Dean's Office files, 1949-2006

Collection Overview

Title: Dean's Office files, 1949-2006

Record Series: 14/01/01 [Box 27-32]

Record Group:

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

Creator: College of Natural Sciences

Date: 1949-2006

Extent: 6 boxes (7.75 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:

In preparation for the merger of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Linda Schneider, Secretary to the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, sent this material to SC&UA in August 2010.

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Scope and Content

The collection is wide-ranging.  It includes speeches by Deans Roy H. Saigo and Gerald W. Intemann as well as records of several committees in which the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences had a particular interest.  There is also good information about some of the early organizational plans for the college administrative structure, shortly after the college was organized.  Probably the strongest point of this collection is the material relating to the design, construction, renovation, and use of facilities for departments and programs in the College of Natural Sciences:  namely, the Science Building (later McCollum Science Hall), the Industrial Technology Center, Wright Hall, Latham Hall, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education.  Material relating to the original construction of and later additions to McCollum Science Hall is especially detailed.  The collection is also strong in documenting the development and early years of the Doctor of Industrial Technology degree in the Department of Industrial Technology.  There is also an excellent fifty-year run of correspondence and reports outlining the involvement of the University of Northern Iowa with the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory.


Box 1

  • Speeches by Dean Roy H. Saigo on occasions such as Arcturus Club meetings, convocations, CNS faculty meetings, and conference openings
  • Speeches by Dean Gerald W. Intemann on occasions such as dedications, faculty meetings, and convocations
  • College of Natural Sciences monthly news summary, 1995-2009
  • College of Natural Sciences faculty information guide, 1999, 2001
  • College of Natural Sciences honors dinner programs, 1977-2001
  • College of Natural Sciences Commencement convocation, 1984
  • Committee on Protection of Human Subjects, files, 1972-1981
  • Electron Microscope Oversight Committee, 1985-1994
  • College of Natural Sciences department formation and organization, 1969-1973
  • Activity-based introduction to science, fall 1979
  • School of Technology Study Committee, 1982-1983
  • Student computer fee recommendations, 1983-1986
  • College of Natural Sciences Computer Advisory Committee files, 1993-2007
  • Arboretum, 1971
  • Environmental Research Center (Ecotron) proposal, September 1972
  • Earth Science facility project program, January 1975
  • Science Building bid, Thorson, Brom, Broshar--Architects, 1966
  • Science Building plans
  • Science Building, furniture and equipment list, 1968
  • College of Natural Sciences, Academic Planning, Report to Board of Regents, June 1986

Box 2

  • Science Building, dedication, March 7, 1969
  • Lantz Auditorium, Science Building, June 12, 1976
  • Department of Industrial Arts and Technology facility, specifications and guidelines
  • Industrial Technology Center, building program plans, 1970, 1973
  • Department of Biology, building program plans, 1971
  • Wright Hall renovation, 1989-1992
  • Wright Hall re-dedication, March 11, 1992
  • Institutional roads, near Biological Research Center, 1992
  • Computer laboratory multi-use rooms, feasibility study, July 13, 1995
  • McCollum Science Hall addition and renovation plans
  • Latham Hall floor plan, 2004
  • Wright Hall floor plan, 2004
  • Baker hall floor plan, 1994
  • Biological Research Center floor plan, 2004
  • McCollum Science Hall floor plan, 2004
  • Seerley Hall floor plan, 2001
  • Physics Building floor plan
  • Sabin Hall floor plan, 2006
  • Greenhouse floor plan
  • Industrial Technology floor plan,
  • Innovative Teaching and Technology Center floor plan, 2007
  • Dr. Saigo copies of the Campus Planning Advisory Committee

Box 3

  • Prairie Preserve map, south campus
  • Metal Casting Center planning
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education planning and specifications
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education dedication, September 17, 1994
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education programming, 1991-1994
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Sustainability Lecture Series, 2006 (DVD format)
    • Global energy issues, William Stigliani, February 9, 2006
    • Renewable energy legislation, Bill Fink, February 21, 2006
    • Waterloo power plant, panel discussion, February 28, 2006
    • A lifetime promoting energy efficiency, Wes Birdsall, March 7, 2006
    • Building your own wind generator from scratch, Ashref Alqassab and Francis Praska, March 21, 2006
    • Electricity production from bio-fuels, Allan Teel, February 14, 2006
    • Bio-diesel, Eric Foresman, March 28, 2006
    • Iowa's energy resources, Keith Kutz, April 3, 2006
    • Future energy use in the Cedar Valley, Glenn Cannon, Jim Krieg, Peter Hamlin, April 25, 2006
    • Should we continue to build coal power plants?, UNI debate team, April 11, 2006
  • Native Roadside Vegetation Center brochures
  • Organization and administration forms for industrial arts, 1976
  • Doctor of Industrial Technology proposal, August 1977
  • Doctor of Industrial Technology proposal development
  • North Central Association visit to evaluate the Doctor of Industrial Technology, 1978
  • Doctor of Industrial Technology, summary response to North Central Association evaluation, 1978
  • Industrial Technology Graduate Committee, files, 1978-1982, 1986-1990
  • Graduate study, 1980-1981
  • Comprehensive examination review, 1979
  • Doctor of Industrial Technology candidacy examination packet, 1979
  • Follow-up study on graduates of industrial technology programs, 1980-1981
  • Preliminary report on Doctor of Industrial Technology program, 1981
  • Department of Industrial Technology, policies and procedures, 1983
  • Doctor of Industrial Technology, correspondence and reports, 1978-1986
  • Notes from meeting with Professor John Fecik, 1984
  • Department of Industrial Technology, student concerns, 1979-1985
  • Acting department head search, 1985
  • Department of Industrial Technology, retreat, 1985
  • Department of Industrial Technology, reorganization plan, 1985
  • UNI Research Consortium, April 1990

