UNI History

Objects related to the University of Northern Iowa and predecessor institutions.  

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Cat. # Name Description
1 1976.68.0009 Program Opening Recital Campanile Chimes, Sunday, September 19, 1926, Campanile, ISTC, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Permanently attached card with picture of President Seerley and facts about the college. Color: BK,WH 1976.68.0009 (Program) image
2 2017-7-20C Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back is "UNI Cheer Eval UCA camp 2006". 2017-7-20C (Ribbon) image
3 2017-8-3B Card Teaching card with a brailed image of an incandescent lightbulb. This card has brailed writing across the top with “100 Watts” printed inside the light bulb. This card was utilized at a program for the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa. 2017-8-3B (Card) image
4 2015-10-29 Plaque Plaque with a photograph of the 2A State Track champions of 1986 from Northern University High School. Photograph kept in place by a plastic piece held down by screws. 2015-10-29 (Plaque) image
5 1990.45.0001 Brick From Gilchrist Hall, ISNS. Taken from the ruins after the fire that destroyed it on May 11, 1972. Color: RD
6 2016-3-17 film, canister Film is within the canister and on that canister the phrase, " Audio-Visual centers of the curriculum laboratory I.S.T.C. Cedar Falls, Iowa. On top of lid the sticker states, " Life in Early American Life in Old Santa Fe."  2016-3-17 (film, canister) image
7 2017-7-20D Ribbon Yellow superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. 2017-7-20D (Ribbon) image
8 2017-28-14 Shirt Yellow shirt wiht "Cats & SAA Homecoming 2012 Throwback" printed on it with TC walking on top of the dome. "The Vintage Collection 1976" is printed to the side of the image. 2017-28-14 (Shirt) image
9 2016-3-1 film, canister Canister has film within. On top of the lid the phrase, " How we get our clothing the story of Rubber" is printed. On the side of the canister " Guide available" is taped on and the phrase " Audio-Visual center of the curriculum laboratory I.S.T.C Cedar FAlls, Iowa" is taped on but is scruffed up.  2016-3-1 (film, canister) image
10 2017-7-21A Trophy Trophy with two marble bases and three reflective pillars. On the bottom base "2006 College Spirit camp 5th Place". In between the bottom pillars is a plastic hawk figurine. On the top is a winged woman holding a disk with the UCA symbol. 2017-7-21A (Trophy) image
11 2015-10-52A Plaque Big plaque for Division I State Music Festival with the emblem in the middle on a gold plate. Outline of Iowa drilled into the wood around it. Below it are ten interlocking plaques with a year and event on it. 2015-10-52A (Plaque) image
12 1992.30.1.0005 Hood Pi Tau Phi was a sorority on campus from December 1925 to the early 1960s, when they joined the national sorority Alpha Delta Pi which is still active on campus. An Article in the December 19th, 1952 "College Eye" features a photo of the sorority wearing the hoods while caroling for President Maucker and his family. Pi Tau Phi caroling hood. Outside is turquoise corduroy and inside is red. The bottom is jagged and there are three balls, like an elf costume. The hole for the face is circular. ISTC. Color: BL,RD 1992.30.1.0005 (Hood) image
13 2016-3-2 film, canister On top of the canister that has film inside the sticker says,"Earth and its Wonders Story of Rivers." 2016-3-2 (film, canister) image
14 2015-10-51 Plaque Large plaque for Coach Ben Myers with the NUHS panther emblem above the quote “The mouse that roared”. The plaque details Myers’ coaching achievements for the male and female swim team as well at the honor he personally received.
