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John W. Mackay Statue Rededication

Identifier: AC 0363
The collection consists of university publications, announcements, newspaper clippings, invitations, correspondence, and photographs of the family and the events in April 1996. It also includes a copy of a biography of Clarence Mackay by Robert M. Hawkins, which was written in 1961 when Hawkins was a student at the University of Nevada.

In addition, there are two videocassettes. The first cassette records the rededication ceremony in front of the Mackay Statue. Among the speakers are University President Joseph Crowley, Associated Students President Daniel Oster, Gwen Mackay, and John Tyson. The second videocassette records an interview with Gwen Mackay, a KOLO television newscast on the rededication, a report by John Tyson on pouring gold bricks at the Newmont Mine, and a blast at the Newmont Mine in Carlin, Nevada.


  • 1996


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Originally dedicated on June 10, 1908, the John Mackay Statue was rededicated by the Mackay School of Mines on April 25, 1996. Collection contains materials created for the rededication ceremony.

Administrative History

The John W. Mackay statue and the Mackay School of Mines building, were originally dedicated on June 10, 1908 in honor of John W. Mackay by his wife and his son, Marie Louise Mackay and Clarence Hungerford Mackay. The statue, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, was rededicated on April 25, 1996, with descendants of John and Marie Louise Mackay in attendance. An itinerary was planned for the family that included a tour of the Coeur Rochester Mine (Lovelock, Nevada), Newmont Mine (Carlin, Nevada), and a trip to Virginia City, Nevada.


Arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Mati Stephens in 1996.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the University Archives Photo Archives as collection number UNRA-P3578.
A Guide to the Records of the John W. Mackay Statue Rededication
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Repository Details

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

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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