Nevada Federation of Republican Women Records

 Collection
Identifier: 95-73
The Nevada Federation of Republican Women Records are 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.

Dates

  • 1969-1997

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.

Extent

2.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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

Arranged in the following series: 1) Nevada Federation of Republican Women; 2) Boulder City Republican Women's Club; 3) Carson City Republican Women's Club; 4) Douglas County Republican Women's Club; 5) Republican Women's Capital Career Club; 6) Republican Women of Henderson; 7) Republican Women's Club of Incline Village/Crystal Bay; 8) Lahontan Federated Republican Women; 9) Lake Tahoe-Nevada Republican Women's Club; 10: Active Republican Women's Club of Las Vegas, Federated; 11) Republican Women's Club of Las Vegas; 12) Lyon County Republican Women; 13) Ormsby County Republican Women; 14) Pahrump Valley Republican Women; 15) Paradise Valley Republican Women's Club Federated; 16) Republican Women's Clubs of Reno; 17) Sparks Republican's Club; 18) Scrapbooks; 19: Photographs; 20) Virgin Valley Republican's Club

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Patsy Pumphrey in 1995.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Photo Archvies as collection number UNRS-P1996-07.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
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)