15 2017-7-21B Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. Written on back is U.N.I. UCA 2006 Fight Song Evaluation." 2017-7-21B (Ribbon) image
16 2015-10-52B Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For the Treble Chorus in 2000. 2015-10-52B (Plaque) image
17 2004.17.19.0001 Pamphlet Iowa State Teachers graduation, May 1922. Leather covers with front stamped with seal of ISTC and the date. Inside has tissue paper resembling spider webs inside both covers. List names of graduates. 11 pp. Leather spine bound together with leather string. Color: BR,WH,BK 2004.17.19.0001 (Pamphlet) image
18 2016-3-3 film, canister Canister has film inside which is labled on top, " Physiographic Changes Group Rivers of Water and Ice." On the side of the canister it said, ' Audio-visual center of the Curriculum Laboratory S.C.I. Cedar Falls, Iowa." 2016-3-3 (film, canister) image
19 2017-7-21C Ribbon Yellow superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. 2017-7-21C (Ribbon) image
20 2015-10-52C Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus in 2004. 2015-10-52C (Plaque) image
21 2016-34-62 Jersey Size 48 short sleeve baseball style jersey with six buttons down the center. Northern Iowa logo on left chest area. Yellow and white strip around the circumference of each sleeve. Number 3 with "Braley" stitched above in the center of the back. 2016-34-62 (Jersey) image
22 2004.17.19.0002 Pamphlet Iowa State Teachers graduation, May 1922. Leather covers with front stamped with seal of ISTC and the date. Inside has tissue paper resembling spider webs inside both covers. List names of graduates. 11 pp. Leather spine bound together with leather string. Color: BR,WH,BK 2004.17.19.0002 (Pamphlet) image
23 2016-3-4 film, canister Film is inside of canister and on the lid it says, " The Statues of Liberty Museum Service. " The side of the canister says, " Audio visual Center of the Cirriculum Laboratory I.S.T.C. Cedar Falls, Iowa" this is falling off the canister. "Guide Available" is also on the side of the canister.  2016-3-4 (film, canister) image
24 2017-7-61 Folder Blue UNI-Dome cardstock folder with minimalist map and drawing of the UNI-Dome on the front. "Get Caught in Between!" is written on the top in yellow. 2017-7-61 (Folder) image
25 2017-21-72 Book Iowa State Teachers College Student Handbook (1940-1941)  2017-21-72 (Book) image
26 2017-7-22A Trophy Trophy with two marble bases and three reflective pillars. On the bottom base is "2007 College Spirit Camp 3rd Place". In between the two metal pillars is a plastic hawk figurine. On the top of the trophy is a winged woman holding a disk with UCA symbol. 2017-7-22A (Trophy) image
27 2016-20-1 Card Foldable prayer card from 1897-8. Printed on the front "Y.M. and Y.W.C.A State Normal School Cedar Falls, Iowa." Folded into three sections, with one that has torn off.
28 2015-10-52D Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus in 2000. 2015-10-52D (Plaque) image
29 2017-28-18 Shirt Large tee shirt with "# Live Purple Student Today Alumni Tomorrow" above the UNI logo. 2017-28-18 (Shirt) image
30 2016-34-58 Jersey Basketball jersy size medium with "Panthers" along the chest. Nike tag attached on the bottom. Panther on the back middle. 2016-34-58 (Jersey) image
31 2004.17.206.0001 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 48, No. 1, Feb., 1963." Front cover shows black and white photo of the campus covered in snow. Twenty pages with current events of the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. Mc Neil, Center Point, IA. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0001 (Newsletter) image
32 2016-3-5 film, canister The canister has film inside and the lid says, " Madame Curie" which is wrtten in blue pen. On the side of the canister the sticker says, " Audio-Visual service Educational Media Cetner U.N.I Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613."  2016-3-5 (film, canister) image
33 2017-7-62 Folder Blue UNI-Dome cardstock folder with minimalist map and drawing of the UNI-Dome on the front. "Get Caught in Between!" is written on the top in yellow. 2017-7-62 (Folder) image
34 2017-21-73 Book Iowa State Teachers College Summer Bulletin (1940) 2017-21-73 (Book) image
35 2017-7-22B Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back written in black "UNI UCA 2007 Final Eval Sideline Purple". 2017-7-22B (Ribbon) image
36 2015-10-52E Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Bass Chorus in 2000. 2015-10-52E (Plaque) image
37 2016-34-68 Jersey Women's large volleyball jersey. Sleeveless with a collar, on the left of the collar is the Asics brand symbol and name. Down the back of the jersey is "The Valley Nothern Iowa" in white and yellow. There is a tag still attahed to the jersey with jersey information and "No#" written in black marker. 2016-34-68 (Jersey) image
