Ronald W. Roskens Papers
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 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.
- Roskens, Ronald William, 1932- (Creator, Person)
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.
40.5 Cubic Feet (24 boxes; 12 volumes)
Language of Materials
Two series: Series: Records; Series: Books.
Records are in their original order; no arrangement has been imposed.
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
Inventoried by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.
New material added 2016-01-06: Not yet inventoried.
- Agency for International Development. USAID
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- Kent State University.
- Roskens, Ronald William, 1932-
- University of Nebraska (Central administration)
- University of Nebraska at Omaha
- books Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ronald W. Roskens Papers
- Angela Kroeger
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- 3rd edition
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