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The Nevada branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was organized in 1966 although there were individuals in the state who were active in the national organization during the 1920s and 1930s. Included are minutes of the northern Nevada chapter, southern Nevada chapter, and state board meetings; administrative and issues correspondence; bylaws; organizational history; membership statistics; complaints and litigation files; subject files; and newspaper clippings.
Russell G. Benedict was a Nevada civil rights activist. Collection contains paper from 1965 prepared for the Civil Liberties Committee, Western States Democratic Conference which considers the Nevada population by race, the status of blacks in Las Vegas, the Equal Rights Commission, civil rights legislation, human rights conferences, and political morality.
Petition to President Lyndon Johnson and Nevada Senators Alan Bible and Howard Cannon urging the passage of civil rights legislation.
The Equal Rights Committee's function was to examine and recommend improvements to the equal rights laws of Nevada and establish a budget for the Equal Rights Commission of the State of Nevada for the coming biennium. Included are minutes for meetings in January and February, 1969, and the committee's report to the Nevada Council for Civic Order Through Social Justice (1969).
Henry Hardy Hogan (1834-1902) was a Reno, Nevada doctor who settled in Nevada in 1864. The collection contains album of newspaper clippings about Nevada including history of the Reno Civil War veterans, inequality of blacks and whites, a mining story, letter to the state legislature about the location of the Insane Asylum, and poems of and obituary of Hogan and others.
The collection contains administrative records such as minutes, financial documents, and membership rolls for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Reno-Sparks Branch and The Society to Underwrite Racial Equality (SURE). In addition the series documents the status of racial discrimination in the Reno-Sparks area through the varied surveys and reports and materials from the national NAACP organization (1951-1965).
Nevada Commission on Equal Rights of Citizens was a statutory agency of the state of Nevada which mediated complaints of unlawful discrimination and denial or limitation of service by places of public accommodation. These materials, gathered by Commissioner Robert Gorrell, include minutes, reports, complaints, and correspondence. Material between 1965-1966.
This collection consists of the working files by Rusco and Sue Fawn Chung as editors of the Nevada public affairs review (1987, #2) and by contributing authors of articles on ethnic minorities in Nevada. Ethnic groups include Basques, Blacks, Chinese, American Indians, Japanese, Jews, Koreans, Mexican Americans, and Yugoslavs.
Bertha Woodard was a resident of Sparks, Nevada and employed by the Washoe Medical Center. She was involved in many organizations. Woodard's speech briefly describes the civil rights movement in Nevada, her participation in the 1963 "March on Washington" on behalf of the civil rights movement, and the March 1983 commemorative march "Peace, jobs and freedom" rally, also in Washington D.C. Material from September 11, 1983.
- Civil rights -- Nevada 9
- African Americans -- Nevada 4
- Minorities -- Nevada 3
- Japanese -- Nevada 2
- Jews -- Nevada 2
- Nevada -- Race relations 2
- Race discrimination -- Nevada 2
- Abortion -- Nevada 1
- Affirmative action programs -- Nevada 1
- Alternatives to imprisonment -- Nevada 1
- American poetry -- Nevada 1
- Basque Americans -- Nevada 1
- Chinese -- Nevada 1
- Civil rights -- Nevada -- History 1
- Discrimination -- Nevada 1
- Discrimination in public accommodations -- Nevada 1
- Equal rights amendments -- Nevada 1
- Gay rights -- Nevada 1
- Greeks -- Nevada 1
- Italians -- Nevada 1
- Koreans -- Nevada 1
- Mexican Americans -- Nevada 1
- Micronesians 1
- Nevada -- History 1
- Portuguese -- Nevada 1
- Prisons -- Nevada 1
- Race discrimination -- California 1
- Thais -- Nevada 1 ∧ less
- Benedict, Russell G. 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
- Rusco, Elmer R. 2
- American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada 1
- Bailey, William, 1903- 1
- Chung, Sue Fawn 1
- Colley, Nathaniel Sextus, 1918- 1
- Grand Army of the Republic 1
- Hogan, Henry Hardy 1
- Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
- March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.) 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Reno-Sparks Branch 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. West Coast Region 1
- Nevada Commission on Equal Rights of Citizens 1
- Nevada Council for Civil Order Through Social Justice. Equal Rights Committee 1
- Nevada Mental Health Institute 1
- Peace, jobs and freedom rally (Washington, D.C.: 1983) 1
- Primadonna Club 1
- Rucker, Mary 1
- Society to Underwrite Racial Equality 1
- Springer, Charles (Resident of Nev.) 1
- United States Commission on Civil Rights. Nevada Advisory Committee 1
- University of Nevada System 1
- Woodard, Bertha, 1916- 1
- Woodard, Ulysses 1 ∧ less