Byers Family Collection

Identifier: NC1362

Scope and Contents

The collection contains miscellaneous family papers of Mildred Jessie (Greenlee) Byers and family. A majority of materials are letters, with some photographs included. Additionally, a few certificates and pay stubs from Jessie Byers can be found in the collection. Pay stubs are from Jessie's time as postmaster in Lamoille, Nevada.


  • 1896-1961


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 Note

Mildred Jessie Greenlee was born on February 13, 1882, in Pennsylvania to Arthur Claudius Greenlee and Emma Estelle Yates. By 1900, the family had relocated to Oregon, where she met and married James Byers on June 24, 1903. James, who was born in Ireland on March 16, 1871, and Jessie had two children: Louis Byers and Mildred Louise Byers. James died on December 5, 1946, in Lamoille, Nevada, and Jessie died on April 21, 1969, in Reno, Nevada. Mildred, who was born on July 20, 1904, in Sumpter, Oregon, later married Julius LaVerne Lane on December 8, 1928, in Lorain, Ohio. Mildred and LaVern were both artists and lived in Reno, Nevada.


0.4 Linear Feet (7 folders)

Language of Materials



The Byers family lived and worked in various positions on the west coast of the United States, including Oregon and Nevada. The collection contains primarily letters to Jessie Byers with an additional birthday card to Mildred Lane and a few photographs.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Linda Thomason in 2003.



Guide to the Byers Family Collection
Jessica Maddox
February 2019
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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