Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Millennium Project Interviews
Scope and Contents
Collection contains 149 audio cassette tapes of interviews conducted at town meetings and with individuals that documents life in Nevada prior to the turn of the 21st Century. Interviews were conducted across the northern portion of the state and focused on rural communities, though some interviews were conducted in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City as well. Also included is a copy of Stories from the Sagebrush: Celebrating Northern Nevada at the Millennium, the published book that was a compilation of the Reno Gazette Journal articles produced from the interviews.
- Reno Gazette-Journal (Firm) (Creator, Organization)
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.
In 1999, a joint project between the Nevada Humanities Committee and the Reno Gazette Journal newspaper set out to document the lives of northern Nevadans at the turn of the 21st century. Don Cox, along with volunteer moderators Jim McCormick, Mary Lee Fulkerson, Jim Hulse, and Rollan Melton, traveled the state to interview individuals and groups and to chronicle the end of a millennium and the coming of another. The interviews, documented in this collection, were published as a series of articles in the Reno Gazette Journal as well as turned into a full length book entitled Stories from the Sagebrush: Celebrating Northern Nevada at the Millennium, published by the Nevada Humanities Committee in 1999.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes containing 149 cassette tapes, 1 book, and digital files)
Language of Materials
Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Millennium was a joint project between the Reno Gazette Journal and the Nevada Humanities Committee in 1999 to document life in northern Nevada at the turn of the 21st Century. Interviews collected were the background for a series of articles in the Reno Gazette Journal. Collection contains 149 interview tapes conducted at town meetings and with individuals that documents life in northern Nevada prior to the turn of the 21st Century.
Arranged alphabetically by place of recording.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Don Cox in August 2012.
- Fulkerson, Mary Lee, 1936- (Interviewer)
- Hulse, James W. (Interviewer)
- McCormick, James C. (James Calvin), 1936- (Interviewer)
- Melton, Rollan (Interviewer)
- Nevada -- Biography
- Nevada -- Description and travel
- Nevada -- History -- 20th century
- Nevada -- History, local
- Nevada -- Social life and customs
- Inventory to the Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Century Project Interviews
- Jessica Maddox
- October 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description