Performing Arts Center Planning Files, 1978-1992

Collection Overview

Title: Performing Arts Center Planning Files, 1978-1992

Record Series: 14/09/01 [Box 24]

Record Group:

14/09/01 School of Music Collection

Creator: School of Music

Date: 1978-1992

Extent: 1 box (0.42 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:

Director of the School of Music John Vallentine sent these files to SC&UA in July 2005.

Sensitive Materials Statement: Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

General Use, Reproduction, and Copyright Policies

Many items housed in the Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives, including unpublished images and manuscripts, may be protected by copyright, publication rights, trademarks, or model release rights which the library does not own and for which the library cannot grant permission or licensing. Materials currently under copyright are usually still available for research and limited reproduction under Fair Use laws. However, it is the sole responsibility of the patron to determine whether or not their use of a given material falls within Fair Use guidelines and to obtain permission for said use from the rightful copyright owner. If you are unsure where to begin, please consult the Copyright LibGuide. Please note that it is not the library's responsibility to locate or contact copyright holders for a patron, and neither the library nor library employees are responsible for copyright violations of the materials to which they facilitate research access. Please see our full General Use and Service Policies for more information.


The files are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

These files were created by Director of the School of Music Ronald Ross in preparation for the building of a performing arts center at the University of Northern Iowa. They include correspondence, memos, reports, minutes of meetings, notes, and secondary publications. Correspondents include Professor Ronald Ross, President Constantine Curris, Professor Howard Jones, Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Beverly Byers-Pevitts, Director of Facilities Planning Morris Mikkelsen, development staff, and others.

The files provide a good picture of the development of the needs and scope of a proposed facility that culminated in the construction of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. 


Box 1

  • The planning files

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, University Archivist, November 2005. Updated by Gerald Peterson, November 9, 2005, and Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018. Linear feet updated on September 14, 2017.