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Nevada Federation of Republican Women Records

Identifier: NC1070
These records cover the period of 1964-1976, with the majority of them pertaining to the 1976 presidential campaign. The collection is small but interesting in the way in which it documents how a state-wide political group orchestrates an election. Of particular interest are manuals issued by the National Republican Committee for leaders, finances, and campaign workers; and two scrapbooks (1964-1969 and 1971-1974) which document specific activities of the Republican Women in the state of Nevada. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and newsletters of regional groups. Other files offer information about the 1976 state Republican convention and about Nancy Reagan's visit to Nevada.


  • 1964-1976



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Manuals; position statements; financial records; lists of delegates, leaders, and volunteers; and scrapbooks of clippings, photos, and newsletters.,The bulk of the records concern the 1976 presidential election.

Administrative History

Founded in 1950 with the help of United States Senator George Malone, the Nevada Federation of Republican Women is a branch of the national organization which provides a means through which women who share the principles of the Republican Party can join its activities and work toward common goals. It assists in political education, cooperates with the national party in electing Republican candidates at all levels, encourages the recruitment of Republican women candidates, and encourages the formation of teen clubs. The Nevada Federation also works to foster loyalty to the Republican Party and supports the objectives and policies of the National Federation of Republican Women.


The original arrangement of the records as received has been retained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Hazel Gardella in 1977.
A Guide to the Papers of the Nevada Federation of Republican Women
Susan Searcy
December 1987
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5724 (Fax)