Allen R. Benton, Chancellor
Title: Allen R. Benton,
Creator: Benton, Allen Richardson
Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear
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
Benton was born in New York in 1822 and died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 1,
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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
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Box 1. Folder 1. Address, 1871, Sept. 6
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, to father 1871-1876