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Allen R. Benton, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-02-00

Scope and Contents

The records include published copies of the inauguration address Benton presented on September 6, 1871, as classes commenced at the University of Nebraska. The correspondence includes handwritten letters written to Benton's father.


  • 1871-1876


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

Allen Benton served as the first chancellor of the University of Nebraska beginning in January 1871. He oversaw the development of University Hall, the first building for the university, and purchased land for the Agricultural College. He resigned in 1876. Benton was born in New York in 1822 and died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 1, 1914.

For more information, please visit the Office of the Chancellor, Allen R. Benton.


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

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States