Marvin D. Jensen Papers, 1967-2001

Collection Overview

Title: Marvin D. Jensen Papers, 1967-2001

Record Series: 14/07/02/02

Record Group:

14/07/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Jensen, Marvin D.

Date: 1967-2001

Extent: 1 box (0.21 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:

Professor Jensen sent a small collection of professional papers to SC&UA in November 2001.

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Historical Note

Marvin D. Jensen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Midland Lutheran College in 1965. He received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1967. He served as an Assistant Professor of Speech at the University of Northern Iowa from 1969 until his retirement in 2001.

Professor Jensen taught a variety of courses in the area of communication studies and was active in curriculum development in that area. During his career he made over thirty-five conference presentations and published over fifty articles. He served the Iowa Communication Association in a variety of capacities and received that group's Citation Award for Outstanding Service in 1996. 

Scope and Content

The collection consists mostly of class-related material and articles and presentations.


Box 1

  • Iowa Communication Association Outstanding Service Award, 1996
  • Course-related materials for "Ethics in Communication", "Public Speaking", and "Political Speaking"
  • Iowa Journal of Speech Communication, editor's report, 1985-1988
  • "A Classroom Meeting of Minds"
  • "Teaching Oral Language Appreciation", 1990
  • "Letters as Intrapersonal Communication", SCA presentation, 1991
  • "Transcending Role Constraints through Simulation"
  • "Addressing Hateful Speech", ICA presentation, 1994
  • Correspondence study guides for "Current Issues in Communication Studies" and "Ethics in Communications"
  • Manuscript review sheets

Processing Information

Papers processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, June 2002. Updated July 12, 2007 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.