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Centennial Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0065
Collection contains budget reports, correspondence, committee minutes, memorandums, and other planning material, 1973-1975, including the script for a traveling slide presentation sponsored by General University Extension in conjunction with the Centennial theme; Mackay Week programming; and a scrapbook. The Centennial Commencement program is included with other programs. Of particular interest is a draft history of the university prepared by History Professor James Hulse for U. S. Senators Alan Bible and Howard Cannon to draft a joint resolution for Congressional recognition of the centennial. The scrapbook includes a list of student leaders from 1893-1975, brochures, newspaper articles, photographs, and posters.

Dates

  • 1972-1975

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

1.7 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

Collection contains budget reports, correspondence, committee minutes, memorandums, and other planning material, 1973-1975, including the script for a traveling slide presentation sponsored by General University Extension in conjunction with the Centennial theme; Mackay Week programming; and a scrapbook. The Centennial Commencement program is included with other programs. Of particular interest is a draft history of the university prepared by History Professor James Hulse for U. S. Senators Alan Bible and Howard Cannon to draft a joint resolution for Congressional recognition of the centennial. The scrapbook includes a list of student leaders from 1893-1975, brochures, newspaper articles, photographs, and posters.

Administrative History

In April 1973, University President N. Edd Miller appointed the University of Nevada Centennial Committee to plan and execute the observance, in 1974-1975, of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University. The chairman of the committee was Samuel M. Basta, Dean of Community Relations. The theme was "Evolution of a Dream, 1874-1974-2074." The Centennial's objectives included commemorating the accomplishments of the University's first century to foster pride, obtaining broader geographic recognition to attract students, faculty, and financial support; serving as a springboard for strengthening and developing educational opportunities; and providing a suitable climate of public opinion to support a major fund-raising campaign. The programming occurred during the administrations of Acting President James T. Anderson and President Max Milam, who was inaugurated during the Centennial Convocation. The records reflect the campus-wide involvement of faculty, students and staff. Regional involvement included the Nevada State Fair, the Reno Chamber of Commerce, Troop One of the Boy Scout Peavine District, and the Sea School of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot of San Diego. Nevada politicians introduced a federal resolution in Congress to commemorate the occasion.

Arrangement

Arranged by form of material.

Technical Requirements

Audio, computer files, and/or video items may not be available for listening/viewing on demand due to their older genre formats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Samuel M. Basta, transfer, 1980. A 1974 Summer Session Centennial Activities Book was donated in 2014.

Related Materials

See also:

AC 0062 - University Archives Sound Recording Collection

AC 0103 - Charles Paul Keyser Collection

AC 0143 James W. Hulse Papers, 1970-1974

AC 0182 - Orvis School of Nursing, School History, 1974

LD 3763 .S44 1974 - Centennial: a portfolio of drawings commemorating the University of Nevada, by Craig Sheppard, Chairman of the Department of Art

NUB 12/07/10 - UNR. Office of Information Records

NUB 24/06/64-NUB 24/06/72 - University Events Records

NUB 24/06/73 - UNR Centennial at Reno, including a 1985 etching by Roy Purcell

Separated Materials

One photograph and 27 slides transferred into University Archives Archival Images as UNRA-P3618.
Title
A Guide to the Records of the University of Nevada, Reno Centennial Committee
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1998
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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