Ellen Goodrich Priest Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC558

Scope and Contents

The Ellen Goodrich Priest Papers contains Priest's writings on historical topics such as the Sutro Tunnel, Nevada governor Roswell Keyes Colcord, and Fort Churchill; speeches presented by Priest, usually on a literary theme; Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) handbooks, yearbooks, and scrapbooks from Nevada chapters and the Nevada State Society of DAR; and certificates and diplomas from a variety of sources.

Dates

  • 1921-1966

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

Ellen Goodrich Priest was born in Tennessee on September 28, 1894 to Daniel Hillman and Sallie (Hancock). She was educated at the Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, and at the University of California. On June 16, 1960, she married Charles Priest in Waverly, Tennessee. Although they were married in Tennessee, they spent their lives in Nevada. Both sons, Charles Jr. (born April 24, 1921) and Daniel Hillman Goodrich Priest (born July 2, 1923), were born in Carson City.

With revolutionary ancestors on both sides of her family, Priest was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and served as the State Regent for Nevada. As well as being active in the DAR, she also was active in the Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs, serving for four years as the chairman of its Department of Literature and as the president of the Second District, Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs from 1930-1932; the Eastern Start; American Legion Auxiliary; and the Leisure Hour Club.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ellen Priest (1894-1982) was an active memeber of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Nevada, the Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs, the Eastern Start, American Legion Auxilliary, and the Leasure Hour Club. The collection includes Priest's writings on historical topics such as the Sutro Tunnel, Nevada governor Roswell Keyes Colcord, and Fort Churchill; speeches presented by Priest, usually on a literary theme; DAR handbooks, yearbooks, and scrapbooks from Nevada chapters and the Nevada State Society of DAR; and certificates and diplomas from a variety of sources.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Manuscripts and Speeches; 2) Newspaper Clippings of Priest's Writings; 3) Daughters of the American Revolution; 4) Certificates and Diplomas

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ellen Goodrich Priest in November 1966.

Related Materials

Charles Priest Papers, NC559

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ellen Goodrich Priest Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
March 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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