Upward Bound Program Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0553
The UNR Upward Bound Program Records consist of proposals, handbooks, program booklets, certificates of recognition, Upward Bound Games medals, promotional postcards, t-shirts, a wool UNR Wolf Pack Upward Bound blanket, videos, and academic and summer academy yearbooks. Curricular material includes a 2008 map of the major Nevada mines and sample kits of minerals and rocks from the Nevada Mining Association.

Dates

  • 1967-2019

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

5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

1.03 Gigabytes : (740 items)

Overview

Upward Bound, established in 1967, provides academic activities, career counseling, cultural events, educational field trips, housing, and tutoring for low income and first generation high school students with the goal of helping them succeed in graduating from high school and preparing them for success in college or post-secondary vocational training. Collection contains materials from both the Summer Academy and Academic Year programs, administrative records, college tour handbooks, teaching materials, and certificates, plaques, and memorabilia.

Historical Note

In January 1966, the University received an invitation from the Office of Economic Opportunity to participate in Project Upward Bound for the summer of 1966. An Academic Policy Committee was formed to serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the General University Extension, which was to be the administrative agency responsible for the management of the program. Project Upward Bound is funded by the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare and operates in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Reno. The program provides academic activities, career counseling, cultural events, educational field trips, housing, and tutoring for low income and first generation high school students, with the goal of helping them succeed in graduating from high school and preparing them for success in college or post-secondary vocational training. The first UNR Upward Bound summer residential program was held from June 4-August 4, 1967, and has been continuously funded at the University since that time.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Administrative Records; 2) Summer Academy Program; 3) Academic Year Program; 4) College Tours; 5) Teaching Materials; and 6) Certificates, Plaques, and Memorabilia; 7) Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfers from Upward Bound in 2014-2019. Some marketing postcards were distributed at the TRIO Day reception in the Knowledge Center on February 20, 2014.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives photograph collection as collection number UNRA-P3574.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Upward Bound Program
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
January 2015
Description rules
dacs

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
775-682-5724 (Fax)