Milton D. Glick Collection

Identifier: AC 0490

Scope and Contents

The Milton D. Glick Collection consists of the In Memoriam: Milton D. Glick scrapbook, photographs of his inauguration as the University's 15th President and of his memorial service, his iconic western hat, a shadowbox of the United States Air Force's 2009 Operation Enduring Freedom, and a color print of his posthumous portrait that was commissioned by the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation to hang in the Joe Crowley Student Union at the Milt Glick Ballroom.


  • 2006-2013


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical Note

Dr. Milton D. Glick was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 30, 1937. He obtained his doctorate degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and married Peggy Porter in 1965. Dr. Glick joined the chemistry faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he eventually became Chair of the Department of Chemistry and published 99 research articles. He served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1983-1988. He then served as provost and interim president at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, before serving for 15 years as executive vice president and provost at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Glick was appointed the 15th President of the University of Nevada, Reno, in May 2006 and took office in August 2006. During his 5-year tenure at UNR, Dr. Glick's accomplishments included record-setting enrollments, freshman retention rates, and graduations.

He died in Reno on April 16, 2011.


1.271 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Dr. Milton D. Glick (1937-2011) served as the 15th President of the University of Nevada, Reno, from August 2006 until his death on April 16, 2011. The Milton D. Glick Collection consists of a scrapbook, photographs of his inauguration as University President and from his memorial service, and objects and ephemera from his term in office.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Office of the President in August 2011. The extra print of the "Milt Glick" portrait was received from Stremmel Gallery in Reno in February 2014.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives photo archive as collection number UNRA-P3472.


Guide to the Milton D. Glick Collection
Betty Glass
August 2011
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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