University of Nevada, Nevada Technical Institute Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0009
The materials in this collection contain the proposal and establishment of the Nevada Technical Institute, and documentation on the purchase of Stead Air Force Base for the teaching facility. They are the records of the University Committee on Stead Air Force Base, James Anderson, committee member, and contain correspondence, memorandums, report, press clippings, and a copy of a speech by Governor Grant Sawyer on education in Nevada.

Dates

  • 1965-1966

Creator

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.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

In 1964, General University Extension developed a technical program offering two year associate degrees in several occupational fields. In 1965, Stead Air Force Base, located north of Reno, was closed. The University, wishing to acquire parts of the facility for University and community use, successfully proposed using the Stead facilities for establishing the Nevada Technical Institute (NTI). By 1971, though, other Nevada colleges had absorbed these programs, and the scope of General University Extension had been reduced. The collection contains documentation on the purchase of Stead Air Force base; proposal and establishment of the Nevada Technical Institute; and records of James T. Anderson, a member of the University committee on Stead Air Force Base, with correspondence, memorandums, reports, press clippings, photographs and a copy of a speech by governor Grant Sawyer on education in Nevada.

Historical Note

In 1964, General University Extension developed a technical program offering two year associate degrees in several occupational fields. In 1965, Stead Air Force Base, located north of Reno, was closed. The University, wishing to acquire parts of the facility for University and community use, successfully proposed using the Stead facilities for establishing the Nevada Technical Institute (NTI). By 1971, though, other Nevada colleges had absorbed these programs, and the scope of General University Extension had been reduced.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from an unknown source.
Title
Guide to the Nevada Technical Institute Records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1999
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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