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John O. Moseley Papers

Identifier: AC 0369
This collection consists 1.25 cubic feet, comprised of folders and bound volumes, is arranged in two series. Series 1 consists of 14 folders of correspondence from 1945-1949, and are arranged chronologically. The folders of correspondence provide information on housing returning world war two veterans, fund raising, donors. The original letters were sent to the Board of Regents. 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. 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.


  • 1945-1949



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.


1.25 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


This collection consists of eight bound volumes, and 14 folders of correspondence. The bound volumes contain general correspondence with the faculty of the university, personal correspondence, correspondence with the national Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity concerning greek life, and scripts from movies produced during that period on the university campus. The folders of correspondence are with the Board of Regents, and provide information on local housing, fund raising, donors, and scholarships.

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.


The John O. Moseley Papers are arranged in two series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from John Moseley Newman, 1996.


A Guide to the Papers of John O. Moseley
Betty Glass
September 2013
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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
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