Center for Western North American Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0212

Scope and Contents

Records include a proposal for retention of state and local government documents, by Ronald Lee Watson, March 1964; reports of staff activities; information on the Basque studies program and oral history project; considerations of budget and administrative placement; and news clippings.

Dates

  • 1964-1968

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.

Administrative History

The Center for Western North American Studies was established in 1963 to develop a program to collect documentary materials and promote regional research. The Center was placed at the Desert Research Institute for administrative purposes, and an ad-hoc Executive Board was established to develop policy. Warren d'Azevedo served as first chairman, followed by Elmer Rusco in 1966. In 1964, Jack D. Forbes was appointed acting director, followed by Robert L. Stephenson; Don D. Fowler was appointed permanent director in 1968. Several programs and projects were established, including an oral history project, and Basque studies program.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (7 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Center for Western North American Studies was established in 1963 to develop a program to collect documentary materials and promote regional research. The Center was placed at the Desert Research Institute for administrative purposes, and an ad-hoc Executive Board was established to develop policy. Records include a proposal for retention of state and local government documents, by Ronald Lee Watson, March 1964; reports of staff activities; information on the Basque studies program and oral history project; considerations of budget and administrative placement; and news clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged in order by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Elmer Rusco R.

Title
A Guide to the Center for Western North American Studies records
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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