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Robert E. Blesse Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0562
The Robert E. Blesse Collection consists of broadsides commemorating his career at the university, along with Nevada Wolf Pack NCAA Sweet 16 memorabilia from the 2004 play-offs.

Dates

  • 2003-2014

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.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Robert E. Blesse Collection consists of broadsides commemorating his career at the university, along with Nevada Wolf Pack NCAA Sweet 16 memorabilia from the 2004 play-offs.

Biographical Note

Robert E. Blesse was born in Oakland, California, and obtained an M.A. in English from California State University, Chico, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from UCLA. He was director of the Special Collections Department in the University Libraries for 25 years and also director of the Black Rock Press, an internationally recognized book arts program that teaches the history, art and craft of finely printed books and publishes hand printed, limited edition books, broadsides and editions of contemporary literature. In 1999, he received a Nevada Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts. He continued as director of the Black Rock Press after his position and the Black Rock Press were transferred into the Art Department, designing and producing limited edition books and teaching book arts courses, until his retirement in the spring of 2014.

Arrangement

The Robert E. Blesse Collection is arranged in two series: 1) Broadsides; 2) Wolf Pack-NCAA Memorabilia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bob Blesse donated the Nevada Wolf Pack NCAA memorabilia to University Archives. The two broadsides were obtained during his retirement party, hosted by the Black Rock Press on May 2, 2014.

Source

Title
A Guide to the Robert E. Blesse Collection
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 2014
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)