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Nevada Federation of Republican Women Records

 Collection
Identifier: 95-73
The collection is organized by individual Nevada chapters, in alphabetical order by name, preceded by records of the Nevada Federation. The types of records found within each chapter's files vary but include minutes, newsletters, convention materials, special events files, clippings, and photographs. There are also two scrapbooks of the Nevada Federation. The photographs have been removed from the collection and transferred to the Department's photographic archives as Photo Collection P96-07.

Dates

  • 1969-1995

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The Nevada Federation of Republican Women is a branch of the national organization which provides a means through which women who share the principles of the Republican Party can join its activities and work toward common goals. The types of records found within each chapter's files vary but include minutes, newsletters, convention materials, special events files, clippings, and photographs.

Administrative History

The Nevada Federation of Republican Women is a branch of the national organization which provides a means through which women who share the principles of the Republican Party can join its activities and work toward common goals. It assists in political education, cooperates with the national party in electing Republican candidates at all levels, encourages the recruitment of Republican women candidates, and encourages the formation of teen clubs. The Nevada Federation also works to foster loyalty to the Republican Party and supports the objectives and policies of the National Federation of Republican women.

In Nevada, local chapters were formed in a number of locations. To form a chapter, a club must have ten members in good standing and hold five or more regular meetings a year. An individual can join any number of clubs but have voting privileges in only one club. According to a 1985 newsletter of the Paradise Valley Republican Women's Club Federated, there were eighteen clubs in Nevada with 1,450 members. Chapters existed in Boulder City, Carson City, Douglas County, Henderson, Incline Village/Crystal Bay, Fallon (Lahontan Chapter), Lake Tahoe-Nevada, Las Vegas, Lyon County, Ormsby County, Pahrump Valley, Paradise Valley, Reno, and Sparks. Notes in newsletters of several clubs indicates that some chapters struggled to maintain their charters and that the fortunes of individual chapters rose and fell with the strength of the Republican Party in the state and in the nation.

Arrangement

Series 1: Nevada Federation of Republican Women

Series 2: Boulder City Republican Women's Club

Series 3: Carson City Republican Women's Club

Series 4: Douglas County Republican Women's Club

Series 5: Republican Women's Capital Career Club

Series 6: Republican Women of Henderson

Series 7: Republican Women's Club of Incline Village/Crystal Bay

Series 8: Lahontan Federated Republican Women

Series 9: Lake Tahoe-Nevada Republican Women's Club

Series 10: Active Republican Women's Club of Las Vegas, Federated

Series 11: Republican Women's Club of Las Vegas

Series 12: Lyon County Republican Women

Series 13: Ormsby County Republican Women

Series 14: Pahrump Valley Republican Women

Series 15: Paradise Valley Republican Women's Club Federated

Series 16: Republican Women's Clubs of Reno

Series 17a: Sparks Republican's Club

Series 17b: Virgin Valley Republican's Club

Series 18: Scrapbooks

Series 19: Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Patsy Pumphrey in 1995.

Separated Materials

All loose photos were transferred as Photo Collection P96-07 to the department's photo archives.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
A Guide to the Records of The Nevada Federation of Republican Women
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
October 20, 1995
Description rules
dacs

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)