Box 4

  • Capstone--Survival Kit, Bernard Clausen, Verner Jensen. A. ToluHonary
  • Capstone instructors' Guide--Lynn Brant
  • Guidebook for Capstone faculty, 2000
  • Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership
  • Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, extensive files and correspondence relating to the involvement of the University of Northern Iowa with Lakeside Laboratory programs, 1949-2006; including a large body of correspondence reacting to plans to scale back or close the laboratory, 1991-1992
  • Region III of the Association for Career and Technical Education, award, 2002-2003 (plaque)
  • College of Natural Sciences slide show, undated (may be linked to audiocassettes in Box 5)
  • Photographs
    • Space Conference, 1993
    • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1993
    • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1994
    • Aeronautical Adventure Day, 1996

Box 5

Audio and video recordings. Most recordings are locally produced and some are commercially produced. The processor did not listen to or view the recordings. Titles below are simply transcriptions of what appears on the media themselves

Video recordings, VHS format

  • Center for Energy and Environmental Education dedication
  • Preventing discriminatory harassment, Iowa Department of Personnel
  • Faculty recruitment, University of Northern Iowa
  • Prairie; putting together the pieces, Professor Daryl Smith
  • Space Grant conference
  • Precardiac Explant experience; development in microgravity for Discovery shuttle flight, Professor Darrell Wiens, February 1994
  • Richard Underwood, NASA scientist, 4PM and 7PM, December 5, 1991
  • Public Health Initiative, University of Iowa
  • David Levy presentation, October 26, 1995
  • Setting the base for the pace of the race, James Bensen, Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, November 11, 1993
  • Science is fun
  • End of Education, Dr. Orr, September 1994
  • Exploration across the ages, Space Station, Thank God, Dreams survive
  • Breakthrough science, Vermulm, April 15, 1996
  • Protecting human subjects
  • Video for Capstone course
  • Practicing safe science
  • Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, 1989
  • IBM Corporation, Solving the puzzle with the IBM RISC system/6000
  • Reflection workshop, Edward Zlotkowski, November 5, 1998
  • Service-learning workshop, Edward Zlotkowski, November 5, 1998
  • Malone talk, March 11
  • Malone's Thursday address
  • Criminalistics, Clifford Meloan, Symposium on Science, Mathematics, and Technology, November 15, 1990
  • Pressure phosphenes underwater, NASA
  • Wind beneath my wings, God bless the USA, Marshall Space Center
  • Capstone, Journey to planet Earth:  Urban explosion
  • Capstone, Global warming and the greenhouse effect
  • Capstone, Listening to America:  Politics, people, and pollution
  • Capstone, Trinkets and beads

Audio recordings, audiocassette format

  • CNS slideshow
  • CNS 1000hz inaudible sync (4 cassettes)
  • CNS 1000hz sync

Audio recording, 7 inch reel-to-reel tape

  • Norman Borlaug, lecture, UNI auditorium, with introduction by Dean Clifford McCollum, February 7, 1972; 84 minutes, 15 seconds

Box 6

Oversized material

  • Collaboration agreement between Iowa Department of Transportation and the Regents' institutions, signed by Dean Gerald W. Intemann, March 20, 1996
  • Poster of Bertrand Russell
  • Poster advertising speech by Dean Clifford McCollum on "History of mathematics, science, and industrial technology", March 27, 1984
  • Poster advertising "A forum on creation/evolution", Larry Salyer, H. b. Wagoner, Jr., Paul Rider, John Cole, and David McCalley, April 13 (no year, but in the early 1980s)
  • Poster promoting the Doctor of Industrial Technology . . . the degree for the 21st century!
  • Poster promoting "Human exploration of the moon and Mars", Douglas Cooke, February 5 (no year), 3 copies
  • Poster autographed by Clyde W. Tombaugh to Dean Roy Saigo
  • Room sign:  College of Natural Sciences, Room 101
  • Ceramic plate, about six inches wide, with McKay coat of arms (Donald McKay was a donor to scholarships at UNI)

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson with assistance from Student Assistant Amy Yates, September 2010; last modified, May 2, 2016 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 15, 2017.