Nevada Women's Lobby Records

Identifier: NC1430

Scope and Contents

The Nevada Women's Lobby Records contains administrative materials, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and minutes (1997-2017); newsletters (1999-2013); issues of interest and testimony presented to the Legislature; agenda books and women's issues (1995-2005); "Action Alerts": news releases; material on Grassroots Lobbying Days (1991-2019); the Maya Miller awards; and the work of the Education Committee.


  • 1988-2019


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 / Historical

The Nevada Women's Lobby (NWL), a 501(c)4 was formed in 1989 to improve the status of women and children by lobbying public officials and lawmakers. Founded members include Sarah Chvilicek, Beth Elliot, Elaine Enarson, Diana Glomb-Rogan, Helen Jones, Diane Loper, Nancy Moore, Elizabeth Pope, and Diane Williams. The NWL often collaborates with other lobbyist and activist groups, including the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, Planned Parenthood, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and the ACLU.

Since its inception, the NWL has testified a number of times before the Nevada Legislature, successfully advocating for protection of victims of sexual assult and domestic violence, access to women's health professionals, a cap on child support payments, domestic partnership rights, language protecting non-cis gender individuals, paid sick leave for employeers of over 50 people, and civil penalties for businesses that have been found responsible for gender pay discrimination.

[Historical note adapted from information provided on the Nevada Women's Lobby website, accessed May 9, 2022.]


1.583 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



The Nevada Women's Lobby (NWL), a 501(c)4 was formed in 1989 to improve the status of women and children by lobbying public officials and lawmakers. The collection contains administrative documents, including minutes and founding documents, events, issues, and information from their Legislative event, Grassroots Lobby Days.


Arranged into the following series: 1) Administrative; 2) Nevada Women's Agenda; 3) Issues; 4) Awards and Events; 5) Grassroots Lobby Days

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cecilia Colling on behalf of the Nevada Women's Lobby in April 2022.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Maddox in May 2022. During the course of processing, standard preservation actions were taken. This includes the rehousing of materials into appropriate archival containers and removal of duplicate items. Materials were primarily left in original order, with folders reordered on occassion into chronological arrangment from reverse chronological arrangment. Materials in the Grassroots Lobby Days folders were removed from original pocketed folders and placed in order from materials from the left, followed by the right pockets, into archival folders.



Guide to the Nevada Women's Lobby Records
Jessica Madox
May 2022
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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
775-682-5724 (Fax)