Charles Priest Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC559

Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence related to Priest's career in education and his military activities. Also included are legal documents such as college records, teacher's credentials, teaching contracts, appointment to the Nevada Bar, and military appointments; a scrapbook of clippings and letters on Nevada educational topics (1923-1927) and his military career; and printed materials about the Mooney School, Vanderbilt University, Phi Beta Kappa, and Freemasonry.

Dates

  • 1901-1965

Creator

Restrictions

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

Nevada educator, principal of Carson High School and Superintendent of Carson City Schools, Nevada Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. Graduate of the Mooney School (Harriman, Tenn.), Vanderbilt University (1910) and University of California, Berkeley (1915); lieutenant in United States Army Signal Corps during World War I and later major in army reserves. Also active in Freemasonry.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Primarily correspondence related to Priest's career in education and his military activities. Also included are legal documents such as college records, teacher's credentials, teaching contracts, appointment to the Nevada Bar, and military appointments; a scrapbook of clippings and letters on Nevada educational topics (1923-1927) and his military career; and printed materials about the Mooney School, Vanderbilt University, Phi Beta Kappa, and Freemasonry.

Arrangement

Arranged into six series: 1. Correspondence, 1906-1964. 2. School records, 1901-1961. 3. Legal documents, 1918-1944. 4. Certificates, 1904-1964. 5. Miscellaneous. 6. Printed materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ellen Goodrich Priest in November 1966.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1988-03

Title
A Guide to the Charles Priest Papers
Status
Completed
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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