Reno High School Class Reunion Records

Identifier: NC1063

Scope and Contents

The Reno High School Reunion Records contains material from class reunions for the class of 1944, held in 1964. Also included is reunion material for the class' 3rd reunion, held in 1975 jointly with the Class of 1945. Included are biographical sketches, reunion memory book, correspondence, financial records, and address lists.


  • 1954; 1975


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.

Administrative History

Reno High School, the oldest high school in Reno, Nevada, opened in 1879 and was called Central School. Originally located between 4th and 5th Streets and Arlington and West Streets, it was a dual elementary/high school serving the population of Reno. In 1910, a fire in the chemistry lab led to the building being demolished and rebuilt on the same spot. The new building, completed in 1912, was the first used strictly by high school aged students and was also renamed Reno High School. That building was used until 1951 when a new building was constructed on the corner of Foster and Booth Streets. The current Reno High School building opened in 1951 and is still in use today.

[Information from Reno High School Alumni Association website, accessed in January 2015.]


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Reno High School was founded in 1879 and is the oldest school in Reno, Nevada. The collection contains material from class reunions for the class of 1944, held in 1964; and for the classes of 1944 and 1945, held jointly in 1975.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Guenther W. Bruekner and Mrs. Margie Olsen in 1976.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department:

Reno High School Class of 1944 Reunion Records, 2014-23

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1989-23.


Guide to the Reno High School Class Reunion Records
Jessica Maddox
January 2015
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Repository Details

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

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