University of Nevada System, Office of the Chancellor Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0027
The Office of the Chancellor Records consist of records that 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.

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.

Dates

  • 1912-1981

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 provision of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

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. The collection includes records and 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.

Arrangement

Arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Office of the Chancellor in 1990.

Related 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 AC0027_20, Wesley Elgin Travis donor files, to Archives Photograph Collection UNRA-P3373.
Title
Guide to the Office of the Chancellor Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
January 20, 2010
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)