Allen R. Benton, Chancellor Records
Title: Allen R. Benton, Chancellor Records
Creator: Benton, Allen Richardson
Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Collection Number: RG 05-02-00
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Preferred Citation: Allen R. Benton, Chancellor Records (RG 05-02-00). Archives & Special Collections, University
of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
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.
Scope and Content:
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.
Benton, Allen Richardson
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Office of the Chancellor
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus) -- Administration
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Nebraska
College administrators -- Nebraska
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus) -- Administration -- History -- Sources
Box 1. Folder 1. Address, 1871, Sept. 6
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, to father 1871-1876