Board of Regents Records

Identifier: AC 0457
The Board of Regents Records consist of agendas, minutes and accompanying materials submitted during board meetings and used by the secretary of the Board to prepare the final minutes. Accompanying material includes: architectural drawings; award recommendations, bids, budget reports, committee reports, correspondence, faculty promotion recommendations, gift and grant reports, lists of graduation candidates, marketing material, Nevada Board of Regents newsletter (scattered issues); Nevada Higher Education Commission reports, personnel recommendations, press releases; proposals, publications, reference materials, resolutions by the Board, and UNS Foundation reports. Budget reports include: annual financial statements, Business Center reports; Estimative Budgets, and Desert Research Institute Financial Reports. The collection includes some records pre-dating the organization of the University of Nevada System in 1968.


  • 1956-1991



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


33.6 Cubic Feet (37 boxes)


Agendas, minutes and accompanying materials submitted during board meetings and used by the secretary of the Board to prepare the final minutes.

Administrative History Note

The Board of Regents was established by the Nevada State Constitution in 1864, and the first Board was created in 1865. The Board is responsible for the governance of the institutions comprising the University of Nevada System, which was organized in 1968. The Board changed the System’s name to the University and Community College System of Nevada in December 1991. In 2005, the System’s name became the Nevada System of Higher Education. Typically, the board holds six regular meetings each year in addition to committee meetings. All regular and committee meetings are open to the public.

The Las Vegas campus was called the University of Nevada Southern Division from 1957-1965. Its name was changed to Nevada Southern University (NSU) from 1965-1968. In 1969, it became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Board’s Audit Committee changed its name to the Finance Committee in September 1979 due to a change in the scope of the committee’s work.


The records are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred periodically from the Board of Regents.

Related Archival Materials

Nevada State University. Board of Regents, 1879-1931: AC 0176, AC 0190, AC 0231, AC 0324.

University of Nevada. Board of Regents, Records, 1914-1937. AC 0186.

University and Community College System of Nevada. Board of Regents, Records: AC 0426 (December 1991- April 2005).

Nevada System of Higher Education. Board of Regents, Records. May 2005-current. AC 0477.

University of Nevada System. Office of the Chancellor. Records. Biennial Budget Requests. NUA 03/02/02
Related Materials See: LD 3749 .N3 A3 for volumes of University of Nevada Biennial Reports to the Board of Regents.
A Guide to the Records of the Board of Regents
Betty Glass
January 2010
Description rules

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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