George Bradley Russell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC125

Scope and Contents

The George Bradley Russell Paper contain materials relating to Russell's career in newspapers; Republican politics; office of Nevada State Treasurer; his involvement with the Daughters of Damon, Knights Templar, Mystic Circle of Service, and Masons; and his membership in the United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Nevada (from the Spanish American War).,Correspondents include Nevada Governor Fred Balzar, Paul Laxalt, U.S. Senator Pat McCarran, Edward C. Peterson, Judge Clark Guild, William Randolph Hearst, and many others.

Dates

  • 1829-1966
  • Majority of material found within 1927-1966

Creator

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.

Biographical Note

George Bradley Russell was a Nevada newspaperman and politician, the editor of the Elko Independent, a correspondent for the Elko Daily Press, and the editor and owner of the Carson Chronicle. Russell served as Nevada State Treasurer, 1927-1934. He was also active in Republican Party politics and in many fraternal groups.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

George Bradley Russell was a Nevada newspaperman and politician, the editor of the Elko Independent, a correspondent for the Elko Daily Press, and the editor and owner of the Carson Chronicle. Russell served as Nevada State Treasurer, 1927-1934. He was also active in Republican Party politics and in many fraternal groups. Collection contains papers relating to Russell's career in newspapers; Republican politics; office of Nevada State Treasurer; his involvement with the Daughters of Damon, Knights Templar, Mystic Circle of Service, and Masons; and his membership in the United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Nevada (from the Spanish American War).,Correspondents include Nevada Governor Fred Balzar, Paul Laxalt, U.S. Senator Pat McCarran, Edward C. Peterson, Judge Clark Guild, William Randolph Hearst, and many others.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Political; 2) Legal; 3) Newspaper Correspondence; 4) Fraternal Orders; 5) United Spanish War Veterans; 6) Rugg Textbook Series; 7) Personal Correspondence; 8) George Bradley Russell; 9) Private Collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Charles H. Russell in 1967.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P2004-09

Creator

Title
A Guide to the George Bradley Russell Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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