Commencement Invitation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-13

Scope and Contents

The collection contains calling cards and invitations for commencements at the University of Nevada and Bishop Whitaker's School for Girls addressed to Benjamin Franklin and Isabel Leete.

Dates

  • 1882-1906

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.

Historical Note

Bishop Whitaker's School for Girls was located in Reno, Nevada on the site of what is now Whitaker Park. The school operated from 1879 until it closed in 1894. The University of Nevada, which relocated from Elko, Nevada in 1886, is cited as one of the causes that led to the closure of Bishop Whitaker's.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Commencement Invitation Collection was discovered by Lou Allard during the demolition of a home in Reno, Nevada. The collection includes commencement invitations between 1882-1906 sent to Benjamin Franklin and Isabel Leete from various individuals graduating from Bishop Whitaker's School for Girls and the University of Nevada.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lou Allard in March 2015.

Source

Title
Guide to the Commencement Invitation Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
February 2019
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)