Jean Ford Papers

Identifier: 2008-04

Scope and Contents

Items given to donor by Jean Ford, plus additional newsletters, etc. up to 2008. Preliminary inventory available in department.


  • 1952-2008


Conditions Governing Access

Unprocessed collection is open for research. Advanced notice is required; contact staff to schedule access. Materials must be used onsite. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law or special donor agreement.

Biographical Note

Jean Ford (1929-1998) served in the Nevada assembly (Republican) representing Clark County, 1972-1976; and as state senator (Democrat) from 1977-1982. She was director of the Nevada Office of Community Services, 1985-1989, and operated several consulting and tour businesses. Ford was program coordinator and instructor of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1991-1995; project surveyor of the Nevada Women's Archives Project, 1992-1996; compiler of Nevada women's history: a guide to archives and manuscripts in Nevada repositories, 1998; and co-founder of the Nevada Women's History Project, 1996.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Betty Glass on January 11, 2008.
Jean Ford Papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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