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Soroptimist International of Carson City Records

 Collection
Identifier: 96-48
The collection includes correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and a book published by the organization, The past lies here, a comment concerning the women of Carson City and Nevada. The book, compiled as a U.S. bicentennial project, features biographies of these Nevada women: Nellie Verrill Mighels Davis, Martha Fredericks Gleason, Hannah K. Clapp, Mildred Bray, and Bertha Eaton Raffetto.

Dates

  • 1957-1995

Creator

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.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Overview

Soroptimist International Carson City is a Carson City, Nevada-based service organization. The collection includes correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and a book published by the organization, "The Past Lies Here: A Comment Concerning the Women of Carson City and Nevada."

Historical Note

Soroptimist International of Carson City (SICC) began June 8, 1957, first president Audrey Bell Vincent presiding. The Club's mission is to promote awareness, advocacy, and action through volunteer service in the Carson City, Nevada community and to society worldwide by advancing human rights and focusing on the status of women and children.

Through fundraisers and scholarship endowments, the club donates thousands of dollars annually to improve the lives of women and girls in its community. The Club supports these efforts through grants, scholarships, mammogram program, community service, and various special projects.

[Information taken from the Soropotimst Internation Carson City website, http://www.sicarsoncity.org/, accessed December 6, 2018]

Arrangement

Arranged by type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Doreen Fitzhenry in 1996. Additional material received in December 2004.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1997-43.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
Guide to the Soroptimist International of Carson City Records
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
December 2018
Description rules
dacs

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
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