38 2017-7-145 Poster Poster of the Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2012 featuring photos of Joey Woody from UNI, Charlie Spoonhour from Missouri State, Connie Price-Smith from Southern Illinois, Paul Silas from Creighton, Denny Crum from Louisville,and Fred Schmalx from Evansville. Signed by Connie Price-Smith, Joey Woody, and Fred Schmalz. 2017-7-145 (Poster) image
39 2004.17.206.0002 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 47, No. 4, Dec., 1962." Front cover shows black and white photo of four young ladies. Twenty pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. McNeil, Center Point, Iowa. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0002 (Newsletter) image
40 2016-3-6 film, canister With the film inside the canister the canister's lid says, " Washington's Bithday." On the side there is a sticker that says," Audio-Visual Center of the Curriculum Laboratory I.S.T.C. Cedar Falls, Iowa."  2016-3-6 (film, canister) image
41 2017-7-63 Folder Blue UNI-Dome cardstock folder with minimalist map and drawing of the UNI-Dome on the front. "Get Caught in Between!" is written on the top in yellow. 2017-7-63 (Folder) image
42 2017-7-22C Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back written " UNI Sideline Eval UCA 2007". 2017-7-22C (Ribbon) image
43 2015-10-52F Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2005. 2015-10-52F (Plaque) image
44 1993.1.3.0008 Case, microscope Wooden with metal handle on top and lock on front. UNI. Color: BR,SL
45 2016-34-67 Jacket Large men's short sleeve warm up jacket, white across the top and down the sides, purple in the middle and across the bottom. On the right side of the chest a black nike symbol and on the left is a panther and UNI symbol. On the bottom left is a Nike tag. Across the back in purple is "Panthers".  2016-34-67 (Jacket) image
46 2004.17.206.0003 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 47, No. 3, Sept., 1962." Front cover shows black and white photo of three football players with their uniform bottoms and helmets colored orange. Twenty pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. McNeil, Center Point, Iowa. Color: OR,BK,WH 2004.17.206.0003 (Newsletter) image
47 2016-3-7 film, canister Canister has film inside and on top of the lid a sticker says, " Life of Joseph No. 2 From Palace to Prison." 2016-3-7 (film, canister) image
48 2017-7-64 Booklet 2007 UNI Panther Football media guide soft cover booklet. Cover has #4 in full uniform holding a football in his right arm. The UNI logo is to the right of center with "CATCH A RISING STAR" above it. "THE POWER OF PURPLE" is below the player in gray letters. Picture was taken in the dome. 2017-7-64 (Booklet) image
49 2017-7-22D Ribbon Yellow superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon with UCA symbol. Written on the back is "3rd-SL UNI Purple 2007". 2017-7-22D (Ribbon) image
50 2015-10-52G Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2006. 2015-10-52G (Plaque) image
51 2017-28-19 Shirt  T-shirt with “uni stat, students today|alumni tomorrow” on front. UNI logo on left shoulder with “STAT, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow” underneath; 2006-2007 under that. 2017-28-19 (Shirt) image
52 2016-34-59 Jacket Zip up wind breaker with UNI logo and "Football" on left chest.  Nike logo on the right chest.  Upside down "L" shaped white stripes on either side of the front zipper on black background.  Zipper style pocket on both hips. Size XXL. 2016-34-59 (Jacket) image
53 2017-7-147 Poster Poster displaying Hall of Fame Class of 2014 with six people and four signatures next to the faces. For the Missouri Valley Conference. Faces are on a yellow background. Depicts Bob King from Indiana State, Dr. Linda Herman from Illinois State, Dr. Martin Perline from Wichita State, Chris Bucknam from University of Northern Iowa, Gavin Glinton from Bradley, and Steve Finley from Southern Illinois. Poster made by Clayton Rd Framing. 2017-7-147 (Poster) image
54 2004.17.206.0004 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 47, No. 2, May, 1962." Front cover shows black and white photo of the art in front of a campus building. Twenty pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. McNeil, Center Point, Iowa. Color: OR,BK,WH 2004.17.206.0004 (Newsletter) image
55 2016-3-8 film, canister There is film in the canister. The lid on the canister has a sticker that says, " Museum Service: American Literature of the South." On the side of the canister there is a sticker that says, " Audio-Visual Center of the Curriculum Laboratory I.S.T.C. Cedar Falls, Iowa."  2016-3-8 (film, canister) image
