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Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies Records

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Identifier: 2001-01
Abstract Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountains Studies was founded in 1960 in Washoe Valley, Nevada by Richard and Maya Miller. The Millers and their associates believed there was a need for a non-governmental, non-profit research organization in the community of western Nevada/eastern California that would encourage, sponsor, and initiate scientific research, resource surveys and other natural history studies. Foresta was a pioneer in environmental education with its flagship programs being the...
Dates: 1849-2007; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1980

Nancy Gomes Papers

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Identifier: 93-24
Abstract Nancy Gomes (1926-1979) was a member of the Washoe County (Nevada) Board of Education, 1972-1976; and the Nevada State Assembly, 1976-1978 where she initiated legislation on public assistance, child welfare, adoption reform, and the initial Nevada juvenile code. Gomes was active in the League of Women Voters, the Center for Religious Life, and Women's Associates, a Consulting Firm. The collection documents two aspects of Ms. Gomes public life: her service on the Washoe County School Board,...
Dates: 1965-1978

Maya Miller Papers

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Identifier: 95-107
Abstract

Materials cover the life and work of philanthropist, feminist, political activist, and one-time Nevada U. S. Senate candidate, Maya Miller from the years 1953-2003. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, campaign materials, news clips, agendas, bulletins, reports, and audio/visual resources with particular emphasis placed on Miller's position as Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas-based community development corporation, Operation Life.

Dates: 1954-2003

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