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Ronald W. Roskens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0014

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.

Dates

  • 1959-2015

Creator

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.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

40.5 Cubic Feet (24 boxes; 12 volumes)

Arrangement

Two series: Series: Records; Series: Books.



Records are in their original order; no arrangement has been imposed.

Custodial History

Ronald W. Roskens donated his papers to the Criss Library in November, 1998.



New material added 2016-01-06: These materials were gathered by Professor Roskens primarily during his years as the Director of the US Agency for International Development.



New material added 2016-02-09: These materials were gathered by Professor Roskens primarily during his years as the Director of the US Agency for International Development.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ronald W. Roskens

Accruals

Four to six more boxes are anticipated to be delivered to Criss Library Archives & Special Collections over the course of 2016.

Related Materials

Ronald W. Roskens Speeches

Processing Information

Inventoried by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.



New material added 2016-01-06: Not yet inventoried.

Title
Ronald W. Roskens Papers
Status
unprocessed
Author
Angela Kroeger
Date
2014-09-01
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Language of description
English
Edition statement
3rd edition

Revision Statements

  • 2016-01-14: Added accession 2016-007 (2 cubic feet; 2 boxes; material circa 1988-2015)
  • 2016-02-24: Added accession 2016-026 (2 cubic feet; 2 boxes; material circa 1988-2015).

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046