Reservation Eyes

Identifier: NC1353

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a copy of John Gilbertson's transcribed journal kept while a teacher at Nixon High School during the 1979-1980 school year. The transcription includes footnotes to give context, explanation, and further description as well as other documents inserted into the text for additional context.


  • 2018


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.

Biographical / Historical

John Gilbertson began his teaching career for Washoe County School District in Nevada under a one year contract at Reed High School in Sparks from 1977-1978. When the teacher for whom he was filling in returned from leave, he served as a substitute teacher until he was hired as the first teacher at Nixon High School in Nixon, Nevada by Marvin Moss. Glibertson served as the teacher there for the one year WCSD administered the school. In 1980, after the Bureau of Indian Affairs assumed control, Gilbertson was hired to teach at Reno High School. He remained there until his retirement in 2009.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 volume)

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John Gilbertson was a teacher for Washoe County School District in Nevada from 1977-2009, retiring from Reno High School. He taught at Nixon High School (Nixon, Nevada) for one year from 1979-1980. This collection contains Gilbertson's transcribed teaching journal from the year spent at Nixon.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Gilbertson in January 2019.



Guide to Reservation Eyes
Jessica Maddox
January 2019
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Repository Details

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

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