Hovey Brom Architectural Collection, ca. 1960s-1980s 

Collection Overview

Title: Hovey Brom Architectural Collection, ca. 1960s-1980s 

Record Series: MsC-80

Record Group:


Creator: Hovey Brom

Date: ca. 1960s-1980s

Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 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:

In the summer of 2012, Hovey Brom, one of the principals of the firm, gave a collection of material associated with the work of his firm to Special Collections & University Archives.

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

Thorson-Brom-Broshar-Snyder was a Waterloo architectural firm that was involved in the design of a number of buildings on the University of Northern Iowa campus, especially during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.  That company later became InVision Architecture. 

Among the most significant campus projects for Thorson-Brom-Broshar-Snyder were the Education Center (now Schindler Education Center), the Library (now Rod Library), Maucker Union, the Music Building (now Russell Hall), the Science Building (now McCollum Science Hall), and the UNI-Dome.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photographic prints and slide transparencies that document the planning and construction of a number of campus buildings. 


Box 1

Folder 1: Auditorium (now Lang Hall)

Folder 2: Education (now Schindler Education Center)

Folder 3: Library (now Rod Library)

Folder 4: Maucker Union

Box 2

Folder 1: Music Building (now Russell Hall)

Folder 2: Science Building (now McCollum Science Hall)

Folder 3: Seerley Hall

Folder 4: UNI-CUE

Folder 5: UNI-Dome

Folder 6: West Gymnasium

Processing Information

Collection processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 2013;  updated, April 16, 2013 (GP). Last updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017. Linear feet count updated on August 7, 2017.