Nevada Governor's Conference for Women Records

 Collection
Identifier: 94-56

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of records of the 1989 conference and evaluation forms. There are a few folders related to the 1987 Las Vegas conference which were used as reference material in the organizing of the 1989 event.

Included within the 1989 records are extensive minutes of the Steering Committee, committee reports, financial records documenting expenditures and income, correspondence, program information, and photographs. Conference participants completed session evaluation forms which were analyzed statistically under the direction of Jill Winter; both the forms and final analysis are included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1987-1989

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.

Historical Note

The first Nevada Governor's Conference for Women (NGCW) was held in September, 1987 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Inspired by a Nevada Women's Conference held in 1977, the mission of the 1980s NGCW was to bring together women of diverse interests and backgrounds; to provide a forum to discuss issues and challenges; and to inspire solutions that would advance skills, opportunities and interest. An extensive selection of panels, sessions, keynote speakers, and caucuses were offered on topics of interest to women: business opportunities, careers, personal motivation, legislation, and the arts.

The 1989 conference was held at Bally's Hotel in Reno, Nevada, March 31-April 2, 1989 and was chaired by Martha Gould, head of the Washoe County Library. In addition to many program sessions, several invited speakers gave presentations, notably Bernice King, daughter of the Reverend Martin Luther King; and Jehan Sadat, widow of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Three Governor's Awards for Excellence were presented in the areas of government, business, and community service.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The first Nevada Governor's Conference for Women (NGCW) was held in September, 1987 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Inspired by a Nevada Women's Conference held in 1977, the mission of the 1980s NGCW was to bring together women of diverse interests and backgrounds; to provide a forum to discuss issues and challenges; and to inspire solutions that would advance skills, opportunities and interest. The bulk of the collection consists of records of the 1989 Nevada Governor's Conference for Women and evaluation forms. There are a few folders related to the 1987 Las Vegas conference which were used as reference material in the organizing of the 1989 event.

Included within the 1989 records are extensive minutes of the Steering Committee, committee reports, financial records documenting expenditures and income, correspondence, program information, and photographs. Conference participants completed session evaluation forms which were analyzed statistically under the direction of Jill Winter; both the forms and final analysis are included in the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) 1987 Nevada Governor's Conference for Women; 2) 1989 Nevada Governor's Conference for Women

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in two increments by NGCW Chair Martha Gould and Jill M. Winter, who compiled the statistics, in 1994.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the photograph archives of the Special Collections Department as collection number UNRS-P1997-44.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Nevada Governor's Conference for Women
Status
Completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
September 1996
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)