Edward Jamosky Collection, 1957-1990

Collection Overview

Title: Edward Jamosky Collection, 1957-1990

Record Series: 14/03/02/11

Record Group:

14/03/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Jamosky, Edward

Date: 1957-1990

Extent: 3 boxes (1.04 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

Edward Valentin Jamosky was born on February 14, 1924, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. He was a member of the United States Naval Academy's Class of 1946 and served in the United States Merchant Marine for two years. In 1950, he married Alice Merz and they had three children. Jamosky later graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1952 with a master's degree in Russian and completed further study in his field from 1961-1965 at the University of Michigan.

Jamosky joined the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa in 1965 as an Assistant Professor of Russian. He retired from UNI in 1994. Additionally, he was a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Legion.

Jamosky passed away in May 2015.

Scope and Content

The Edward Jamosky Papers consist of underground and independent newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and miscellaneous other literature.  The materials cover several topics including socialism, democracy, Russian language and culture, and civil rights.

The newspapers listed alphabetically in the first group are those for which there are more than one issue.  The folder titled "Magazines and Newspapers" contains single issues of other newspapers and magazines, also listed alphabetically.  The folder titled "Papers" contains miscellaneous documents in the form of reports and pamphlets. 


Box 1

Adult Education

The American Socialist

  • January, 1957
  • August, 1957
  • October, 1957
  • January, 1958
  • July-August, 1959
  • September, 1959
  • October, 1959

American Teacher

  • April, 1970; May, 1970

Cedar Falls & UNI Newspapers

  • College Eye - November 12, 1965
  • College Eye - July 15, 1966
  • Northern Iowan - October 12, 1971
  • Daily Record - May 10, 1966

Democratic German Report, September 1966 - December 1972

Friendship News 

  • Spring, 1984
  • Summer, 1984


  • October 1, 1984
  • December 17, 1984


  • July 5, 1969
  • February 7, 1970
  • February 14, 1970
  • February 21, 1970; February 28, 1970
  • March 14, 1970
  • April 18, 1970
  • April 24, 1971

High and Mighty

  • April 3-9, 1970
  • April 17-23, 1970
  • April 24-30, 1970

INCAR, "What is INCAR?"

INCAR Report 

  • October, 1974
  • November, 1974

Box 2

Iowa Farm-Labor News

  • ​May, 1970
  • March, 1970


  • December 11, 1969
  • January 2, 1970
  • March 12, 1970
  • April 8, 1970
  • April 11, 1970
  • November 28, 1970

The News, 1966-1973 (incomplete)

Magazines and Newspapers

  • ADA World Magazine
  • After Pinkville
  • The Catholic Worker
  • The Democrats
  • The Game
  • The Literary Gazette
  • Mad Magazine
  • The Militant
  • The Military-Industrial Complex in Iowa
  • Nahuatzen
  • On Campus
  • Panthers!
  • The Peace Times
  • The Red Star Express
  • The Samizdat Bulletin
  • Second City
  • Vision
  • Workers Vanguard


  • "The ABC of Socialism"
  • "H.P. Lee Oklahoma State University"
  • "Peace Day V"
  • "The Road Not Taken"
  • "1976 Third District Democratic Platform: Report of Platform Committee"
  • "Vietnam: Why Americans are Protesting"

Box 3

"AATSEEL Newsletter,"  December 1971-March 1990

Processing Information

​Collection initially organized and finding aid created by Library Assistant Susan A. Bayse, September 1997.  Materials were added to the collection in December 1997.  "AATSEEL Newsletter" was added in September 1998.  Finding aid prepared for the Web by Assistant Archivist Dustin S. Witsman, March 2015. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.