Diana Glomb Records

Identifier: 96-11

Scope and Contents

The Diana M. Glomb Records consist of materials created or collected by her during her four-year term as a Nevada State Senator and a small amount of her campaign materials. They date from 1989-1995 and consist of 2.5 cubic feet of materials. With the exception of her campaign contributions file, there are no restrictions on use of the collection. Written permission of Senator Glomb is required to view the contributions file. In addition to paper materials there are also cassette and video tapes of campaign ads and talk show appearances.

The legislative sessions of 1991 and 1993 are documented by copies of bills sponsored by Glomb as either a prime or secondary sponsor. Also included are reviews of other legislative action, bill explanations, and legislative fiscal and appropriations reports. Of particular note are folders pertaining to issues of interest to Glomb, including maternal and child health, and other public health issues.

Beginning in the early 1990s disciplinary proceedings were instituted against Judge Jerry Carr Whitehead of the Washoe County District Court. Whitehead was accused of engaging in "ex parte" communications with one side of a case in the absence of the other. He was also accused of changing the custody of a child without a hearing. The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline, chaired by Guy Shipler, instituted an investigation which eventually embroiled the Nevada Supreme Court, Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, and the Las Vegas Review Journal.

These proceedings were costly and lead the Commission Chair to request additional funding for the Commission from the Interim Finance Committee of the Legislature in 1994. Senator Glomb was a member this Committee and two folders in this collection document this important case in Nevada jurisprudence.


  • 1989-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the campaign contributions file, card file of donors, and contacts are restricted; written permission from Diana Glomb must be received to access these materials.

Remainder of collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested.

Biographical Note

Diana M. Glomb (D) served in the Nevada State Senate from 1990­-1994. She was a member of the following committees and task forces: Transportation Committee; Finances Committee; Human Resources and Facilities Committee (vice chair); Task Force on Personal Assistance Service; Governor's Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board; Nevada Legislature's Committee on Health Care; Legislative Commission's Interim Study Subcommittee on Revenue and Tax Structure in Nevada (SCR43); chair of the Sub-Subcommittee on Miscellaneous Taxes.

In addition, Senator Glomb is the former president of the Anne Martin Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus and a member of the Nevada Women's Lobby. She was an instructor in the Social Work Department of the University of Nevada, Reno from 1992-­1993 and a mental health counselor for theJob Corps in Reno.


2.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Diana Golmb is a former Nevada State Senator who served on a number of committees while in office. She was also the president of the National Women's Political Caucus, Anne Martin Chapter, member of the Nevada Women's Lobby, and an instructor in the Social Work Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. The colleciton includes material from Glomb's Nevada State Senate campaign against Erick Beyer, texts of legislation sponsored by Glomb, information on issues of interest such as child and maternal health care, and documents related to the investigation conducted by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline against Washoe County District Court Judge Jerry Carr Whitehead.


Arranged by legislative session, roughly chronologically, beginning with several folders related Glomb's campaign against Erik Beyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Diana Glomb in 1996.

Separated Materials

Photographs and video tapes of Glomb's campaign transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1997-41.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.


Guide to the Records of Diana M. Glomb
Susan Searcy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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
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