UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 15-16, 1886
Volume OB - Pages 30-32
State of Nevada
Reno, Feby. 15, 1886
Pursuant to call of L. W. Getchell, Chairman Pro Tem, the Board
of Regents met at Reno, Feby. 15th. Present: Regents Getchell
and Shaw. Absent: Regent Rand.
M. J. Curtis, Supervising Architect, submitted the following
Reno, Feby. 15th, 1886
To the Honorable Board of Regents of the State of Nevada
The contractors, in building the State University, have
taken a longer time than specified; but the work is done,
and well done. The contract is finished in every particu-
lar. The material furnished and labor performed have been
the best, and gives great credit to the contractors, Burke
Although a delay in time, the Hon. Board of Regents have
I, as your Superintendent, feel proud to be delivering the
the keys to your Hon. Board.
Thanking you for your kindness to me and the confidence you
have placed in me. The building is a credit to the Hon.
Board of Regents, and should be the pride of Reno.
(signed) M. J. Curtis
The Board took a recess of one hour to examine the building.
Upon reassembling, upon motion of Regent Getchell, the building
Upon motion of Regent Shaw, Professor J. F. Mc Cammon of Palisade
was elected Principal of the Preparatory Department at a salary
of $200.00 per month, his services to begin March 1st, 1886.
Mr. S. G. Kendall was appointed Janitor at a salary of $50.00 per
month, his services to begin March 1st, 1886.
Regent Shaw was appointed a committee of one with authority to
purchase such supplies as may be necessary to equip the building.
On motion of Regent Shaw, the following preamble and order in
relation to the public lands of this State was adopted:
WHEREAS it appears from the statement submitted to the Board
of Regents by Hon. C. S. Preble, State Land Register, that
only 4717.84 acres of land were applied for at the rate of
$2.50 per acre from Sept. 8th, 1885 to January 7th, 1886,
WHEREAS it has been presented to the Board by the said State
Land Register that he can sell on behalf of the State a
large quantity of land provided a reduction be made in the
rates fixed by the Board in their order of Sept. 8, 1885,
WHEREAS the Board has reason to believe and does believe
that further legislation is necessary to secure adequate
evidence of the character of the public lands in Nevada in
respect to their value for grazing and Agricultural purpose
and to properly grade the same;
THEREFORE it is
Ordered that on and after Feby. 15th, 1886, the price
of all Agricultural and grazing lands that have been or
which may hereafter be granted by the United States to
the State of Nevada, and which have not been settled upon
or applied for prior to said date, shall be $1.25 per acre.
RESOLVED, that it is the sense of the Board of Regents that
it would materially conducive to the benefit of the State
School and University Funds of the State and to the more
profitable administration of the various Public Land Grants
were suitable appropriations made by the Legislature to
carry out the provisions of Section 14 of the State Land Law
for selecting land, and that the Board do recommend in its
next biennial report to the Legislature that said appropri-
ation be made.
By order of the Board of Regents of Nevada.
The Board thereupon adjourned, subject to the call of the Chair-
man, Pro Tem.
L. W. Getchell
Chairman, Pro Tem
Henry G. Shaw
Secretary Pro Tem