Administrative records of Warren J. Winstead, first president of Nova Southeastern University
Scope and Content
Financial records, minutes from Board of Trustees meetings (1969), departmental memos, and correspondence comprise the bulk of the Winstead papers (1964-1970). The beginnings of a university are documented in these papers through budgets, bank account statements, cancelled checks, and contracts for land. Coverage of the University’s fundraising campaigns and lists of donors are included in these files for 1968-1969.
The University was officially chartered December 4, 1964 as part of the South Florida Education Center in Broward County. Classes officially began on September 25, 1967. The graduate degree programs offered at inception included: science education, physical sciences, and oceanography.
Fiscal difficulties for the Nova Southeastern University are evident through meeting minutes and newspaper clippings covering the possible mergers sought with other local universities. In 1969, talks began of a partnership with the New York Institute of Technology. There are multiple files covering this negotiation. The Board of Trustees’ voted on June 23, 1970 to join with NYIT the event that saved Nova University from closing.
Access or Use Restrictions
Presidential collections are closed to the public. Permission must be obtained from the current University President. Certain files are restricted to protect identities of former staff and/or students.
Finding Aid Created
Finding Aid Creator
Nova Southeastern University Archives
Nova Southeastern University, Office of the President, "A Guide to the Records of University President Warren J. Winstead" (2008). Finding Aids. 1.