Dean's Office Subject Files, 1979-2007

Collection Overview

Title: Dean's Office Subject Files, 1979-2007

Record Series: 15/01/01 [Box 4-7]

Record Group:

15/01/01 Office of the Dean Collection

Creator: College of Business Administration

Date: 1979-2007

Extent: 4 boxes (5.0 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:

Most materials are open for research. Materials in Box 3 related to the confidentiality of personnel, student, medical, and other legally protected records are CLOSED to researchers for 70 years from the date of creation. Consult the archivist with any questions or concerns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These records came to SC&UA from the Office of the Dean of the College of Business Administration in June 2011.

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. 

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Historical Note



Scope and Content

This collection documents some of the activities of the Head of the School of Business and then later the Office of the Dean of the College of Business Administration.  There are good files on the establishment of the freestanding School of Business, strategic planning, External Services Division units (especially ABIL and SBDC), faculty exchange programs, and community activity and service.  The records consist primarily of correspondence and reports. There are also photographs relating to College of Business Administration special events.


Box 1

  • Establishment of School of Business, 1977-1979
  • Business Building dedication, 1991
  • Newsletter
  • Program, major, and department brochures
  • Slide presentation relating to College of Business Administration
  • Correspondence with Provost, 1979-1988 (Deans Waller, Warner, Minter, Uselding)
  • Department of Management program review, 1992
  • Department of Information Management, correspondence, minutes, and reports
  • University Faculty Senate
  • University of Northern Iowa and College of Business Administration strategic planning and long range planning
  • Student organization funding, 2001-2007

Box 2

  • T. Wayne Davis Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching Evaluation and Support Committee, 1989
  • Promotion and tenure, 1980-1981
  • Adjunct instructors, arranged by department, 1981-1999
  • Adjunct instructors, 1999-2000, 2004-2008
  • Executive Advisory Board, 2004
  • Matt Parrott Integrity Award, 1995-2004
  • Executive Vice President and Provost search, 2008
  • Coordinator of Minority Programs search, 1995
  • Dean of the College of Business Administration search, 1986-1987
  • Small Business Development Center director search, 1991

Box 3

  • Department of Finance, personnel decisions, 1989-1995 [RESTRICTED]
  • Department of Management, personnel decisions, 1992-1996 [RESTRICTED]
  • Department of Marketing, personnel decisions, 1990-1991 [RESTRICTED]
  • Visiting professors
  • Part-time employees, 1988-1997
  • Graduate assistants, 1999-2004
  • Maastricht business internships, 1995-1998
  • External Services Division review, 1991
  • Agriculture-Based Industrial Lubricants, correspondence, newsclippings, and reports, 1998-2001
  • Industrial Site Location Program, 1993-1995
  • Institute for Decision Making, 1989-1993
  • Management Development Center, description of services
  • Small Business Development Center, correspondence and reports

Box 4

  • Aalborg faculty exchange, 1990-1993
  • Klagenfurt, Austria exchange, 1989-1993
  • Turku Finnish exchange, 1990
  • American Propylaea Corporation
  • MidAmerican Savings Bank, student board of directors, 1992-1994
  • Norwest bankcard study, 1989
  • TARGET Alliance, Kay Messerschmidt, 1992-1993
  • Wallace Technology Transfer Foundation, 1992-1993

Processing Information

Papers processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, June 2011. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2016. Linear feet updated September 17, 2017.