Kathleen C. Hoxsie Papers

Identifier: NC1381

Scope and Contents

The Kathleen C. Hoxsie Papers primarily contains materials related to Hoxsie's career as a freelance writer. This includes copies of her articles as they appeared in the magazines and newsletters as well as some accompanying correspondence.

In addition to these materials is a series related to her time as a public relations officer for the Cal-Neva Lodge. In the five months she was employed there, she wrote numerous press releases regarding the re-opening of the hotel, entertainment that took place there, including the show "Paris Scandale," and the Innkeepers' Invitational Golf Tournament. The press releases are included as well as photographs of the hotel and events.

Series 3 consists of Hoxsie's research material for the Civilian Conservation Corps report regarding the Ruby Lake Wildlife Refuge. Materials include original notes and two interviews with individuals closely involved in the development of the Refuge.

Throughout the collection are notes written by Hoxsie while she prepared the collection for donation. For the most part, these notes have been left where she placed them. They contain significant contextual information on what was happening at the time the materials were created.


  • 1975-2018


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 Note

Kathleen C. Hoxsie graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Journalism in May 1982. Before receiving her degree, Hoxsie worked as a self-described small-town newspaper editor, for the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Sentinel, the United Press International in Detroit, Michigan, and the Sacramento (California) Bee. After graduating, Hoxsie continued to work for the Sacramento Bee.

In April 1977, she joined the newly reopened Cal-Neva Lodge as a public relations officer. She served in that position for five months before returning to the Sacramento Bee as a correspondent.

Over the years, Hoxsie worked primarily as a freelance journalist writing articles for various publications based out of northern Nevada and the Sacramento area. She also served as the editor of the Tahoe Rim Trail newsletter, Trail Blazer. The newsletter was dedicated to covering the creation of the Tahoe Rim Trail which is located north of Spooner Summit, Nevada.

Additionally, Hoxsie undertook a project in the late 2000s for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The research took place during the summer over 4-6 years while volunteering for the Refuge and culminated in a report deposited at the Refuge headquarters, a library in Elko, Nevada, and the Northeastern Nevada Historical Society.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Kathleen C. Hoxsie was a journalist and freelance writer covering stories in northern Nevada and California, especially Lake Tahoe. The collection contains her professional materials and copies of her freelance writing from 1977-2018.


Arranged in the following series: 1) Cal-Neva Lodge; 2) Freelance Writing; 3) Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Civilian Conservation Corps Research

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kathleen C. Hoxsie in October 2019.



Guide to the Kathleen C. Hoxsie Papers
Jessica Maddox
November 2019
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Repository Details

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

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