Carley Sullivan Papers
Scope and Contents
The Carley Sullivan Papers consists primarily of scrapbooks documenting Sullivan's activities in the PTA; the organization, Business and Professional Women; White House Conference on Children, Governor's Youth Traffic Safety Conference; the 1987 Governor's Conference for Women, and the National Association of State Boards of Education. In addition, some information is included about other conferences and educational topics.
There is only one personal scrapbook, and it forms a record of Mrs. Sullivan's 1972 trip to New Orleans.
- Sullivan, Carley L. (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Carley Sullivan graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. In 1952, she married her husband, Willard, who passed away in 1987. They had four children: Blaine Sullivan Rose, Valerie Sullivan Mitchell, Peggy Sullivan Hagen, and Daniel Edward Sullivan. In 1955, they moved to to Elko, Nevada, where she worked for the Elko Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada Youth as a management assistant.
Sullivan's interest in education led her to serve at both the local and state levels. She was very active in the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) in Elko and the state of Nevada, serving as an officer in many capacities. In 1980, she was elected to the Nevada State Board of Education and served as a member, vice-president, and president of the School Board, retiring from the Board in 1994. She was appointed by Nevada Governors Sawyer, Laxalt, O'Callaghan, and Bryan to many advisory boards and commissions, including Drug Abuse, Education, Health, Safety, and Juvenile Concerns. She attended many conferences on education, including the White House Conference on Children and Youth.
Outside of education, Sullivan served as a member of the Business and Professional Women organization and held a state-wide office. She also served as an officer and member of the American Lung Association of Nevada, and the Democratic Party of Nevada. She received many awards, including the proclamation of "Carley Sullivan Day" by Governor Richard Bryan.
13.3 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
Carley L. Sullivan was elected to the Nevada State Board of Education and served as a member, vice-president, and president of the School Board, retiring from the Board in 1994. Included scrapbooks and textual material about the Nevada Congress of Parents and Teachers in Elko and other areas of Nevada, Business and Professional Women in Nevada, education in Nevada in general, and vocational education. There is also a small amount of material about Sullivan's family (1962-1997).
Arranged into the following series: 1) Parent Teacher Association Scrapbooks; 2) Conference Scrapbooks; 3) Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Carley Sullivan in 1997.
A Part of
Nevada women's archives.
- Business and Professional Women
- Education -- Nevada
- Nevada Congress of Parents and Teachers
- Nevada Congress of Parents and Teachers. Elko
- Parents' and teachers' associations -- Nevada
- Parents' and teachers' associations -- Nevada -- Elko
- Sullivan family
- Sullivan, Carley L.
- Vocational education -- Nevada
- Women -- Nevada
- A Guide to the Papers of Carley Sullivan
- Susan Searcy
- July 1997
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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