 1966-67

Minority Group Education-AAUP, Feb. 12, 1968

Freedom Controversy Strategy, 1967

"Iowans for Fair Housing," 1967

Open Housing List, Waterloo Courier, April 24, 1964

Civil Rights Bill, 1964

Black Demands, 1969

Box 7


AFT--UNI Administration, 1969-

AFT--Conflict Resolution:  Reallocation, 1976

Grievance Procedure, 1973-

Tuition Remission Issue

USG Funding Proposal, 1972

College of Humanities and Fine Arts Graduate Review, 1974

Faculty Activity Survey, 1972

The Grassley Survey, 1970

Faculty--Administration Conflict, 1976

Faculty Evaluation of Kamerick-Martin, 1982-1983

Maucker Meeting, 1969

UNI Symposium on American Foreign Policy in SE Asia, 1970

Box 8

Presidential Scholars Program

Presidential Scholars seminar – Contemporary Issues in Religion in America, 1987

Presidential Scholars seminar – Perspectives on Urban Life, 1989

Presidential Scholars seminar – Perspectives on Urban Life, 1991

Presidential Scholars seminar – Perspectives on Urban Life, 1994

Faculty Development Grant, 1992 – use of computers in classrooms

Colloquium on removing bias from the classroom, 1992

Humanities evaluation of Grout Museum exhibit, 1994-1995

Box 9

Jewish-Christian studies, 1964

Maywood Project, 1964-1965

Black Hawk County School of Christian Growth, 1965

Protestant-Catholic Dialogue – February 18, 1965

Christianity and World Religions, 1965 – AAUW meeting

Albert Schweitzer memorial program, 1965

Jewish Studies – SCI & CHIC, 1965-1966

Behind the Headlines – February 14, 1966

Montesori System of Black Hawk County, 1967 – Phi Delta Kappa presentation

Editorial on Education, 1968

Black and White ’68 (July 2, 1968)

KWWL editorials on civil rights, February 1968

Writing Across the Curriculum, 1968

Waterloo Schools open enrollment, 1968

Current Issues in Higher Education – July 31, 1968

What Happened in Chicago? – FMC meeting, October 2, 1968

1968 Democratic Convention and New Democratic Coalition

New Democratic Coalition, 1969

Box 10


  • Seminar tape – Vacation interviews, November 1991

  • Ethnicity

  • Urban Transportation (01:192 Perspectives on Urban Life), April 28, 1994

  • Presidential Scholars – Education, Sports – (Spring 1994) May 5, 1994

  • Presidential Scholars seminar – Environment, May 10, 1994

Cassette tapes:

  • 01:092 Perspectives on Urban Life, “Education” – May 4, 1989

  • 01:092 Perspectives on Urban Life, “City Festivals” – April 27, 1989

  • 01:092 Perspectives on Urban Life, “Gangs” – April 21, 1989

  • Presidential Scholars Seminar – April 23, 1987

  • “Church/State Relations”

  • Marcia Schneiter – Monticello, IA

  • Gregory Martin – Cedar Falls, IA
  • Gary Hovgeveen – Sheldon, IA
  • Presidential Scholars Seminar – April 30, 1987

  • “Cults & New Religions”

  • Joan Larsen – Urbandale, IA

  • Jodi Hammer – Cedar Falls, IA

  • Craig Christensen – Oakland, IA

  • Presidential Scholars Seminar – April 30, 1987

  • “Revival of Christianity”

  • Tracy Lesan – Kellerton, IA

  • Debbie Hoepner – Davenport, IA

  • Joel Abrahamson – Lake Mills, IA

  • Presidential Scholars Seminar – May 7, 1987

  • “Commercialism/Popular Religion”

  • Heather Merrick – Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Aaron Bicknese – West Union, IA

  • Michael Armbrecht – New Providence, IA

  • Presidential Scholars Seminar – May 7, 1987

  • “Authority and Dissent in Roman Catholicism”

  • Jim Zimmerman – Durango, IA

  • Gregg Harres – Keota, IA

  • Jenny Evitts – Dubuque, IA

  • Presidential Scholars Group Presentation - Tourism

Processing Information

Boxes 1-7 organized and finding aid prepared by Library Assistant Susan Witthoft, October 1996.  Boxes 8-10 organized by University Archivist Gerald Peterson and finding aid updated by Library Assistant Gail Briddle, September 2002; updated September 1, 2011. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear feet updated August 28, 2017.