Edward P. Carville Scrapbook
Scope and Contents
The Edward P. Carville Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, notes, speeches, and correspondence collected during Carville's successful campaign for governor.
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.
Edward Peter Carville was born on May 14, 1885 in Mound Valley, Nevada to Emily Ellen (Porcher) and Edward F. Carville. In August 1910, he married Irma Marie Callahan. They had four children: Edward (1912-1951), Richard (1915-1951), Doris (1922-1924), and Robert (1927-1960).
After graduating from high school, Carville attended Notre Dame where he earned his law degree in 1909. After being admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 1910, he established a law practice in Elko, Nevada. Between 1910 and 1938, Carville served as deputy district attorney (1910-1911), Elko County district attorney (1912-1918), Elko County district judge (1928-1934), and U.S. Attorney for the State of Nevada from 1934-1938). Carville was elected the 18th Governor of Nevada in 1938, serving until 1945 when he was elected U.S. Senator, a position in which he served until 1947.
Carville died in Reno, Nevada on June 27, 1956.
[Biographical note adapted from the National Governor's Association webpage on Edward Peter Carville, accessed April 26, 2021]
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Edward P. Carville (1885-1956) served as Governor of Nevada, 1938-1945, and U.S. Senator, 1945-1946. The collection contains newspaper clippings, notes, speeches, and correspondence collected during Carville's successful campaign for governor.
Arranged without hierarchy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated from an unknown source in 1978.
Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1989-44.
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