Ford, Jean, 1929-1998
- Existence: 1929 - 1998
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Imogene Evelyn Young (Jean) Ford (1929-1998) served in the Nevada State Assembly (1972-19760 and in the Nevada State Senate from Clark County, District 3 (1977-1982). The collection includes clippings, correspondence, and political handouts for Mary L. Gojack's 1982 campaign for U.S. Congresswoman from Nevada, and 1988 Nevada campaigns for local and federal offices; and printed materials on the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, women's rights and legal status, age and sex...
Overview The collection consists primarily of materials created and/or used by Ford during her years as Nevada state legislator and during the operation of her businesses. Additional materials include personal papers, and course materials from her role as instructor in the Women’s Studies Program at UNR. A series which was added in 1996 contains materials about the many organizations and committees she has been involved with in her professional career.
Scope and Contents Items given to donor by Jean Ford, plus additional newsletters, etc. up to 2008. Preliminary inventory available in department.
Abstract Series of taped radio presentations about the 1976 Nevada general election. Guests included Don W. Driggs, Jean Ford, Elmer M. Gunderson, Sue Wagner, Allen R. Wilcox, Donald R. Mello, and Roy L. Torrinen. The series was funded by a grant from the Nevada Humanities Committee. Created by the University of Nevada, Reno's Radio and Television Center in 1976.
Identifier: AC 0657
Abstract The records consist of descriptions of the Archives project, correspondence, financial records; minutes of its Advisory Board, information about Jean Ford's activities in coordinating the project, survey responses concerning potential historical documents, and resources available in university libraries and other Nevada organizations supporting the history of women in Nevada. Of interest are two issues of the FEMNET Newsletter published by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Abstract Included is a letter from Ruth Glick to Jean Ford about the first organizational meeting of the Reno Women's Network, a survey form intended to provide direction to the organization, and a newsletter from June 1981.
Dates: June 1981
Abstract Jean Ford was a former Nevada State Senator, educator, and consultant. Contains materials on Nevada women in elected office, appointed positions, and politics, and includes directories, clippings, and workshop materials. Material between 1970-1992.
Identifier: AC 0342
Overview Women's Studies was an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Science. Established in 1978, the program provided students with a fuller understanding of the nature and role of women, along with their contributions to civilization, through academic study. The collection contains correspondence, information on Women's History Month and other campus programs, proposals, course descriptions, finances, and Women's Studies Advisory Board material. Of interest is a research report about...
Identifier: AC 0383
Overview On January 16, 1997, under the auspices of the Nevada Women's History Project, twenty five women who attended the University during World War II and immediately after, 1939-1950, met and recalled the impact of the war on school and on their lives. The collection contais a video recording of the women speaking about her personal experiences, including dating, classes, rationing, housing, and war-related activities.