Robert C. Weems Collection of College of Business Administration Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0451

Scope and Contents

A compilation of materials related to the history of the College of Business Administration (COBA) and business and economics education and research at the University of Nevada, Reno. Assembled by dean emeritus of the college Robert C. Weems, the collection was used as research material for a history of the college, Business for Nevada: The College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, 1887-2000, published in 2001.

The collection is comprised of a wide variety of materials related to early business education at the university; COBA administration and curriculum and program development; and professional activities of Dr. Weems and COBA faculty and students within the university and the local and state business community. The types of records include correspondence, memoranda, planning material, reports, minutes, organizational charts, and other COBA administrative records; university and college publications, press releases, and promotional material; newspaper and magazine clippings; conference and event programs and related items; and miscellaneous personal material. The bulk of the records fall within Weems' tenure as dean, 1956-1977. Various Nevada politicians' letters and reports are included. Also included are items about the dedication of Ross Hall, the inauguration of Newton Ed Miller as Chancellor of the Reno Campus of the University of Nevada in 1966, Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Great Basin National Park.

Dates

  • 1887-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1956-1978

Creator

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.

Biographical Note

In 1956 Robert C. Weems was appointed dean of the University of Nevada's newly created College of Business Administration. A Mississippi native, Weems had joined the faculty of the School of Business at Mississippi State University as an instructor after receiving his M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He later served as dean of the school, and received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1951. In 1977, after 22 years as dean of COBA at the University of Nevada, Reno, Weems retired and was made dean emeritus. After spending more than a decade into his retirement researching and writing, his history of the college, Business for Nevada: The College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, 1887-2000, was published in 2001 by the Black Rock Press.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

A compilation of materials related to the history of the College of Business Administration (COBA) and business and economics education and research at the University of Nevada, Reno. Assembled by dean emeritus of the college Robert C. Weems, the collection was used as research material for a history of the college, Business for Nevada: The College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, 1887-2000, published in 2001. The collection is comprised of a wide variety of materials related to early business education at the university; COBA administration and curriculum and program development; and professional activities of Dr. Weems and COBA faculty and students within the university and the local and state business community.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert C. Weems in 2002.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the University Archives photo archive as collection number UNRA-P284.

Title
Guide to the Robert C. Weems Collection of College of Business Administration Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Bantin
Date
Approximately 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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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