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University of Nevada System, Office of the Chancellor Records

Identifier: AC 0027
The Office of the Chancellor Records consist of 1.0 cubic feet in one box and date from 1912-1981; bulk dates, 1954-1978. Some records in this collection pre-date the establishment of the office, but are from the Board of Regents office and information utilized by the chancellor.The records include information on the sale of the university farm on South Virginia Street and the [Dean E.] McHenry report in the 1950s, correspondence with Nevada's governors (1966-1978); donor files, including the Mackay silver and the Ghiberti Gates; student and faculty controversies; information on Desert Research Institute programs and proposals, including the establishment of the Basque Studies Program; and transactions with community groups involving the university, including the Nevada Art Gallery, the Nevada Horticultural Society, and the Sundowners Club.


  • 1912-1981



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provision of state or federal law.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Some records pre-date the establishment of the office, but are from the Board of Regents office and contain information utilized by the chancellor. Records include information on significant events, administrators, programs and proposals, donors and community groups.

Administrative History

The office of the Chancellor was created in 1968, with the position serving as main administrative coordinator for the Board of Regents. With the growth of two campuses and the Desert Research Institute, it divided the authority and responsibility between the chancellor and the presidents. Neil D. Humphrey filled this newly created position, becoming the first Chancellor of the University of Nevada System. In 1992, the system's name was changed to the University and Community College System of Nevada.


Arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers transferred by the Chancellors office in 1990.

Related Archival Materials

NUA 03/02/02: Office of the Chancellor Records NUA 20 - NUA 20/02: Office of the Chancellor Records NUA 20/05 - NUA 30/02: Office of the Chancellor Records NUA 30/03: Office of the Chancellor Records

Separated Materials

One photograph transferred from folder 20, Wesley Elgin Travis donor files, to Archives Photograph Collection UNRA-P3373.
A Guide to the Records of the Office of the Chancellor
Betty Glass
January 20, 2010
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5724 (Fax)