University of Nevada. Board of Regents Records

Identifier: AC 0186
Collection includes drafts of minutes, correspondence, reports, resolutions, agreements, contracts, audits, and other documents used for board business. Many of the documents were submitted by the president of the university for board approval or action. Presidents serving during this time were Joseph E. Stubbs, 1894-1914; Archer W. Hendrick, 1914-1917; and Walter E. Clark, 1918-1938.


  • 1906-1957


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.


4.75 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


The Board of Regents is responsible for the governance of the institutions comprising the Nevada System of Higher Education. The collection contains materials generated by the Board of Regents while functioning under the name of the Nevada State University, which was in use from 1906-1968.

Administrative History

The Board of Regents was established by the Nevada State Constitution in 1864, and the first Board was created in 1865. The Board is responsible for the governance of the institutions comprising the Nevada System of Higher Education. The original name of the organization was the University of Nevada System, which was established in 1968. It became the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) in December 1991. The Board of Regents voted to change the system's name in February 2004. Subsequently, by means of Assembly Bill No. 527, which was adopted by the Nevada legislature and signed by the Governor on May 18, 2005, its name became the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The Board meets regularly and has additional committee meetings. All regular and committee meetings are open to the public.


Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials received via transfer from the Board of Regents at various times.
Guide to the University of Nevada, Board of Regents Records
Jessica Maddox
March 2018
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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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