Overview

Title: University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee Records
Creator(s): University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee.
Collection Number: AC 0650
Dates (inclusive): 1990-2017
Physical Extent: 4.25 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Preferred Citation: University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee Records, AC 0650. 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 0650-ead.xml

Historical Note

The Staff Employees' Council formed the University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee in 1986 and has awarded scholarships since the early 1990s. Each year, the Committee awards two scholarships to one undergraduate and one graduate student. The committee raises money for the scholarships by selling raffle tickets and commemorative lapel pins; a new pin is design every year. Committee members are trained to serve as crew for the pilot of the University's hot air balloon during the annual Great Reno Balloon Race held in September each year at Rancho San Rafael Park, just west of campus. Both classified employees and faculty can serve as members of this committee.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of administrative materials (agendas, minutes, reports), posters, banners and memorabilia, as well as marketing materials for the Great Reno Balloon Race.

Restrictions

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

Transferred by members of the committee in 2015 and 2017. Additionally, Virginia Kersey donated six lapel pins in 2017.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Photographs Archives as collection number UNRA-P3644.

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Arrangement

  • Arranged in four series: 1) Administrative Records; 2) Art and Posters; 3) Memorabilia and Banners; 4) Great Reno Balloon Race

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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:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by Betty Glass, September 2016. Finding aid prepared by Betty Glass, September 2016. Guide updated by Jessica Maddox, November 2017. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 16, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Series 1: Administrative Records, 2015-2016 (7 folders)

Series 1 consists of administrative records from the Committee, most of which document the group's planning activities for each year's scholarship. Two of the main activities of the group revolve for fundraising include selling annual balloon race pins and a raffle, for which the top prize is a ride in a hot air balloon. Materials in this series include the Committee's mission statement and bylaws, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, treasurer's reports, event planning lists, and information about scholarship recipients.

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Folder
Contents
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1
Committee Mission Statement and Bylaws, 2011-2016; undated
1
2
Correspondence, 2015-2017
1
3
Agendas, Minutes, Membership Rosters, 2015-2017
1
4
Treasurer's Reports, 2016
1
5
Fund Raising Material, 2007-2016
1
6
Event Planning, 2015-2016
1
7
Scholarship Recipients, 2016-2017

Series 2: Art and Posters, 2006-2017 (2 folders)

The majority of Series 2 contains posters created by the committee in order to promote the fundraising efforts for the scholarship. Also included is a montage of reproductions of five past annual balloon race pins.

Folder
Item
Contents
1
1
Montage of reproductions of five pins, 2006
Box
Folder
Contents
1
8
Scholarship Committee posters and exhibit material, 2001; 2015; undated
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Contents
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2-8
Scholarship Committee posters and exhibit material, 2011-2017; undated

Series 3: Memorabilia and Banners, 1990-2017, undated (6 folders)

Series 3 consists of annual pins created by the Committee as special collectors items, banners displayed from the University's hot air balloon, general newspaper clippings about the races and the scholarship, a 20th anniversary t-shirt, and other commemorative lapel pins.

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Folder
Contents
1
9
Commemorative T-shirt for committee's 20th anniversary, 2006
1
10
Newspaper clippings, 1990-2017
Box
Contents
2
Annual Balloon Race Scholarship pins, 1992; 1995-2017
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Contents
3
University of Nevada, Reno Banner (79" x 19' wide; silver and blue), undated
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Contents
4
Wolf Logo "N" banner (202" x 15' 2" long; silver, blue and white), undated
Box
Contents
5
Nevada Alumni Association Wolf Pack Banner (blue, white and green; 17' 6" x 214' tall), undated
Box
Contents
2
UNR commemorative lapel pins (11), 1991; 1996; undated
2
10th Anniversary Hot August Nights lapel pin, 1996

Series 4: Great Reno Balloon Race and Non-Nevada Balloon Races, 1990-2017, undated (3 folders)

Series 4 consists of marketing material for the Great Reno Balloon Race and Balloon Federation of America brochures.

Box
Folder
Contents
1
11
Marketing Material and Booklet, 1990-2017
Folder
Item
Contents
1
9-16
Great Reno Balloon Race posters (8), 1994-2016
Box
Folder
Contents
1
12
Balloon Federation of America, 2016
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Great Reno Balloon Races participant balloon and non-Nevada balloon race lapel pins (28), 1989-1996