This page gathers faculty projects developed by faculty and staff at the University of Northern Iowa in one place. There are a wide variety of types of projects from image galleries to video interviews. To see the global reach and impact of UNI Faculty Works, go to the collection pages to view the global readership maps.
To view a related faculty scholarship and research collection, go to the Faculty Publications collection. This collection contains publications by faculty and staff (including emeritus) at the University of Northern Iowa.
African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley Oral History Project
The African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley Oral History Project provides information about the historical and contemporary development of African-American culture and community and informs the public of events and issues of African-American communities in the Cedar Valley Iowa area. Dr. Joyce Chen, professor at the University of Northern Iowa and Dr. David W. Jackson III, African-American Historian, developed the project.
To view the videos, go to the African-American Voices of the Cedar Valley Oral History Project page.
American Women Camouflage Exhibition
This "American Women Camouflage Exhibition" was curated by UNI Art Professor Emeritus, Roy R. Behrens. The forty photographs in this exhibition are limited to the camouflage activities of American women during WWI. The original photographs are in the collections of the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Research Administration.
To view the images, go to the American Women Camouflage Exhibition page.
Behrens Poster Archive
This is a collection of posters designed by Roy R. Behrens, Art Professor Emeritus, at the University of Northern Iowa, which used combined modified features from public domain photographs and other graphic elements.
To view the posters, go to the Behrens Poster Archive page.
Behrens Video Archive
Videos of talks by Roy R. Behrens, Art Professor Emeritus, at the University of Northern Iowa.
To view the videos, go to the Behrens Video Archive page.
Brazilian Slave Narratives Project
Dr. Robert Krueger, Professor Emeritus, and Alida Bakuzis, former Instructor, at the University of Northern Iowa are curators of the Brazilian Slave Narratives & Texts Project. The purpose of the project is to recover and share texts written & spoken by Brazilian slaves. The archive sheds light on the intimacies and struggles of ordinary slaves and ex-slaves, not only famous and notorious historical figures.
To find out more information, go to the Brazilian Slave Narratives Project page.
Camouflage Cartoons Archive
The material in this archive was collected, restored and assembled by UNI Art Professor Emeritus, Roy R. Behrens, over several decades, in the course of his long-term research of art, design and modern camouflage.
To view the cartoons, go to the Camouflaged Cartoons Archive page.
Cedar Valley Birth Story Archive
Dr. Disa Cornish (Associate Professor of Health, Recreation, and Community Services) at the University of Northern Iowa developed this oral history project.
To view the videos, go to the Cedar Valley Birth Story Archive page.
Eddie Bowles: Blues Musician Collection
This project involved collecting materials and preparing them in exhibits on the Web and at the Hearst Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The exhibitions were prepared by an English Senior Seminar student in the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures under the advisement of Professor Jim O'Loughlin.
To view the materials, go to the Eddie Bowles: Blues Musician Collection page.
FORTEPAN IOWA is a digital archive that features curated photos taken by ordinary Iowans over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The photos represent the moments of everyday Iowa life. FORTEPAN IOWA launched in 2015 under the direction of Bettina Fabos, Leisl Carr-Childers, Sergey Golitsynskiy, and Noah Doely, all professors at the University of Northern Iowa.
To find out more information, go to the FORTEPAN IOWA page.
Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Image Gallery
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. All photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright structures in this collection were taken by Carl Thurman, a biology professor at the University of Northern Iowa. The photographs are sorted by state and then by the William Storrer inventory number.
To view the photographs, go to the Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Image Gallery.
Korean Childhood Fantasies
Soo Hostetler, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, in the UNI Department of Art created the works in the Korean Childhood Fantasies collection which premiered in large-scale printed form in an exhibition at the Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls IA, during July 7 through August 16, 2020.
To view the images, go to the Korean Childhood Fantasies page.
Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive
This website provides a virtual tour of an archive of suffrage postcards gathered by Catherine Palczewski, Professor in the Department of Communication & Media, at the University of Northern Iowa and her partner, Arnie Madsen, PhD, over the last 15 years.
To view the postcards, go to the Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive page.
The Postville Project works to collect, preserve and present the stories and materials related to the community of Postville, Iowa before, during and after the 2008 immigration raid at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant. Luther College and the University of Northern Iowa are co-organizers of The Postville Project.
To view the collection, go to the Postville Project page.
Tales of the Bulgarian Rose Image Gallery
A series of thirty three photographs taken of immigrants to Bulgaria by Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova in 1995. These photographs were exhibited at the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library from October 7, to December 31, 2022.
To view the images, go to the Tales of the Bulgarian Rose Image Gallery page.
Whitson Pencil Sharpener Artifacts
For many years, Dr. Paul D. Whitson, Professor Emeritus, taught biology and ecology at UNI, beginning in 1972. Following his retirement in 2005, he undertook the research and documentation of his collection of historic pencil sharpeners. He had collected more than 6,000 different examples.
To view the images, go to the Whitson Pencil Sharpener Artifacts page.