Reno High School Class of 1944 Reunion Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-23

Scope and Contents

The Reno High School Class of 1944 Reunion Records contain materials gathered by Margie Olsen for 11 class reunions, beginning with the 10th year reunion in 1954 through the most recent 65th year reunion. Included with these materials is correspondence, class biographies, and reunion planning materials. Some years include an official booklet for that reunion as well as some photos.

Also included are materials for the All Alumni Picnic, a gathering of all classes that have graduated from Reno High School. The first All Alumni Picnic was held in 2002; the most recent in 2014.

Dates

  • 1944-2014

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.

Administrative History

Reno High School, the oldest high school in Reno, Nevada, opened in 1879 and was called Central School. Originally located between 4th and 5th Streets and Arlington and West Streets, it was a dual elementary/high school serving the population of Reno. In 1910, a fire in the chemistry lab led to the building being demolished and rebuilt on the same spot. The new building, completed in 1912, was the first used strictly by high school aged students and was also renamed Reno High School. That building was used until 1951 when a new building was constructed on the corner of Foster and Booth Streets. The current Reno High School building opened in 1951 and is still in use today.

In 1995, an alumni association was formed and the idea for an Alumni Building began taking place. The building construction started in August 1999 and finished in January of 2000.

[Information from Reno High School Alumni Association website.]

Extent

0.75 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Reno High School Class of 1944 Reunion Records contain materials for 11 class reunions, beginning with the 10th year reunion in 1954 through the most recent 65th year reunion. Materials include correspondence, class biographies, and reunion planning materials; All Alumni Picnic materials from 2002-2014.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were donated by Margie Olsen in 2014.

Related Manuscript Materials

NC1063: Reno High School Class Reunion Records, 1954; 1964; 1975

Separated Materials

Original photographs transferred to UNR Special Collections Photo Archives as collection number UNRS-P2015-02.

Source

Title
A Guide to the Records of the Reno High School Class of 1944 Reunion
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
January 2014
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
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)