Overview

Title: University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee Records
Creator(s): University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee.
Collection Number: AC 0650
Dates (inclusive): 1990-2016
Physical Extent: 6.2 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Preferred Citation: University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee, 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' Committee formed the University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee in 1986 and has awarded scholarships since the early 1990s. Two scholarships are awarded each year to one undergraduate student and one graduate student. The committee raises money for the scholarships by selling raffle tickets and commemorative pins. A new pin design is created 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 the campus. Both classified employees and faculty can serve as members of this committee.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of administrative materials (agendas, minutes, reports), posters, banners and memorabilia, as well as marking 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

Transfers from committee in 2015 and 2016.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives Photographs Archives: 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, 9/2016. Finding aid prepared by Betty Glass, 9/2016. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 2, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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

Series 1 consists of a mission statement, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, treasurer's reports, event planning lists, and information about scholarship recipients.

Box
Folder
Contents
1/S1
1
Committee Mission Statement and Bylaws, 2015-2016, undated
1/S1
2
Correspondence, 2015-2016
1/S1
3
Agendas, Minutes, Membership Rosters, 2015-2016
1/S1
4
Treasurer's Reports, 2016
1/S1
5
Fund Raising Material, 2016
1/S1
6
Event Planning, 2016
1/S1
7
Scholarship Recipients, 2016

Series 2: Art and Posters, 2006-2015 (2 folders)

Series 2 consists of a montage of five annual balloon pins and several committee posters.

Box
Folder
Contents
1/S2
1
Montage of 5 Pins (matted), 2006
1/S2
2
Committee Posters and Exhibit Material, 2015-2016 and undated

Series 3: Memorabilia and Banners, 1990-2016, undated (6 folders)

Series 3 consists of annual pins, banners displayed from the University's balloon, newspaper clippings, and a 20th anniversary tee shirt.

Box
Folder
Contents
1/S3
1
Tee Shirt (20th anniversary of the committee), 2006
1/S3
2
Newspaper Clippings, 1990-2016
Box
Folder
Contents
2/S3
3
Annual Pins Inventory, 1992-2016
Box
Folder
Contents
3/S3
4
University of Nevada, Reno Banner (79" x 19' wide; silver and blue), undated
Box
Folder
Contents
4/S3
5
Wolf Logo "N" banner (202" x 15' 2" long; silver, blue and white), undated
Box
Folder
Contents
5/S3
6
Nevada Alumni Association Wolf Pack Banner (blue, white and green; 17' 6" x 214' tall), undated

Series 4: Great Reno Balloon Race, 1994-2016 (3 folders)

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

Box
Folder
Contents
1/S4
1
Marketing Material, 2009-2015
1/S4
2
8 Posters, 1994-2016
1/S4
3
Balloon Federation of America, 2016