Mary Sue Ferrell University Ephemera Collection
Scope and Contents
The Mary Sue Ferrell University Ephemera Collection includes a University of Nevada Teenage Opportunity Program patch, University of Nevada, Reno Centennial lapel pin and a blue, six-sided UNR pin.
- circa 1965-1971
- University of Nevada, Reno (Organization)
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.
Mary Sue Ferrell moved to Reno, Nevada with her family from Colorado while she was in high school. As a high school student, she worked in the University of Nevada, Reno's Getchell Library as part of the Teenage Opportunity Program during the summer in the late 1960s. Because of this opportunity, Ferrell decided to attend college at UNR, where she worked in Getchell Library while pursuing her degree in history; she graduated in 1971. Her time spent working in Getchell greatly influenced her decision to pursue a career as a librarian. In the fall of 1971, she relocated to the University of Kentucky to pursue her Master's in Library Science.
Ferrell's first job as a professional librarian was working for and heading up the library at Western Nevada Community College. Eventually her career took her to California, where she worked as the Executive Director of the California Library Association until she retired. Ferrell continued to support UNR's University Libraries over the years through philanthropy. Her donations boosted the Libraries' ability to create programs and exhibits that enhance the college experience of those attending UNR.
0.21 Linear Feet (3 items)
Language of Materials
Mary Sue Ferrell graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1971 with a Bachelor's of Arts in History. Collection contains a Teenage Opportunity Program patch, a UNR Centennial lapel pin, and a blue UNR pin.
Arranged without hierarchy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mary Sue Ferrell in September 2012.
Photographs transferred to the University Archives Photo Archives as collection number UNRA-P3547.
- Guide to the Mary Sue Ferrell University Ephemera Collection
- Jessica Maddox
- December 2017
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