Elaine Bush Kalmar Papers

Archives record series: 14/03/20

Elaine Bush Kalmar. Papers, 1981-2002. 3 linear feet.


Elaine Bush Kalmar

Elaine Bush Kalmar joined the faculty of the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Northern Iowa as in Instructor in 1971. She was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 1972 and Associate Professor in 1978. She retired and received emeritus status in 1999.

Professor Kalmar was a strong supporter of the American Association of University Professors. She served in a number of leadership positions in that organization at the local and state levels. She participated in AAUP organizational matters at the regional and national levels as well. She had a strong interest in collective bargaining.


Professor Kalmar brought these papers to the University Archives in July 2008. They were well-organized, so little needed to be done to prepare them for use. The current arrangement closely follows Professor Kalmar's original order.

Most of this collection relates to AAUP matters at the state and national levels. But it has direct relevance to the University of Northern Iowa, because of Professor Kalmar's particular interest in collective bargaining. Professor Kalmar used information that she gathered at national meetings when she helped to prepare faculty positions at UNI collective bargaining sessions. Some files include Professor Kalmar's handwritten notes.

Researchers who are interested in collective bargaining at UNI will find value in using this collection in conjunction with the papers of United Faculty.

Container Inventory

Box 1

  • Iowa Academe newsletter
  • AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress newsletter
  • AAUP Iowa Conference constitution
  • AAUP ASC correspondence
  • AAUP Midwest Caucus
  • AAUP chapter conference newsletter
  • AAUP, 1980-1981
  • AAUP UNI chapter roster, 1981
  • NEA national meeting, 1981
  • AAUP national meeting, 1981
  • Arbitration for the 80s, conference, 1982
  • AAUP annual meeting, 1982
  • AAUP legislative update, 1982
  • AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, 1982
  • AAUP, NEA, AFT, October 1982
  • AAUP collective bargaining, 1982-1983
  • NEA on AFL-CIO, October 1982
  • AAUP, 1984
  • AAUP, Collective Bargaining Congress, 1984
  • AAUP joint ventures, 1984
  • AAUP membership, 1984
  • AAUP, 1984
  • AAUP, ASC grants and correspondence, 1985-1989
  • AAUP, ASC, 1987
  • AAUP annual meeting, 1989

Box 2

  • AAUP Iowa Conference, 1990
  • AAUP annual meeting, 1990
  • AAUP English 306 curriculum change controversy, 1990
  • AAUP, Penn vs. EEOC Supreme Court decision, 1990
  • AAUP, 1991
  • AAUP ASC grant proposal, 1991
  • AAUP Iowa Conference constitution, 1991
  • AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, 1991
  • AAUP annual meeting, 1991
  • AAUP college tuition report, 1992
  • AAUP Iowa Conference meeting, 1992
  • AAUP Iowa Conference Executive Committee, 1992-1993
  • AAUP self study, 1993
  • AAUP chapter service plan, 1993
  • AAUP-United Faculty, 1993
  • AAUP Iowa Conference, 1993
  • AAUP ASC, 1993
  • AAUP Committee A workshop, 1993
  • AAUP Iowa Conference membership
  • AAUP UNI chapter
  • AAUP Iowa Conference rosters, 1993-1994
  • AAUP Iowa Conference, 1994
  • AAUP annual meeting, 1994
  • AAUP Iowa Committee A, 1994
  • AAUP Iowa Conference financial statements
  • AAUP Iowa Conference, 1995
  • AAUP Iowa Conference rosters
  • AAUP chapter/conference newsletters
  • AAUP Iowa Conference treasurer's ledger

Papers processed by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist; finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, July 2008.

Last modified: July 29, 2008 (GP)

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