American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Records

 Collection
Identifier: 99-18

Scope and Contents

Included are minutes of the northern Nevada chapter, southern Nevada chapter, and state board meetings; administrative and issues correspondence; bylaws; organizational history; membership statistics; complaints and litigation files; subject files; and newspaper clippings. Topics include the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, gay rights, pro-choice/abortion controversy, prisons, alternatives to incarceration, and University of Nevada issues.

Dates

  • 1970-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Names in complaint files and membership lists. May not be published or mentioned in writing. All other parts of the collection are available for use. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested.

Administrative History

The Nevada branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was organized in 1966 although there were individuals in the state who were active in the national organization during the 1920s and 1930s. The ACLU is dedicated to maintaining and advancing civil liberties, including freedoms of association, press, religion, and speech; and the equal protection of the laws for all people. The Nevada chapter is divided into the northern Nevada and southern Nevada chapters.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Nevada branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was organized in 1966 although there were individuals in the state who were active in the national organization during the 1920s and 1930s. Included are minutes of the northern Nevada chapter, southern Nevada chapter, and state board meetings; administrative and issues correspondence; bylaws; organizational history; membership statistics; complaints and litigation files; subject files; and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Administrative; 2) Subject Files; 3) Newspaper Clippings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Elmer Rusco in 1999.

Related Materials

NC456: American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Records
Title
Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jacque Sundstrand and Jessica Maddox
Date
March 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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)