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Bruce R. Thompson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0642
The collection consists of "The Blue Book for Male Voices: Twice 55," that was used by the Reno Men's Chorus, and an edited copy of a debate paper.

Dates

  • 1926-1932

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

0.05 Cubic Feet (2 folders in a shared box)

Abstract

The collection consists of "The Blue Book for Male Voices: Twice 55," that was used by the Reno Men's Chorus, and an edited copy of a debate paper.

Biographical note

Bruce R. Thompson, was born on July 31, 1911, in Nevada. His father, Reuben C. Thompson, taught the classics, history, and philosophy at the University of Nevada, later serving as Dean of Men. Bruce Thompson was a University of Nevada student from 1929-1932. He was a member of the debate team, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and the Sagebrush staff. He sang with the Reno Men's Chorus. He earned his law degree at Stanford Law School and was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1936. He married Ellen Creek, who had also been a University of Nevada student. In 1959, the Thompson Education Building on campus was named in honor of his father. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy appointed him to the Nevada federal district court, where he served until his death in 1992. He was active in the Federal District Judges Association. His oral history, taken in 1988, became part of the Nevada Legal Oral History Project, in collaboration with the University of Nevada Oral History Program.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by daughter of Bruce R. and Ellen C. Thompson in October 2015.
Title
A Guide to the Bruce R. Thompson Collection
Status
completed
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)