56 2017-7-23A Trophy 2008 College Spirit Camp 5th Place trophy.  2 marble bases with 3 reflective pillars.  Between the two bottom pillars is a small golden hawk.  The top of the trophy is a trophy cup and a woman figurine with wings.  The figurine is holding up a round emblem with UCA. 2017-7-23A (Trophy) image
57 2015-10-52H Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2008. 2015-10-52H (Plaque) image
58 2017-28-20 Shirt Small t-shirt with “UNI STAT, 2007-2008” on the front. “Students Today Alumni Tomorrow” on back. 2017-28-20 (Shirt) image
59 1994.32.0012 Print, photographic Shows damaged homes. Marked in ink, "Tornado Ruins Omaha, March 23, 1913." Brick house has roof ripped off. Neighboring frame houses are tipped over or tilted. No leaves remain on the few trees evident. Much debris on the ground. black & white. Mounted on textured, bordered dark gray photo mount. Color: BK,WH,GY
60 2017-7-148 Poster Poster of the Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2011 featuring photos of Johnny Torres, Joe Allen, Linwood Sexton, Steve Largent, Kurt Thomas, Idrage Ahrabi-Fard. Signed by every person on the poster. 2017-7-148 (Poster) image
61 2004.17.206.0005 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 47, No. 1, Feb., 1962." Front cover shows black and white photo of a sidewalk during winter. Twenty pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. McNeil, Center Point, Iowa. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0005 (Newsletter) image
62 2016-3-9 film, canister Film is in the canister and the lid says, "Finding out about Sound." Also on the side of the canister a sticker says," Audio-visual center of the Curriculum Laboratory S.C. I. Cedar Falls, Iowa."  2016-3-9 (film, canister) image
63 2017-7-23B Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back is "UNI final eval sideline".   2017-7-23B (Ribbon) image
64 2015-10-52I Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2009. 2015-10-52I (Plaque) image
65 2017-28-21 Shirt Medium t-shirt with “UNI Polar Bare Run, Walk, & Roll 2007” on the front—with a polar bear wearing gloves, hat, and scarf, crossing finish line—beside and above it. Logos of sponsors on back: UNI Department of Residence, The Runner’s Flat, UNI Alumni Association, Craft-Cochran, Beck’s Sports Grill, Sharpline Auto Trim, and CATS. 2017-28-21 (Shirt) image
66 1994.32.0013 Print, photographic Glossy. Shows clouds and mountain peaks rising above. Photo marked "No. 83. evening light from Phalut." and "The Paar Darjeeling." Mounted on dark gray tagboard. Color: BK,WH,GY
67 2004.17.206.0007 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 14, No. 2, April., 1940." Front cover shows one large and three small black and white photos of a student running, the old administration building, a student athlete, and a student in class. Thirty two pages of current events for the campus. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0007 (Newsletter) image
68 2016-3-10 film, canister Film is in canister and the lid says, " Earth Science Series Life of the Cenozoic Era."  2016-3-10 (film, canister) image
69 2017-7-23C Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back is "UNI All-girl sideline final evaluations Milwaukee CO 2008".   2017-7-23C (Ribbon) image
70 2015-10-52J Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2010. 2015-10-52J (Plaque) image
71 1994.32.0014 Print, photographic Shows the river Jhelum meandering through an extenxive plain used for agriculture. Caption says "Vale of Cashmere, India." Mounted on tan tagboard. Color: TN
72 2004.17.206.0008 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 46, No. 2, Sept., 1961." Front cover shows red-tinted photo of the campanile, tennis courts and pond. Written in pencil at the top is "1st one after change from I. S. T. C." . Twenty-eight pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. K. McNeil, Center Point, IA. Color: RD,WH,BK 2004.17.206.0008 (Newsletter) image
73 2016-3-15 film, canister Canister has film inside on the top of the canister the phrase, " Front Page Make-Up Patterns used by American Newspapers" is taped on top. The side of the canister says, " Audio-visual center of the curriculum laboratory S.C.I Cedar Falls, Iowa and Guide available."  2016-3-15 (film, canister) image
74 1980.32.0002 Sweater ISTC lettersweater, circa 1933; heavy gold knitted wool; pull-over type, "V" neck style; without pockets; dark blue leather elbow patches sewn on both sleeves; triple (3) 1/2" purple bands on upper left sleeve (denotes three (3) earned school letters); large 8 1/4" x 5" purple letter, "I", patch insignia on center chest. Letters earned playing basketball 1932 & 1933.
