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George A. Bartlett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC1253
Abstract George Arthur Bartlett (1869-1951) was a Nevada lawyer; District Attorney of Eureka County, 1898-1900; District Court Judge of Reno, 1918 and 1921-1930; U.S. Representative from Nevada, 1906-1910; and author of the book Men, Women, and Conflict, 1931, which was revised and reissued in 1947 as Is Marriage Necessary? Bartlett's obituaries claimed he granted more than 20,000 divorces, earning him the sobriquet of "the...
Dates: 1869-1953

Mary Cutlip Bean Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 95-10
Abstract Mary Cutlip Bean (1939- ), was born in Reno, Nevada and raised at the Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch where her parents, Wayne and Bernice (Hood) Cutlip, worked as a wrangler and secretary, respectively. The collection includes materials related to the Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch (also known as the Sage Dude Ranch); horse breeding; Wayne and Bernice Cutlip; ranch owners Alva Lasalle (Beau) Kitselman, Marjorie Kitselman Hanson Rautzahn, and Leslie Kitselman Figeroa; ranch manager and horse breeder...
Dates: 1934-1967

Iris Blaisdell Collection on Palomino Guest Ranch

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-71
Abstract

Iris Blaisdell and her mother traveled to the Palomino Guest Ranch in Reno, Nevada from New York City in order for her mother to obtain a divorce from her father. Collection contains one page of stationary from the Palomino Guest Ranch and Iris Blaisdell's recollections of the four months spent at the ranch from November 1952-February 1953 while her mother established residency in Nevada for a divorce.

Dates: 1952-1953

Harry Wilmot Drackert Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 91-49
Abstract

Harry (1904-1990) and Joan Deeley (1914-1991) Drackert owned and operated the Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch, the Donner Trails, Guest Ranch, the Silver Circle Guest Ranch, and Indian Territory, Inc. store). The collection consists of records and papers of the Drackert's three guest ranches and their store as well as papers of Harry Drackert's parents, Charles E. and Alice Richtmyer Drackert.

Dates: 1869-1994

Clel Georgetta Papers

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Identifier: 99-42
Abstract Clel Evan Georgetta (1901-1979) was White Pine County's Assemblyman for two terms and a member of the Nevada Republican State Central Committee (1935-1942). He was instrumental in passing the six-week divorce residency requirement and authored laws on range and water rights. The collection includes typescripts of Georgetta's fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, both published and unpublished, much of it based on Nevada themes, characters, and locales; personal diaries letters to daughter...
Dates: 1916-1979

Franklin Harding letter to E.S. Giles

 Collection
Identifier: 92-04
Abstract

Franklin Harding was a Nevada miner, speculator, and would-be author who was living in Topaz, California at the time he wrote this letter on July 8, 1935. Harding's letter to E.S. Giles in Goldfield, Nevada, discussed his unsuccessful Nevada mining ventures and several books he proposed to write.

Dates: July 8, 1935

William and Sandra McGee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-12
Abstract

William L. "Bill" and Sandra McGee are authors who have published extensively on a variety of subjects, including the Nevada divorce industry. The collection contains research and other materials related to the writing of The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler, published in 2004.

Dates: 1953-2003

Mella Harmon Divorce Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-22
Abstract

Primary research and secondary materials collected for master's thesis "Divorce and Economic Opportunity in Reno, Nevada during the Great Depression" University of Nevada, Reno 1998. Includes primary research data sheets, books, magazines, photos, postcards, notes, copies of articles, and movie poster for "Maisie Goes to Reno."

Dates: 1990-2010

Reno Divorce Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-14
Abstract

Reno, Nevada's reputation for granting a quick divorce was widely known and often featured in print and film in the early to mid 20th century. The two publications, one from 1923 and another from 1936, included in this collection are examples of the kind of material published about Reno's divorce industry.

Dates: 1923; 1936

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