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Jon E. Cobain Papers (MS-01105)

Abstract

The Jon E. Cobain Papers (1963-2009) contains material representing Cobain's experience as the first official graduate of Nevada Southern University (later University of Nevada, Las Vegas) in 1964. Materials include photographs of Cobain and his family, a scrapbook from his 1964 graduation day, newsletters, a copy of Beau's Bits Handbook, personal correspondence, and his diploma. This collection is comprised exclusively of digital surrogates.

Finding Aid PDF
Date
1963 to 2009
Extent
151 digital_files (0.254 GB) JPG, PDF/A
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents Note

The Jon E. Cobain Papers (1963-2009) contains material representing Cobain's experience as the first official graduate of Nevada Southern University (later University of Nevada, Las Vegas) in 1964. Materials include photographs of Cobain and his family, a scrapbook from his 1964 graduation day, newsletters, a copy of Beau's Bits Handbook, personal correspondence, and his diploma. This collection is comprised exclusively of digital surrogates.

Biographical / Historical Note

Jon Eric Cobain is the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)'s first graduate. As senior class president, he walked across the stage first, thus, becoming the first to receive a degree from UNLV (Nevada Southern University at the time). Cobain grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada where his father, an ironworker, built their home from the ground up. After receiving a business degree from UNLV, Cobain attended Northwestern for graduate studies where he worked in a number of international locations. Particularly, his work in Venezuela proved invaluable for future business connections, skill building, and learning other cultures and the importance of building international relationships. A native Las Vegan, Cobain is dedicated to the success of the city. In 2022, Cobain started a dollar-for-dollar matching program for the Jon Cobain Lee Business School up to $2.3 million dollars.

Source:

Jon Cobain oral history interview, 2022 March 04. OH-03863. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1w76v

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Related Collections

The following resource may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Jon Cobain oral history interview, 2022 March 04. OH-03863. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1w76v

Preferred Citation

Jon E. Cobain Papers, 1963-2009. MS-01105. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1vb6k

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS01105
Acquisition Note

In 2022, Jon E. Cobain donated digital surrogates, but retained the original items; accession number 2022-069.

Processing Note

In 2022, Aaron Mayes digitized the material as a scan-and-return and created preservation masters and access copies of the digital files. Aaron Mayes wrote the collection inventory description, Sarah Jones entered it into ArchivesSpace and wrote the front matter.

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection is comprised exclusively of digital surrogates. The donor retained the original items.

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