University of Nevada, Office of the President records

Identifier: AC 0001/2
This finding aid includes a chronological listing of presidents to facilitate use of the records, and a copy of the finding aid located with each specific collection. In 1986 the indexing system was retired (AC 213, Box 13) and a new system implemented (key to this system is available in the finding aid to AC 245) .


  • 1958-1963



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.


40 Cubic Feet (40 boxes)


Collection contains correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other records from the office of the president of the University of Nevada, 1958-1963, during the tenure of Charles J. Armstrong, 1958-1965.

Administrative History

The president is the chief administrative officer of the University of Nevada; duties and responsibilities are prescribed by the Board of Regents, and may be assisted in the conduct of the duties of the office by vice-presidents and other administrators. The president may also establish and appoint boards and committees.

In 1965, Charles J. Armstrong decided there should be a chief academic officer on each campus. He continued to be president, but there was a chancellor for each campus, N. Edd Miller at Reno and Donald Moyer atLas Vegas. When Armstrong left, Neil .Humphrey became acting president. But when the reorganization of 1968 came, the titles were switched, and Humphrey, as the chief administrative officer for the regents, assumed the title of Chancellor and the other two became presidents. (per James Hulse, 8/1997, on the dates for presidents Armstrong and Miller for the Honor Court it was felt appropriate to list Armstrong as president until 1965, and Miller in 1965, as Miner was in fact the top administrator for this campus beginning at that time.)


The records of the Office of the President are arranged as several different collections. As each deposit was made it was assigned an archives collection number, and the inclusive dates of the collection noted. These dates do overlap, as selected record series were retained for longer retention until deposit. The indexing system has varied over the years but subject indexing with numerical location is prevalent; a copy of the index is located with each collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from President's Office; date unknown.

Related Materials

Also see The University of Nevada: A Centennial History by James Hulse, 1974, pg. 71.


100: President 200: Colleges in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medical Sciences 300: Departments In the Colleges 400: Committee and Board Lists 500: University of Nevada, Las Vegas 600: Administration 601: Organization of the University 603: Board of Regents 615: Chancellor's Office 616: Federal Projects Director 620: Vice President for Academic Affairs 621: Vice President for Business 624: Controller 630: Director of Development 640: Physical Plant 660: Publications Office 670: Director of information 680: Desert Research Institute 690: National College ofthe State Judiciary 691: National Council of Juvenille Court Judges 699: Laboratory of Human Development 700: Student Affairs 800: Registrar 900: Library 1000: Use of Campus Facilities 1004: Space Needs 1012: Space Assignments 1100: Audio-Visual Communications 1150: Upward bound program 1201: General University Extension: Dean's Office 1202: Evening Division 1203: Off-Campus Programs 1206: Division ofIndependent Study 1300: Summer Session 1400: Proposed New Courses and Programs 1500: Faculty Organization: Personnel Policies and Procedures 1600: Prqfessional, National, State, and Civic Organizations 1700: Institutional Research and Studies 1800: Foundations 1900: State Legislature and State Agencies 2000: Miscellaneous 2100: Universities and CoLleges 2200: Gifts to the University 2300: Budget 2400: Grant Applications 2500: Grants Approved 2600: Organized Research


Leroy D. Brown 1887-1889
Stephen A. Jones 1890-1894
Joseph E. Stubbs 1894-1914
Archer W. Hendrick 1914-1917
Walter E. Clark 1918-1938
Leon W. Hartman 1938-1943
John O. Moseley 1944-1949
Malcolm A. Love 1950-1952
Minard W. Stout 1952-1957
Charles J. Armstrong 1958-1965
N. Edd Miller 1965-1973
Max C. Milam 1974-1978
Joseph N. Crowley 1978-
University of Nevada, Office of the President records
Karen Gash
Approximately 2000
Description rules

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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