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Ronald W. Roskens Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0014

Scope and Contents

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 closed to researchers until the deathes of Ronald and Lois Roskens.

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 deathes of Ronald W. Roskens and Lois Roskens by deed of gift. Consult Archives and 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 (28 boxes; 12 volumes; 6 framed items)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Collection has not yet been arranged and described and remains in the original order as received from the donor in multiple accessions.

Custodial History

Ronald W. Roskens donated his papers to the library in November 1998. New material added in 2016were 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

Related Materials

Ronald W. Roskens Speeches

Separated Materials

Books donated by Ronald Roskens have been separated from the manuscript collection and may be found by searching the library catalog.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. New material added 2016-01-06 is not inventoried.

Title
Ronald W. Roskens Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Angela Kroeger
Date
2014-09-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
3rd edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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