75 1996.13.0057 Sweater Cheerleader sweater from Price Laboratory School. Black sweater with orange "SC" on the front. MPLS. Color: BK,OR
76 2003.17.0005 Scrapbook Includes one scrapbook page (a) and one pamphlet, (b). a. has two articles pasted on it. One says "Dean of Women" and the other "Commons." Also, a photo clipping entitled "College Elections." b. Pamphlet, "Studio Productions", about drama shop work. Color: WH,BK
77 2017-7-23D Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back is "UNI All-girl cheer final evaluations Milwaukee CO 2008". 2017-7-23D (Ribbon) image
78 2015-10-52K Plaque Small plaque attached to a bigger plaque for Division I State Music Festival. For Mixed Chorus from 2011. 2015-10-52K (Plaque) image
79 1994.32.0015 Print, photographic Shows a wide, curved waterfall identified in the printed caption as Shoshone Falls, Idaho. Mounted on tan tagboard. Color: TN
80 2004.17.206.0010 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 52, No. 2, May, 1967." Front cover shows black and white photo of Iowa Governor Harold Hughes, Dr. William Lang, Robert Davis and President Maucker signing a bill that made the college into a university. Caption reads "A University Is Born." Twenty-one pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. Lena McNeil, Center Point, IA. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0010 (Newsletter) image
81 2016-3-18 film, Canister Film in canister and on top the title is, " Medieval Towns and Cities." The side of the canister has the sticker, " Audio-Visual Center of the Curriculum Laboratory I.S. T.C. Cedar Falls, Iowa."  2016-3-18 (film, Canister ) image
82 2005.0009 Bulletin Bound with two staples. Front reads "Bulletin of the Iowa StateTeachers College/ Cedar Falls Iowa/ Summer term/ Announcement for the Thirty-fifth Annual Session held at Cedar Falls, Iowa June 3 to August 21, 1931. Issued Quarterly. Published by the Iowa State Teachers College. Entered as second-class mail matter Aug. 31, 1912 at the post office at Cedar Falls, Iowa, under the Act of August 24, 1912." Color: TN,BK,WH 2005.0009 (Bulletin) image
83 2006.7.1 Ticket 1958 "Silver Bells" Formal Ticket for UNI Student
84 2003.27.0002 Print, photographic Shows three men and five women, all bandaged in First Aid bandages. One man is lying on a bench with his arm and head bandaged. He has a #56 on his leg. A girl sits by him, also bandaged. The rest are behind the bendh. Photo is in black and white, mounted on gray cardboard. Framed in dark wood. Photo is also seen in the 1908 Old Gold Yearbook with the caption "Class in first aid to injured." Color: BK,GY,WH
85 2017-7-23E Ribbon Yellow superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon with UCA symbol.  2017-7-23E (Ribbon) image
86 00.39.0015 Desk, Rolltop Desk and Chair of Homer H. Seerley, President of ISNS and ISTC from 1886 - 1928.
87 1972.0057 Print, photographic Campus view from College Street near 23rd Street showing faculty, students, and buildings. a. Picture. b. Frame. Dark brown wood.
88 1994.32.0017 Map Hand-drawn in ink, "Glacial Map of Iowa." Legend shows marking used for Driftless, Terminal Moraine, Wisconsin, Iowan, Illinoian, Kansan and Nebraskan glaciers. Mounted on corrugated cardboard.
89 2004.17.206.0012 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 52, No. 1, February, 1967." Front cover shows black and white photo of the campanile in winter snow. Twenty pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. Lena M. McNeil Center Point, IA. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0012 (Newsletter) image
90 2007.0007 Ticket ticket to a formal ball on campus. "Silver Bells Formal. The Commons Ballroom. Rod AaBerg and His Orchestra. Dec. 13, 1958. 8:00 pm. $2.50 couple". Card w/silver writing. Back is blank. Hole in upper corner w/ a white ribbon inserted and tied in a bow. Plastic holly and small bell attached w/ribbon. Holly has three red berries w/green leaves. 3 silver paper leaves attached. Color: WH, GR, RD, GY
91 2015-10-80 Print Print of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School building from 1993.
92 2017-7-23F Ribbon Blue superior Universal Cheerleaders Association ribbon. On the back is written "GO UNI". 2017-7-23F (Ribbon) image
93 1988.31.0001 Pin, literary society Cliosophic Literary Society (C.L. I. O.), ISTC.
94 00.39.0016 Key Key for the Desk of Homer H. Seerly, President of ISNS and ISTC from 1886-1928
95 1994.32.0018 Print, photographic Shows wooded mountain setting with stream in center. Mounted on tagboard.
96 2004.17.206.0014 Newsletter "The Alumnus, Vol. 51, No. 4, December, 1966." Front cover shows black and white photo of the homecoming queen and her court. Twenty-one pages of current events for the campus. Addressed to Mrs. Lena M. McNeil Center Point, IA. Color: WH,BK 2004.17.206.0014 (Newsletter) image
97 2017-7-12C Ribbon Yellow superior ribbon "Universal Cheerleaders Association" with UCA symbol  on the front. 2017-7-12C (Ribbon) image
98 41334 Pin, Lapel Shield shaped. Front is two shades of purple with inscription "UNI Teacher Education" bordering images of a torch, apple and books.
99 2015-10-81 Helmet Yellow Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet with a red letter "N" on the side. Signed by Trev Alberts. Guard attached on the front.
100 2017-7-24A Trophy 2007 College Spirit Camp Most Collegiate trophy.  2 marble bases with 3 reflective pillars.  Between the two bottom pillars is a small golden hawk.  The top of the trophy is a trophy cup and a woman figurine with wings.  The figurine is holding up a round emblem with UCA. 2017-7-24A (Trophy) image
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