Science Department and College of Natural Sciences Subject Files, 1953-1990

Collection Overview

Title: Science Department and College of Natural Sciences Subject Files, 1953-1990

Record Series: 14/01/01 [Box 6-16]

Record Group:

14/01/01 College of Natural Sciences - Office of the Dean Collection

Creator: College of Natural Sciences

Date: 1953-1990

Extent: 11 boxes (4.83 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Scope and Content

These records were obtained in several separate transactions with the office of the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.  There were later combined and interfiled because of their common origin.  The series is comprised of records from Professor Clifford McCollum, the office of the head of the Science Department, and the Office of the College of Natural Sciences Dean.  They included correspondence, reports, minutes, grant information, and publications relating to college affairs.


Box 1

  • Articulation Conference – Iowa Academy of Science, 1966-1969: a series of conferences on the relationship between two year and four year college science courses
  • Academic Year Institute, 1958-1973:  a series of programs held at UNI for high school science teachers

Box 2

  • Biology Preserves, 1933- :  includes correspondence from Presidents Maucker and Kamerick about establishment of preserves; minutes and reports on Prairie Preserves and Hartman Reserve; and records of the Biology Preserves Committee

Box 3

  • Budgets, 1953-1959, 1966-1969:  expenditures and budgets for science departments

Box 4

  • Conservation Camp, 1957-1977:  reports, correspondence, and publications relating to the Iowa Teachers Conservation Camp; UNI faculty member Bernard Clausen was director of the Camp for many years
  • Cyprus Internship, 1980-1981

Box 5

  • Colombian Interchange, 1972-1975:  agreements, correspondence, and reports
  • Environmental Seminar, 1977
  • Environmental Studies Office reports and correspondence

Box 6

  • Faculty Load Studies and Class Size Reports, 1945-1972
  • Freeway 518 and its relationship with Biology Preserves, 1976-1984

Box 7

  • Iowa Academy of Science, 1960-1968:  conference arrangements, pamphlets, papers, and membership lists
  • Iowa Association of Science Teachers, 1963-1969:  correspondence and a paper on the Northeast Iowa Science Fair
  • Iowa Geological Survey, 1980:  material relating to the search for a State Geologist

Box 8

  • Student Requests, 1977-1986:  a file of requests from students to the CNS Dean with regard to course substitutions, changes, and other curricular matters

Box 9

  • Teaching and Class Schedules, 1982-1985:  lists of CNS courses, instructors, credits, and room assignments

Box 10 - Grants

  • “The Cost of Deleterious Mutations” – R.B. Campbell, Expired 12/31/1989
  • “Evaluation of the Construction Program at UNI” – Expired 1985
  • “Fly Ash Coated Reinforced Concrete” – Norbert Lovata, Expired 2 weeks in summer 1987
  • “Holography Exhibit” (SCI Funds) – Expired 6/30/1988
  • “Improvement of Undergraduate Acoustics Instruction” – Roger Hanson, Expired 12/31/1990
  • “Improvement of Undergraduate Optics Laboratory” – Dale Olson, Expired 10/31/1989
  • “Johns-Mansville Corporation, Swanson Ind. T.” – Expired August, 1979
  • “Mathematics and Science Teaching—Education Revitalization” – Expired 8/31/1988
  • “Mathematics Summer Institute—1973” – Litwiller/Duncan, Expired 8/3/1973
  • “NSF—Cause, 1975-1980” – Expired April, 1981
  • “NSF Improvement of Undergraduate Optics Laboratories” – D. Olson, Expired 3/31/1982
  • “Physical Sciences Summer Institute” – Expired 7/31/1987
  • “Physics Resources and Instruction Strategies and Content Workshops” – Unruh/Cooney (NSF), Expired 9/30/1987
  • “Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies and Content Workshops” – Expired Spring 1988
  • “Pre-College Science and Mathematics Education” – Cooney/Hoff (NSF)

Box 11 - Grants

  • “Short Courses, Selected Mathematics and Science Topics” – Cooney/Hoff, 1981-1982 (NSF), Expired 6/30/1982
  • “Sound and Electronics—Student Science Training Program” – Hanson, Summer 1981 (NSF), Expired 7/24/1981
  • “Studies of Lie-Admissible Algebras in Physical Applications” – Myung, Expired 6/1/1983
  • “Summer Institute for Physics Teachers” – Expired 7/31/1987
  • “Summer Institute of Science Teachers” – Expired 7/31/1988
  • “Summer Workshop for Junior High School Math Teachers” – B. Litwiller, Expired June 1985
  • “Summer Workshop for Junior High School Mathematics Teachers” – Duncan (DPI), Expired 9/30/1987
  • “Teaching Physics Through Optical Technologies” – Dale Olson & Tim Cooney (I-30), Expired 2/1/1989
  • “Vibrations of Plucked Strings” – Roger Hanson (ISF), Expired 6/30/1987

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared for the Web by Assistant Archivist Dustin S. Witsman, February 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.