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Nellie Beasley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0479
The collection 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

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

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

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

The Nellie Beasley Collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: University of Nevada memorabilia

Series 2: Reno, Nevada history

Series 3: Biographical information about Nellie Beasley

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by University Archives in April 2010 as a gift from Mrs. Beasley. The newspaper articles are from the NewspaperArchive database.

Related Archival Material

Agricultural Club (University of Nevada, Reno): AC 0355

Blue Key (Fraternity). University of Nevada, Reno Chapter: NUB 57/12 - NUB 57/29/14

Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Image Collection, 1939-1985: AC 0030 (videotapes)

University of Nevada. Glee Club: AC 0112

University of Nevada. University Events Records: NUB 24/06/31 - NUB 24/06/47

University of Nevada, Reno. Aggie Club: NUB 58/30 - NUB 58/63

University of Nevada, Reno. University Commencement Records: NUB 24/04

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Papers of Nellie Beasley
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)