Nellie Beasley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0479
The Nellie Beasley Papers consists of memorabilia of University of Nevada events, Reno history, and newspaper articles providing biographical information about Nellie Beasley.

Dates

  • 1891-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1924-1948

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

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Nellie Beasley moved to Reno in 1937 and was a championship bowler as well as a participant in northern Nevada women's softball. She taught bowling at Reno Bowl and the Town and Country Bowl and was also a bowling instructor for University of Nevada and area high school students. Her husband, Dr. Bud L. Beasley (1910-2004), obtained his B.A. (1934), Master of Education, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nevada. The Bud Beasley Elementary School in Sparks, Nevada, was named in his honor. The Beasleys raised seventeen adopted children. The collection consists of memorabilia of University of Nevada events, Reno history, and newspaper articles providing biographical information about Nellie Beasley.

Biographical Note

Nellie Beasley moved to Reno in 1937 and was a championship bowler as well as a participant in Northern Nevada women's softball. She taught bowling at Reno Bowl and the Town and Country Bowl and was also a bowling instructor for University of Nevada and area high school students. Her husband, Dr. Bud L. Beasley (1910-2004), obtained his B.A. (1934), Master of Education, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nevada. The Bud Beasley Elementary School in Sparks, Nevada, was named in his honor. The Beasleys raised seventeen adopted children.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) University of Nevada Memorabilia; 2) Reno, Nevada History; 3) Biographical Information about Nellie Beasley

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nellie Beasley in April 2010. The newspaper articles are from the NewspaperArchive database.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Nellie Beasley Papers
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
April 2010
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)