Books donated by Ronald Roskens
The Ronald W. Roskens Papers include materials related to Ronald W. Roskens' work as Vice President for Administration and Executive Vice President and Professor of Educational Administration at Kent State University (1959-1972), Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1972-1977), President of the University of Nebraska System (Central Administration in Lincoln, Nebraska) (1977-1989), Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (1990-1992), and President of Action International (1992-1995). The collection is sealed to the public until Roskens' death.
New material added 2016-01-06: These materials include correspondence related to Professor Roskens' years as Director of USAID. There are also materials related to his removal in 1989 as President of the University of Nebraska. There are also a few of Roskens Speeches, as well as a variety of materials used to write these speeches. A self-published autobiography of Professor Roskens, My Life: The First Eight Decades (2015), is also included. This material is likewise closed to researchers until the death of Ronald W. Roskens and his wife Lois.
New material added 2016-02-09: These materials include correspondence related to Professor Roskens’ years as Director of USAID. There are also materials related to his removal in 1989 as President of the University of Nebraska. The two boxes in this donation are the second and third boxes of a donation which will include four to six more boxes over the next few months. This material is likewise closed to researchers until the death of Ronald W. Roskens and his wife Lois.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is closed until after the death of Ronald W. Roskens and his wife Lois, by deed of gift. Consult Archives & Special Collections staff for assistance. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.
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