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Identifier: AC 0296
Abstract The Distinguished Nevadan award was established in 1958, when acting president William Wood proposed that such an award be made each year at commencement to recognize prominent individuals who are former or present residents of the state for their significant achievements contributing to the cultural, economic, scientific, or social advancement of Nevada, or for educational service to the state or nation. Records include brief biographical sketches of the recipients receiving the Distinguished...
Identifier: AC 0022
Overview The Friends of the University of Nevada was a group of alumni and concerned citizens. Helen Wittenberg, active in local affairs, served as secretary to the Friends and was married to Ralph Wittenberg, an attorney representing Frank Richardson who was a faculty member suspended and president of the local AAUP suspended by university president Minard W. Stout for distributing an article critical of education professors and supporting higher academic standards. Also active in the Friends were Etta...
Identifier: AC 0076
Overview Charlton G. Laird (1901-1984) was a linguist and professor of English at the University of Nevada, 1945-1968. In addition to his own publications, he co-authored English textbooks with Robert M. Gorrell, and a language book with wife, Helen Gent Laird. His correspondence includes folklorist and linguist Sven Liljeblad and his wife, Astrid; Nevada author Walter Van Tilburg Clark; Max and Michaline Urban, promoters for Latin American music in the United States; and Helen S. Carlson, author of a...
Identifier: AC 0284
Abstract The collection consists of Laird's personal and professional correspondence, personal journals, published and unpublished manuscripts, poetry, note cards, and audio tapes. In addition to his own numerous publications, both scholarly and fiction, he co-authored English text books with Robert M. Gorrell, and a language book with wife, Helen Gent Laird. His correspondence includes items from folklorist and linguist Sven Liljebland and his wife, Astrid; Nevada author Walter Van Tilburg Clark; Max...
Identifier: AC 0144
Overview Theodore H. Post joined the department of music at the University of Nevada in 1927, and was prominent in organizing community musical events. He organized the Reno Civic Chorus and Orchestra, and began Reno's Christmas tradition of presenting Handel's The Messiah. He also composed music and wrote lyrics. Others providing lyrics for his compositions include Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Ray Hackett, Dorothy Mendenhall, Bertha Raffetto, and Una L. Stephens. The collection contains music scores,...
Identifier: AC 0633
Abstract This collection consists of various editions of the University's song book, along with special events brochures that provide song lyrics or cheerleading yells.