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University of Nevada, Reno, Presidential Search Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0010
The records in this collection include the petitions supporting Crowley's candidacy and news clippings. Also included are taped interviews with eight members of the search committee: Arthur Baker, Charles Dreiling, Mary Ellen Glass, Maynard Hanks, Donald W. Heath, James L. Hendrix, Gerald W. Petersen, James T. Richardson. The interviews were conducted by the Oral History Program, and entitled Presidential Search Committee Memoirs, 1978-1979.

Dates

  • 1978-1979

Creator

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 records in this collection include the petitions supporting Crowley's candidacy and news clippings. Also included are taped interviews with eight members of the search committee, conducted by the Oral History Program, and entitled Presidential Search Committee Memoirs, 1978-1979.

Historical Note

The Presidential Search Committee was formed in 1978, with Mary Ellen Glass as chair of the committee. Joseph N. Crowley served as interim president, and then submitted his name as candidate for the permanent position. When Crowley was not listed among the finalists, petitions were circulated by students and staff to place his name on the final list to be submitted to the Board of Regents. The effort was successful, and he was appointed president of the University of Nevada on March 23, 1979.

Arrangement

Arranged by form of material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives in 1979 by Mary Ellen Glass.
Title
A Guide to the Presidential Search Committee Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
February 2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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