Department of Accounting Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Department of Accounting Collection

Record Series: 15/05/01

Record Group:

15/05/01 Department of Accounting Collection

Creator: Department of Accounting

Date: 1974-1998; 2003

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.

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

The University of Northern Iowa has offered an accounting major since 1970. It became its own standalone department within the School of Business in 1981, following the dismantling of the existing College of Business and Behavioral Sciences. The Department of Accounting has been part of the School of Business (later the College of Business Administration) ever since.


  • Series 1: Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Programs & Ephemera
  • Series 3: Publications


Scope and Content

The collection is arranged into three series. The first, Administrative Records consists of accounting courses catalogs as well as memos and correspondence relating to position vacancies, scholarships, and events. Series 2, Programs & Ephemera, contains brochures about the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs and brief information about faculty. The final series, Publications, is comprised of departmental newsletters and two issues of an alumni magazine. The newsletters include information about events, CPA exams, alumni, the Accounting Advisory Council, and more.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Administrative Records [Series 1]
  • Folder 2: Programs & Ephemera [Series 2]
  • Folder 3: Publications [Series 3]


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, August 2017. Updated by Dave Hoing, January 2018 and April 2018 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, August 2020. Linear feet updated September 17, 2017.