University of Nevada, Center for Western North American Studies Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0406

Scope and Contents

The records in this collection are primarily executive board minutes, reports, memorandums, correspondence, 1963-1969, and the Center's chronological files, 1965-1967. Also included are acquisition correspondence and reports, 1963-1966; general correspondence, 1964-1970; and annual reports, 1968-1970.

Dates

  • 1963-1970

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 support a systematic study of Nevada and the Western North American region, and to develop a program to collect documentary materials and promote regional research. The Center was placed at the Desert Research Institute for administrative purposes, with an ad-hoc Executive Board of the Center to establish policy. Warren d'Azevedo served as first chairman, followed by Elmer Rusco in 1966. In 1964, Jack D. Forbes was appointed acting director of the Center, followed by Robert L. Stephenson; Don D. Fowler was appointed permanent director in 1968. About this time, the Center's title was shortened to Western Studies Center.

During this period, several programs and projects were established, including an oral history project, a Basque studies program, and projects dealing with Indian acculturation and Nevada archeology.

[Later became the Human Systems Center, the Social Sciences Center, the Quaternary Sciences Center, and in 1999, merged with the Biological Sciences into as-yet unnamed Center.]

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Center for Western North American Studies was established in 1963, to support a systematic study of Nevada and the Western North American region, and to develop a program to collect documentary materials and promote regional research. The records in this collection are primarily executive board minutes, reports, memorandums, correspondence, 1963-1969, and the Center's chronological files, 1965-1967. Also included are acquisition correspondence and reports, 1963-1966; general correspondence, 1964-1970; and annual reports, 1968-1970.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Joy Leland; 1999.
Title
University of Nevada, Center for Western North American Studies Records
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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