Leon W. Hartman Papers

Identifier: NC782

Scope and Contents

High school graduation announcements, programs and community event programs, and high school dance programs. Locations include high schools and activities in Reno, Virginia City, Eureka, White Pine and Dayton, from 1881-1914. White Pine High School commencement announcement includes two student cards. Some of the dance cards are handmade, some undated with unknown locations, and two with pencils attached.


  • 1891-1914



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Biographical Note

Leon W. Hartman was Chair of the Appointments Committee at the University of Nevada, Reno; also chair of the Physics Department and President of the University, 1939-1943.


0.21 Linear Feet (29 items)

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Collection of high school graduation announcements and community programs (1891-1914), and high school dance programs (1900-1914). High schools located in Virginia City, Reno, Eureka, and White Pine with events from Dayton and Reno. Some of the dance cards are not dated with some handmade.


Arranged into two series: 1. Graduation and program announcements; 2. Dance programs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by unknown source circa 1975.

Related Archival Materials

AC 0612: Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Leon W. Hartman

Separated Materials

Former Series 1: Correspondence to Hartman from the high school principals of Nevada (letters were in response to a survey requesting names of teachers and courses taught in the state's high schools; Approx. 26 letters with attachments in 1 folder) has been transferred to University Archives as an addition to Archives collection AC 0612.

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Repository Details

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

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