John O. Moseley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0369

Scope and Contents

The John O. Moseley Papers contains correspondence from 1945-1949, and provide information on housing returning world war two veterans, fund raising, donors. The original letters were sent to the Board of Regents. The bound volumes of correspondence include general correspondence with the faculty of the university, personal correspondence, correspondence with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, but the letters are not arranged chronologically. One volume contains the scripts of three movies ("Apartment for Peggy", "Mother is a Freshman," and "Mr. Belvedere Goes to College") filmed on the university campus in the 1940s.

Series 2 consists of eight bound volumes and a copy of "The Man with the Upturned Face" written by Dr. Moseley about Comstock-era miner John Mackay and the Mackay Statue on the University campus.

Dates

  • 1939-1949

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 provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Dr. John O. Moseley (1893-1955), of Texas, received his B. A. degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and later attended Oxford University. He received an honorary LL.D. degree from Austin College. Moseley was appointed president of the University of Nevada in 1945, and served in that capacity until he resigned in 1949. After his resignation, he became a national officer for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Extent

1.21 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. John O. Moseley (1893-1955) was appointed president of the University of Nevada in 1945, and served in that capacity until he resigned in 1949. After his resignation, he became a national officer for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The collection consists of general correspondence with the faculty of the university, personal correspondence, correspondence with the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity concerning Greek life, scripts from movies produced during that period on the university campus, and Board of Regents correspondence that provide information on local housing, fund raising, donors, and scholarships.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1: Correspondence; 2: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Moseley Newman in 1996.

Title
Guide to the John O. Moseley Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
September 2013
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)