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University of Nevada, Reno, College of Engineering Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0113
Records primarily cover the 1960s-1970s, and include department meeting minutes, information of the L77 nuclear reactor, buildings and facilities, engineering laboratories, graduate programs, scholarships, professional organizations and activities, news clippings and photographs. There are also records on engineering student activities, including the annual Engineers Day, 1940-1976, and the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau, the national honor society for engineers, established at Nevada in 1952.

Dates

  • 1949 to 2006

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

2 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Records primarily cover the 1960s-1970s, and include department meeting minutes, information of the L77 nuclear reactor, buildings and facilities, engineering laboratories, graduate programs, scholarships, professional organizations and activities, news clippings and photographs. There are also records on engineering student activities, including the annual Engineers Day, 1940-1976, and the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau, the national honor society for engineers, established at Nevada in 1952.

Administrative History

The Nevada state constitution in 1864 placed emphasis on the mechanic arts and mining, and instruction was directed toward these disciplines as mining engineering. In 1896-97, the university register listed for the first time a department of engineering with two subdivisions: the School of Mines and School of Engineering (Civil and Mechanical). The first dean of the College of Engineering was appointed in 1914, which continued to include mining until 1951, when it was separated from the college. In the late 1950's nuclear engineering was added, but with financial troubles in the early 1970s, it was absorbed into electrical engineering.

During this period, the College of Engineering offered instruction in various engineering specialties through the following departments: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear. It also offered technology programs designed to prepare technicians to assist engineers in the major areas of research, development, and manufacturing.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Charles Breese; 1982; development records transferred in 2016.
Title
A Guide to the College of Engineering Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 13, 2008
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)