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Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, N. Edd Miller

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0525
This collection consists of a 1966 certificate of congratulations to N. Edd Miller upon his installation as the first chancellor of the Reno campus of the University of Nevada from Tuskegee Institute and a scrapbook presented to President Miller by his Student Affairs staff upon his retirement from the University in 1973.

Dates

  • 1966-1973

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.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection consists of a 1966 certificate of congratulations to N. Edd Miller upon his installation as the first chancellor of the Reno campus of the University of Nevada from Tuskegee Institute and a scrapbook presented to President Miller by his Student Affairs staff upon his retirement from the University in 1973.

Biographical Note

Dr. Newton Edd Miller was born in Houston, Texas, on March 13, 1920. He obtained his bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He met his wife, Edwina "Nena" Miller (August 7, 1922-October 22, 2010) at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. They had two children: Cathy and Kenn. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Miller was appointed as the first chancellor of the University of Nevada's Reno campus on February 11, 1966. In 1967, he became the President of the University of Nevada, Reno. In an era of civil unrest and campus protests, he and the University gained international prominence when students organized N. Edd Miller Day on October 7, 1969, in appreciation of his willingness to listen to students' concerns. Later he oversaw a peaceful resolution to the May 5, 1970, Governor's Day anti-war protest on campus. He served as President until 1973, when he left Nevada to become President of the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham (1973-1978). Dr. and Mrs. Miller returned to Reno in 1988. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Service to the Arts award from the Nevada Arts Council.

Dr. Miller died in 2004.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Scrapbook was transferred from the Office of the President, March 21, 2013.

Related Materials

Related archival material held by the University Archives Department:

Governor's Day Papers (AC 0020); Governor's Day Records (AC 0061); Growth and Future of the University, by N. Edd Miller (NUB 01/17); Presidential Memoir: University of Nevada, Reno, 1965-1973 (LD3762.7.M555 A3 1974); UNR. Miscellaneous University Records (NUB 24/06/56); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1912-1967 (AC 0001/1); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1949-1979 (AC 0001/3); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1917-1967 (AC 0019); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1965-1974 (AC 0052); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1963-1986 (AC 0213); UNR. Office of the President. Records, 1971, 1978-1983 (AC 0198); UNR. University Events Records. "N. Edd Miller Day" (NUB 24/06/62).

Creator

Title
Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Reno, N. Edd Miller Guide
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 27, 2015
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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