Contracts, Agreements, Leases, and Insurance Claims, 1965-1990

Archival record series: 05/01/11

Contracts, Agreements, Leases, and Insurance Claims, 1965-1990. 4.5 linear feet

This series is a collection of contracts, agreements, leases, and insurance claims relating to the operations of the University of Northern Iowa and its facilities. The series is especially strong in information relating to the fires that destroyed Central Hall in 1965 and Old Gilchrist Hall in 1972. There is also excellent documentation of the series of problems relating to the KUNI broadcasting tower in the late 1970s and the installation of equipment in the new Power Plant in 1979-1980.

While some files are quite small, many files contain extensive material such as insurance loss claims, correspondence, and legal documentation of contentious issues.

These files came to the University Archives from the Provost's Office in July 2006. The material is arranged in an order very similar to that in which it was received.


Container Inventory

Box 1

  • International Trio trade name registration, 1981
  • Library automated system--Innovative Interfaces, 1988
  • Ethernet bids, June 1990
  • Power Plant emissions test bid proposals, 1990
  • Supplementary Retirement Account applications from Safeco, United of Omaha, Variable Annuity Life Insurance, Anchor National Life Insurance, Bankers Life, Beneficial Standard Life, Century Life of America, Equitable Life Assurance, Farm Bureau, Great American Life Insurance, Hartford Life Insurance, IDS Life Insurance, Life Insurance Investors, Metropolitan Life Insurance, National Western Life, New York Life Insurance, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
  • Farm leases, 1972-1988
  • Veterans Administration lease for office space, 1974-1983
  • Erickson property leases, July 1969-September 1979; September 1979-September 1989
  • Phi Sigma Epsilon parking lot agreement, 1976
  • Iowa Western Community College-UNI Extension lease, 1976
  • Iowa Laser Technology lease, 1979
  • Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company--lease for stockpiling coal, 1985
  • City of Cedar Falls lease for stockpiling coal, 1986
  • McCarter Warehouse lease, 1988
  • Washland Leasing Service--1203 W. 23rd Street, Cedar Falls
  • Clay Prairie (Butler County) lease with SCI Foundation (dedicated as state preserve December 28, 1976)
  • Canteen Service agreement, 1979-1984
  • Coin-operated laundry agreement, 1979-1984, 1984-1986
  • Automatic teller agreement--Peoples Band and Trust, 1982
  • Tower inspection agreement, 1982
  • UNI-Dome souvenir concessions--University Book and Supply, 1982
  • Maucker Union games machines--F & R Amusements, 1983-1984
  • City Laundering Company contract, 1983-1985
  • Canteen Service dormitory refrigerator contract, 1984
  • Sieberts Laundry agreement, 1984-1985
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company contract, 1984-1989
  • Standard Vending contract, 1984-1989
  • UNI-Dome amusement machines--Hyperspace, 1987
  • Release from liability form
  • UNI-Dome expired insurance policies
  • UNI-Dome insurance correspondence, 1978-1979
  • UNI-Dome insurance--Carl Fisher--South Dakota, 1979
  • UNI-Dome insurance bids, 1976-1977
  • UNI-Dome insurance, 1980
  • Risk assessment questionnaire, 1980
  • Automobile insurance--Board of Regents specifications, 1985
  • Builders' risk insurance--Maucker Union and Latham Hall, 1988
  • Builders' risk insurance--Old Power Plant, 1989

Box 2

  • Catastrophic insurance--intercollegiate athletics, 1988
  • State guidelines for fire and storm loss claims, 1975-1986
  • Fire protection agreements, 1959-1976
  • Fire protection agreements, 1977-1989
  • Central Hall fire losses, 1965-1968
  • Price Laboratory School flood damage, August 20, 1966
  • Crossroads storm damage, April 18, 1967
  • Arts and Industries Building storm damage, May 6, 1968
  • Storm damage, August 5, 1968
  • Biology Annex fire, March 11, 1970
  • Arts and Industries Building storm damage, February 17 and March 6, 1972
  • Old Gilchrist Hall fire, May 12, 1972
  • Old Gilchrist Hall fire, May 12, 1972--Gordon Harrington suit
  • Old Gilchrist Hall fire loss claims
  • Damage account report, 1972
  • Bender Hall fire, February 16, 1973

Box 3

  • KCRG tower collapse--also general KUNI tower damage, 1973-1975
  • KUNI tower damage, January 17, 1975
  • Tennis court, handball court, and baseball field storm damage, March 27, 1975
  • KUNI tower damage, March 27, 1975
  • Hillside Courts fire--310 F Street, August 8, 1975
  • KUNI tower damage, January 1, 1976
  • Old Administration Building storm damage, March 5, 1976
  • Old Administration Building storm damage, March 23, 1976
  • Old Administration Building storm damage, June 12-13, 1976
  • Hillside Courts fire--310 E Street, July 27, 1976
  • Education Center roof vandalism, September 22, 1976
  • KUNI tower storm damage, November 2, 1976
  • UNI-Dome roof damage, June 30, 1977
  • UNI-Dome door damage--Alice Cooper concert, August 28, 1977
  • KUNI tower damage, May 14, 1978
  • Steam tunnel storm damage, September 12, 1978
  • Greenhouse storm damage, September 16, 1978
  • KUNI tower damage, December 24, 1978
  • UNI-Dome revolving doors, 1979
  • Power Plant fire, May 16, 1979
  • Storm damage, May 29, 1979
  • Power Plant chimney accident, September 29, 1979
  • Power Plant--bag house damage, March 13, 1980
  • Power Plant pump damage, March 20, 1980
  • Power Plant clinker grinder damage, March 21, 1980
  • Bender Hall compressor storm damage, May 19, 1980
  • Storm damage, June 13, 1980
  • Storm damage, June 15, 1980
  • Storm damage, June 27, 1980
  • Dancer Hall fire--Room 609, July 2, 1980
  • Storm damage, July 9, 1980
  • Destruction of trees, September 20-21, 1980
  • Dancer Hall fire, November 24, 1980
  • Price Laboratory School fire, January 27, 1981
  • Lawther Hall fire, February 15, 1981
  • Maucker Union water damage--construction, March 12, 1981
  • Latham Hall water damage--construction, July 27, 1981
  • Hillside Courts fire--225 F Street, October 31, 1981
  • Bartlett Hall fire--stove, March 14, 1982
  • Power Plant--electric transformer turbine generator damage, August 23, 1982

Papers processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist; July 2006; last modified, August 27, 2013 (GP).


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