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Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities (JISC), Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0504

Scope and Contents

The records consist mostly of slides from W. Cecil Steward's travels around China and Europe, and projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The collection also includes photographs and negatives of Steward's travels and architectural projects; JISC reports, proposals, mission, programs, and plans; papers, lectures, and speeches by Steward; project files; publications; history of JISC and Joslyn Castle; grant files; audiovisual materials mostly related to projects and travel; and digital media mostly consisting of project files and JISC records.


  • 1950s-2020
  • Majority of material found within 1970-2000


Conditions Governing Access

The records are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities (JISC) was founded in 1996 by W. Cecil Steward (d. 2021). Steward was dean emeritus and emeritus professor of architecture and planning at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture, and served as the President and CEO of JISC. JISC focuses on the built environment to promote sustainable development. Today, JISC works independently from the University in its advocacy and modeling of sustainable design and development.


18.75 Linear Feet (18 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
(cc) 2022
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Repository Details

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