University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Student Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0382

Scope and Contents

The University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Student Association Records include the minutes of the first meeting in 1966 and the initial development of the Graduate Student Association through 1969. The majority of records document the 1980s and 1990s, and include the president's notebooks, which contain information on the constitution, meetings, and committees; meeting minutes; surveys; and participation in the National Group of Graduate and Professional Students, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate student life in the United States. Also included is information on an etching by western artist Roy Purcell, commissioned by the association for the University's centennial in Reno, 1985.

Dates

  • 1966-2016

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.

Administrative History

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) was established in September 1966, with the stated purpose to promote the welfare and interests of the graduate students of the University of Nevada. Among the activities and services offered are socials and assistance with travel, awards and scholarships. The association is also concerned with non-academic issues such as tuition, funding for graduate assistants, child care, health care, and parking. The association is composed of a Council of Representatives, selected by each academic college and school, and a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) was established in September 1966, with the stated purpose to promote the welfare and interests of the graduate students of the University of Nevada. The collection includes the minutes of the first meeting in 1966 and the initial development of the Graduate Student Association through 1969. The majority of records document the 1980s and 1990s, and include the president's notebooks, meeting minutes, surveys, and participation in the National Group of Graduate and Professional Students.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within subjects.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by JoAnn Coleman in 1996. Awards Program material obtained by University Archivist between 2013-2016.

Related Materials

See also: LD3761.8 .G73 Graduate School Highlights
Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Student Association Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 15, 2008
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)