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Sculptures on Campus

This guide identifies research strategies and resources available within University Archives and Rod Library about sculptures on the University of Northern Iowa campus.


IndexUNI is Rod Library's online repository of articles from official campus publications, dating back to 1876. Such publications include Old Gold, the Normal Eyte, the Alumnus newsletter, and the Northern Iowan, among others. These publications have all been indexed, and many have been digitized and are available online through the database. Physical copies of these and others are available in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room. You can browse articles, subjects, authors, and publications using the links above.

To find information about sculptures on campus, there are a number of subjects and keywords you can search in IndexUNI. Some examples are below:

Subject Tips

Try searching for names and titles of specific sculptures, faculty members, and artists.

Search for subjects containing the word "Artwork."

Browsing "Art on Campus" and "Art and Architecture Committee" can lead you to numerous other relevant articles that may not have been tagged with the specific artist or artwork name or title.


There are dozens of articles across the campus newspaper, alumnus newsletter, press releases, and other university publications, all indexed in IndexUNI as described above. A selected sampling of some articles particularly about campus sculptures is as follows:

Finding Books

OneSearch - search our library's collections

Multiple books have been published about the history of the University of Northern Iowa. You can find them in the library's catalog, OneSearch. Several are listed below. To find more, try searching the catalog by subject. Several examples are listed below.

For assistance using OneSearch, check out this step-by-step guide.