Kenneth J. Carpenter Papers

Identifier: AC 0014
The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, and reports.

The records concern Carpenter's membership on the Faculty Senate's Athletic Program Committee and Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Board, and his position as a member of the Executive Board, National Society of Professors, University of Nevada, Reno, chapter.

The collection also has limited personal correspondence with western author George R. Stewart about his book, Sheep Rock and the Black Rock Desert for which the press is named, and hand printed cards from Dorsey P. Alexander relating to his interest in book production.


  • 1965-1975



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.


0.5 Cubic Feet


The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence and is arranged into four series: Athletic Program Committee, 1972-1973, the Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Board, 1972-1974, the University of Nevada, Reno, chapter of the National Society of Professors, 1972-1975, and limited personal correspondence, 1963-1974, which include his correspondence with western author, George R. Stewart.

Biographical Note

Kenneth J. Carpenter, librarian, came to the University of Nevada in 1962. Among the positions he held until his retirement in 1981, was assistant and associate library director, and head of the Special Collections Department. In addition, he and his wife, Patricia, founded the Black Rock Press in 1964, dedicated to the practice and teaching of finely printed books. During his tenure, Carpenter was active in the Faculty Senate, and served as an Executive Board member for the University of Nevada, Reno, chapter of the National Society of Professors. In 1971, the Carpenters donated their rare Columbian press to the University library.


Four series: 1. Faculty Senate. Athletic Program Committee 2. Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Board 3. National Society of Professors 4. Personal Correspondence
A Guide to the Papers of Kenneth J. Carpenter
Karen Gash
Approximately 1998
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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