Title: Milton D. Glick Collection
Creator(s): Glick, Milton D., 1937-2011
Collection Number: AC 0490
Dates (inclusive): 2006-2012
Physical Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Preferred Citation: Milton D. Glick Collection, AC 0490. University Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/AC 0490-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Dr. Milton D. Glick was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 30, 1937. He obtained his doctorate degree in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and married Peggy Porter in 1965. Dr. Glick joined the chemistry faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he eventually became Chair of the Department of Chemistry and published 99 research articles. He served as dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1983-88. He then served as provost and interim president at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, before serving for 15 years as executive vice president and provost at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Glick was appointed the 15th President of the University of Nevada, Reno, in May 2006 and took office in August 2006. During his 5-year tenure at UNR, Dr. Glick's accomplishments included record-setting enrollments, freshman retention rates, and graduations. He died in Reno on April 16, 2011.


Scope and Content

The Milton D. Glick Collection consists of the In Memoriam: Milton D. Glick scrapbook, photographs of his inauguration as the University's 15th President and of his memorial service, his iconic western hat, a shadowbox of the United States Air Force's 2009 Operation Enduring Freedom, and a color print of his posthumous portrait that was commissioned by the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation to hang in the Joe Crowley Student Union at the Milt Glick Ballroom.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Office of the President, received August 2011. The extra print of the "Milt Glick" portrait was received from Stremmel Gallery in Reno in February 2014.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to University Photo Archives as UNRA-P3472.



  • Unarranged.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:







Administrative Information

Collection processed by Betty Glass, August 2011. Finding aid prepared by Betty Glass, August 2011. Betty Glass, February 2014. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 25, 2016.


Detailed Description of the Records

"In Memoriam: Milton D. Glick" scrapbook, 2011

A Celebration of Life: Milton D. Glick, 15th President, University of Nevada, Reno (2), 1937-2011
Sketch of Milt Glick by Ron Oden
UNR Commencement Exercises program, with sketch of Milton D. Glick, May 2011
Nevada Silver & Blue: "He'd Rather Be Working" cover; Cover Story: Meet Milt, 2006
Milton D. Glick - Presidential Inauguration, September 2006
Two quotes of Dr. Milt Glick used in the Fall 2011 and May 2013 memorial exhibits in the Knowledge Center (mounted on foamcore), 2011 to 2013

United States Air Force Operation Enduring Freedom shadowbox, with a certificate to Milton Glick, an American flag, and a state of Nevada emblem, 2009

Dr. Glick's western hat

"Milt Glick" color print of artist Jon R. Friedman's original oil on canvas portrait., 2012 0.25 cubic feet