- Existence: 1918 - 1996
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Grant Sawyer was a Nevadan, democrat, and governor of Nevada. Newspaper clippings about Nevada Congressman Walter Baring (democrat) include articles about Baring, his personal appearances, and his politics (1964-1966).
Overview Thomas Arthur "Tom" Cooke was a prominent and well-respected lawyor in Reno. He married Martha Patricia "Patty" Herz, while in college at the University of Nevada in the early 1940s. The Cooke family was involved in a variety of environmental, recreational, and historic preservation projects and initiatives that sought to improve northern Nevada. Materials cover some aspects of the lives and careers of members of the Cooke and Herz families. Topics include Democratic politics in Nevada, Washoe...
Abstract Program for a special live broadcast featuring four former and one current Nevada governors discussing their experiences.
Identifier: AC 0295
Abstract The first honorary degree was awarded in 1888, to Hannah K. Clapp. In the minutes of the Board of Regents, Aug. 15, 1888, is recorded that "Upon Resolution it was ordered that the degree of M.A. be conferred upon Professor Hannah K. Clapp by the Board of Regents." This collection contains files on honorary degree and distinguished Nevada recipients, 1937-1969. The information includes brief biographical sketches of the recipients, correspondence, and photographs.
Identifier: AC 0009
Overview In 1964, General University Extension developed a technical program offering two year associate degrees in several occupational fields. In 1965, Stead Air Force Base, located north of Reno, was closed. The University, wishing to acquire parts of the facility for University and community use, successfully proposed using the Stead facilities for establishing the Nevada Technical Institute (NTI). By 1971, though, other Nevada colleges had absorbed these programs, and the scope of General...
Identifier: AC 0027
Abstract The office of the Chancellor was created in 1968, with the position serving as main administrative coordinator for the Board of Regents. With the growth of two campuses and the Desert Research Institute, it divided the authority and responsibility between the chancellor and the presidents. Neil D. Humphrey filled this newly created position, becoming the first Chancellor of the University of Nevada System. In 1992, the system's name was changed to the University and Community College System of...
Overview Vail Montgomery Pittman was a Nevada newspaperman, State Senator (1925-1929), Lieutenant Governor (1943-1945), Governor (1945-1950), and Democratic National Committeeman from Nevada (1955-1961). Married to Ida Brewington, 1919; brother of Nevada U.S. Senator Key Pittman. Papers, primarily correspondence, are to Pittman from personal, business, and political associates. Major correspondents include Alan Bible, Berkeley Bunker, Pat McCarran, Lester Moody, Drew Pearson, Key Pittman, Mimosa (Mrs....
Abstract Bette Sawyer (1923-2002) was a United States first lady. Biographical sketch from 1993 describes Sawyer's education; facts about the Sawyers' early married life and birth of their daughter, Gail Louise; list of Mrs. Sawyer's club activities; and information about one of her projects as first lady of Nevada.
Abstract Grant Sawyer served as the governor of Nevada from 1959-1967 and during his term created the state Equal Rights Commission, pushed for economic development and diversity in the state, and created the Gaming Control Act of 1959 and Nevada Gaming Commission. Included are newspaper clippings from Nevada newspapers documenting Sawyer's years as governor; certificates; photographs; paintings; plaques; and artifacts such as campaign hats, ribbon cutting scissors, flags, and small statues. Material...