Mackay Centennial Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0483
The Mackay Centennial Collection consists of materials created by the Mackay School of Mines for the 2008 centennial celebration. Included is a program for the event, trivia questions, a tote bag contributed by the Nevada Mining Association, and a commemorative medallion minted at the Nevada State Museum from refined silver from the Rochester Silver and Gold Mine in Pershing County, Nevada.

Dates

  • 2008

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

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

In 2008, the Mackay School of Mines celebrated its centennial with a gala celebration held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on April 26, 2008. The collection contains materials created for the celebration.

Administrative History

The Mackay School of Mines was founded in 1908 with funding provided by Clarence Mackay, son of Comstock mine owner and Bonanza King, John W. Mackay. In 2008, the school celebrated its centennial with a gala celebration held at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on April 26, 2008.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Glee Willis in 2011. Reception decoration donated in 2014.

Related Materials

NUB 30/01/02-NUB 30/05: Mackay School of Mines Records

Walton-Buchanon, Holly and Taranik, James V. Mackay Memories 1908-2008: The First 100 Years of the Mackay School of Mines. Reno, Nev. : Jack Bacon & Co., 2008 [LD3763 .W35 2008]
Title
Guide to the Mackay Centennial Collection
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
March 3, 2011
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)