University of Nevada, Reno Dial Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0385

Scope and Contents

The Dial Club Records consists of four books which lists date, title of program, speaker, and those in attendance. Also included are copies of the yearly programs produced by the Black Rock Press, 1965/66-1969/70, a small amount of general correspondence, and a questionnaire distributed in October 1995, on continuing the club.

Dates

  • 1962-1997

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 Dial Club was founded in 1962 by Walter Voskuil. It was a loosely organized group of university affiliated faculty who met once a month during the academic year. The program was a talk from a colleague on a topic not necessarily related to the speaker's area of instruction or research. The club flourished during the 1960s and 1970s, and for several years the programs were hand printed by Kenneth J. Carpenter, founder of the Black Rock Press. Attendance declined in the 1990s, and the last meeting was held on May 21, 1997.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Dial Club, founded in 1962 by Walter Voskuil, was a loosely organized group of university-affiliated faculty who met once a month during the academic year. Members gave a talk on a topic not necessarily related to the speaker's area of instruction or research during the monthly program. The collection consists of four books which list the date, title of program, speaker, and those in attendance. Also included are copies of the yearly programs produced by the Black Rock Press, 1965/66-1969/70, a small amount of general correspondence, and a questionnaire distributed in October 1995 on continuing the club.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Jim McCormick in 1997.

Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno Dial Club records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
August 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • November 2018: Folder listing added

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)