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School of Medical Sciences Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0352
The records in this collection include the initial correspondence and agreements with Hughes through 1976, and general information on the status of litigation to 1978.

Dates

  • 1967-1978

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

0.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

The records in this collection include the initial correspondence and agreements with Hughes through 1976, and general information on the status of litigation to 1978.

Administrative History

On March 28, 1967, when the Nevada legislature was debating authorizing a study on the feasibility of starting a medical school, industrialist Howard Hughes announced through a wire toGovernor Paul Laxalt a pledge of support for the proposed schoolof $200,000-$300,000 per year for 20 years. This offered support led to a resolution of legislative backing needed to qualify for federal and private foundation funds. A two-year medical school was established, and academic instruction in medicine began in1971; in 1977 the legislature agreed to a four year institution.

Hughes died April 5, 1976, without a will and the contract which Hughes had made on behalf of the medical school was under litigation. In 1977, the $200,000 payments were suspended pending outcome of the litigation, but were resumed with the Medical School receiving the intended money.

Arrangement

Arranged by year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

General Counsel, University and Community College System of Nevada.
Title
A Guide to the School of Medical Sciences Records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash/Jim Bantin
Date
Approximately 1997
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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