University of Nevada, Reno. College of Education Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0689

Scope and Contents

The College of Education Records primarily includes reports and other publications created by the College of Education from the 1950s-1970s. The collection additionally contains some administrative documents, including minutes and "This and That" weekly missives sent by Dean William Sparkman, and materials on the Dean's Future Scholars Program.

Dates

  • 1951-2019

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.

Historical Note

Originally founded as the Normal School in 1888 and later called the School of Education after it separated from the College of Arts and Science in 1954, the College of Education includes programs areas in Counseling, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Equity and Diversity, Human Development and Family Studies, Integrated Elementary Teaching, Literacy, NevadaTeach, Secondary Education and Special Education. It is located in the William J. Raggio building and has previously been housed in the Edmund J. Cain Hall and the Thompson Building.

In 2020, the name of the college was changed to the College of Education and Human Development.

William E. Sparkman was a professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) from 1998-2018. He taught graduate courses in several areas of education law, including public schools, special education, higher education, and sports law. His research expertise focused on issues at the intersection of school finance and the law including the constitutional theories of school finance litigation. Most recently, he reframed his research interests to include more emphasis on emerging legal issues in higher education. Sparkman served as a consultant to local school boards and to various branches of state government. He holds the following degrees from the University of Florida including a B.A. (History), M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. He also holds lifetime professional certificates from Texas in the areas of secondary social studies, mid-management administration, supervision, and the school superintendent. Just prior to retirement, he served on the Board of Directors of WestEd and was a member of WestEd's Management Committee.

Sparkman began his teaching career at the American School of AsuncĂ­on, Paraguay, followed by several years at Williston High School in Levy County, Florida. He was on the faculty at Kansas State University and was a faculty member and academic administrator at Texas Tech University. He served as Dean of the UNR College of Education from 1998-2010.

Sparkman retired from UNR in June 2018.

Extent

4.583 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Originally founded as the Normal School in 1888 and later called the School of Education after it separated from the College of Arts and Science in 1954, the College of Education includes programs areas in Counseling, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Equity and Diversity, Human Development and Family Studies, Integrated Elementary Teaching, Literacy, NevadaTeach, Secondary Education and Special Education. The collection contains material created and related to the College of Education primarily composed of reports as well as administrative materials and materials on programs and centers including the Dean's Future Scholars Program.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Administrative; 2) Reports and Publications; 3) College of Education Programs and Centers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William E. Sparkman in June 2018 and February 2021. Other material collected through campus distribution.

Processing Information

Collection originally titled William E. Sparkman Papers. Renamed to University of Nevada, Reno. College of Education Records in May 2021 to better reflect provinance of materials and account for other records created by the College of Education.

Additionally, in May 2021, NUB 28 "College of Education" records series merged into AC 0689. Original collection numbers are as follows: NUB 28/01; NUB 28/01/02; NUB 28/01/22; NUB 28/01/23; NUB 28/02/03; NUB 28/02/04; NUB 28/02/05; NUB 28/02/06; NUB 28/02/07; NUB 28/02/08; NUB 28/02/09; NUB 28/02/10; NUB 28/03; NUB 28/04; NUB 28/04/01; NUB 28/07; NUB 28/08; NUB 28/10/01; NUB 28/10/05; NUB 28/10/09; NUB 28/10/10; NUB 28/90/08; NUB 28/90/09; NUB 28/90/10; NUB 28/90/12; NUB 28/91; NUB 28/92; NUB 28/93; NUB 28/94; NUB 28/95; NUB 28/96; NUB 28/97; NUB 28/98; NUB 28/99; NUB 28/101; NUB 28/102; NUB 28/105; NUB 28/106; NUB 28/107; NUB 28/108; NUB 28/110.

Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno. College of Education Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2018
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
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)