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University of Northern Colorado, President Richard R. Bond records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG002-S007

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from Dr. Richard Bond's presidency, including correspondence, clippings, reports, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The collection includes biographical information, the 1974-1978 Master Plan, 1973 State of the University Address, correspondence and clippings about a 1979 plagiarism scandal, and the 1971 UNC Fact Book. Artifacts in this collection include a door plaque, prop sword, and a box with two gavels that belonged to Dr. Bond. This collection also contains legislative materials from Dr. Bond's time as a State Representative.


  • 1960 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1981


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.


Coming to UNC from his post as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Illinois State University, Richard “Dick” Bond set out to follow the "road less traveled." Bond wanted to make education as accessible as possible. He believed in expanding the university's role beyond the confines of the campus and also worked for a more innovative, student-oriented, and accessible institution. Nevertheless, he also underscored the importance of UNC remaining a leading teacher education institution.

Bond was president from 1971-1981.


10.15 Linear Feet (9 Boxes and 2 items)

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This collection contains materials from Dr. Richard Bond's presidency (1971-1981), including correspondence, clippings, reports, speeches, scrapbooks, and artifacts. This collection also contains legislative materials from Dr. Bond's time as a state representative.

Acquisition Information

Plaque, sword, photos, gavels, and a box of records related to Bond's presidency were acquired from Dr. Bond in 2015.

Related Materials

Photos of Dr. Bond from his presidency are located in University of Northern Colorado photographic prints and negatives, RG021-S001.

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Updated by Lynde McCaleb
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Updated to conform to DACS in 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639