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R.G. Gustavson, Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-13-01

Scope and Contents

This series of records includes alphabetical correspondence associated with the University of Nebraska.


  • Creation: 1946-1953

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of Nebraska. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Reuben Gilbert Gustavson served as chancellor of the University of Nebraska from 1946 to 1953. He received his M.A. from the University of Denver in 1917 and taught there as well, until 1937. During that time, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1925. He spent 1937 to 1942 at Denver as dean of the graduate school. From there, he served as vice president and dean of faculties at the University of Chicago. In 1959, he took a position at the Univeristy of Arizona, Tuscon.

During World War II, Gustavson worked on the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb. Beginning in 1953 until 1959, he served as the first president and executive director of Resources for the Future, Inc., an organization focused on natural resources and conservation. Gustavson was born on April 6, 1892 to parents Hildegard and James. He died on February 23, 1974.

For more information, please visit the Office of the Chancellor, Reuben Gustavson.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
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Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States