In the mirror: reflections on the origins of the basque studies program

In 1967 the University of Nevada System launched its Basque Studies Program. While commemorating its 25th anniversary the present article discusses the challenges posed by the new initiative. Written from the perspective of BSP Coordinator, William A. Douglass, particular attention is given to the synergism among the three founding figures, Douglass, Jon Bilbao and Laxalt, and their respective personal and professional agendas