Pat Hardy Lewis Papers

Identifier: NC1218
These records were created by Ms. Lewis in her years as a city council member. They include correspondence from Ms. Lewis to other municipalities around the country to aid in her decision-making and this is reflected in the collection. Included are newspaper clippings, inter-office memos, reports and correspondence, plus Ms. Lewis' own notes on the different subjects.


  • 1973-1980



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.


1.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Included are the subjects of growth, methods of sewage treatment, and planning for the future of Reno.

Biographical Note

Pat Hardy Lewis was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Grinnell College in Iowa and received her B.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also holds a masters degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in Counseling and Guidance, and a E.D.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling.

She was elected the the Reno City Council in 1973 and served until 1977. While a City Councilmen Ms. Lewis was most interested in planning and the use of land for Reno's future. She was a strong proponent of involving citizens in the decision process through the use of ad hoc committees. She is currently a counselor at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Arranged in the original order as maintained by Pat Hardy Lewis.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Donated by Pat Hardy Lewis in 1980.

Separated Materials

Published materials were removed and incorporated into the Special Collections book stacks.


A Guide to the Papers of Pat Hardy Lewis
Chris Driggs
July 18, 1988
Description rules

Repository Details

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

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