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University of Nevada, Office of the President records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0019
The records include correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other records from the office of the president of the University of Nevada, 1917-1967. Presidents serving during this period are 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; and N. Edd Miller, 1965-1973.

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. 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 21 3, Box 13) and a new system implemented. (The key to this system is available in the finding aid to AC 0245.)

PRESIDENTS : Leroy D. Brown Stephen A. Jones Joseph E. Stubbs Archer W. Hendrick Walter E. Clark Leon W. Hartman John 0. Moseley Malcolm A. Love T. Minard W. Stout Charles J. Arrnstrong N. Edd Miller Max C. Milam Joseph N. Crowley

Dates

  • ca 1916-1972

Creator

Restrictions

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

1.25 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other records from the office of the president of the University of Nevada, 1917-1967. Presidents serving during this period are 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; and N. Edd Miller, 1965-1973. Of interest is a copy of a student protest flyer, The University of Nevada TOCSIN, which was distributed on campus during the administration of President Walter E. Clark.

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 the President 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. Amstrong 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 at Las 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 Miller was in fact the top administrator for this campus beginning at that time.)

Arrangement

Original arrangement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the President's Office; date unknown. The University of Nevada TOCSIN was transferred from AC 0575 in 2017.

Related Materials

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

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Photograph Archives as UNRA-P3672
Title
A Guide to the University of Nevada, Office of the President records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 2000
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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