Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph N. Crowley

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0548

Scope and Contents

The Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph N. Crowley consist of administrative files, bylaws, correspondence, planning documents, and material about academic units, the Board of Regents, campus committees, and university athletics, as well as reports. Correspondents include U. S. Senators Richard Bryan and Harry Reid and Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa. Among the reports are the 1999 Core Curriculum Program Review and various accreditation reports. Miscellaneous material includes the 2005 "Washoe K-16 Data Profile" by the Education Collaborative of Washoe County's Joint Data Profile Committee. There is also a 2006 study about the Millennium Scholarship and a copy of Richard O. Davies' "Sports Gambling in America; An Historical Perspective." Of particular interest is a copy of a draft manuscript for Robert Laxalt's short story "Rodeo."

Dates

  • 1973-2016

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.

Exception: Restricted folders are unavailable for general access until January 2024. Permission to view them before that time must be obtained in writing from the UNR Office of the President. Those with permission to see the restricted records before January 2024 include past and present UNR Presidents: Dr. John Lilley, Dr. Stephen McFarlane, and Dr. Marc Johnson; Chief of Staff, Patricia Richard; Executive Assistant to the President, Janet Sanderson; and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Jodi Fraser.

Biographical Note

Dr. Joseph Neil Crowley was born in Oelwein, Iowa, on July 9, 1933, and obtained a B.A. political science at the University of Iowa in 1959. He earned a Master of Arts degree in social science from Fresno State University in 1963 and his doctoral degree from the University of Washington in 1967. He joined the political science faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1967, eventually becoming Chair of the department in 1976. He served as Chair of the Faculty Senate from 1972-1973.

He was appointed acting President of the University in 1978 and named the full-time President on March 23, 1979. Upon retirement in 2001, he was the longest-serving President in the history of the University. He then served as acting President from the fall of 2005 through the summer of 2006. He served on the board of directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and as a member and chair of the Nevada Humanities Committee. He served on the boards of the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. He also served the NCAA in a variety of volunteer assignments, including as its president from 1993-1995. He was chair of the Nevada Rhodes Scholar Committee. An author of nonfiction, he is also a poet. The Joe Crowley Student Union, named in his honor, opened on campus in November 2007. On May 16, 2008, he received the University's Distinguished Nevadan honor.

Joe Crowley died in Reno on November 28, 2017.

Extent

11.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph N. Crowley consist of administrative files, bylaws, correspondence, planning documents, and material about academic units, the Board of Regents, campus committees, and university athletics, as well as reports. Correspondents include U. S. Senators Richard Bryan and Harry Reid and Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa. Among the reports are the 1999 Core Curriculum Program Review and various accreditation reports. Miscellaneous material includes the 2005 "Washoe K-16 Data Profile" by the Education Collaborative of Washoe County's Joint Data Profile Committee. There is also a 2006 study about the Millennium Scholarship and a copy of Richard O. Davies' "Sports Gambling in America; An Historical Perspective." Of particular interest is a copy of a draft manuscript for Robert Laxalt's short story "Rodeo."

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Academics; 2) Accreditation; 3) Administrative Records; 4) Athletics; 5) Committees and Faculty Organizations; 6) Correspondence; 7) Board of Regents; 8) Reports, Writings, and Presentations; 9) Biographical and Personal; and 10) Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfers from the Office of the President: 2006, 2014, 2015, and 2019.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Photograph Archives: UNRA-P3353 and UNRA-P3607. A DVD of correspondence was transferred to AC 0551.
Title
Guide to the Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph N. Crowley
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
June 4, 2015
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
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