Anita Anacabe Family Papers

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0509
Identifier: BAQ093


3 letters 1938-1939 correspondance with Basque Delegation in The U.S.A.. 8 rolls of cash register receipts and many flat receipts from 1965. 1 Calendar from 1979.


  • 1938-1979

Language of Materials note

The main language of the papers is English for the receipts and calendar. The three letters are in Spanish.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Anita Anacabe Franzoia was born and raised in Elko, Nevada. Her father, Joe, came to Nevada in 1901 and her mother, Margaret, in 1953. Both her parents immigrated from Bizkaia. She has owned and operated Anacabe's Store/ Elko General Merchandise since 1976. The business was started in the early 1920s in Northern Nevada and has been in the present location since 1936. She graduated from Boise State University in 1977, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Education with an emphasis in Distributive Education and a minor in Spanish. She spent one year with the UNR, BSU program in OƱati, Gipuzkoa.

Anita is a current member of the Euzkaldunak clubs in Elko and Boise and has served as a NABO representative for Elko. Three times she has been president of Elko Euzkaldunak. She is part-time faculty at Great Basin College in Elko teaching Spanish and Basque and has been a past GBC Foundation member and current Nursing Advisory Board Member.

Anita is married to Michael J. Franzoia, former mayor of Elko (1995-2011), who also attended the Basque Studies Program in Donostia. She has four children: Teresa, Andrea, Mateo and Kristina.


THE WILLIAM A. DOUGLASS CENTER FOR BASQUE STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO. Oroitzapenak. Voices from the Basque Country. Anita Anacabe Franzoia [Online]


1 Cubic Feet (1 Box)

A guide to the papers of Anita Anacabe Family Papers.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

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