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Ellin Berlin Papers

Identifier: 90-87
Abstract Materials relating to the research and preparation of Berlin's novel Silver Platter, about her grandmother Louise Mackay, the wife of one of the Comstock's Bonanza Kings, John Mackay. Berlin conducted her research from approximately 1947 through the publication of the book in 1957. Includes research notes and correspondence; early drafts and proofs of the novel; originals and copies of 19th and early 20th century newspapers, pamphlets and ephemera, mainly...
Dates: 1833-1973; Majority of material found within 1948-1957

Walter Van Tilburg Clark Papers

Identifier: NC527
Abstract Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909-1971) was a Western author, editor of the Alfred Doten diaries, lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno, and writer-in-residence at the University of Nevada, Reno, 1962-1971. The collection includes notes for class and public lectures; manuscripts of, and notes about Clark's term papers, short stories, articles, and novels, both published and unpublished; scrapbooks containing material related to published works, such as dust jackets, letters received,...
Dates: 1905-1997; Majority of material found within 1927-1971

Virginia Coffman Papers

Identifier: 2005-23

Virginia Coffman (1914-2005) was an American novelist best known for her Gothic novels. The collection consists primarily of materials related to Coffman's career as a popular novelist, including manuscript drafts, notes, proposals, and newspaper clippings, as well as articles, screenplay ideas, and correspondence relating to her film and screenwriter career. A small amount of personal and family material is also included.

Dates: 1907-1989; Majority of material found within 1959-1974

James F. Downs Papers

Identifier: 99-38
Abstract Included are resumes for James F. Downs and his company, International Bridge, Inc.; obituaries; letters by Downs written in India while on a research expedition to Tibet; unpublished articles and books on anthropological topics, Japanese-U.S. relations, and horses in Japan; articles by Downs' former professor, Dr. Warren L. D'Azevedo; and U.S. Navy training manuals, mostly historic in nature (1859-1999). Downs taught anthropology at the graduate and undergraduate level at a number of major...
Dates: 1859-1999; Majority of material found within 1951-1999

Clel Georgetta Papers

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

Myrick Land Papers

Identifier: 2006-21

Myrick Land (1922-1998) was a journalism professor, freelance writer and author who served on the University of Nevada, Reno journalism faculty from 1976-1979 and 1982-1993. Collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and material related to Land's career as a journalism professor and writer.

Dates: 1959-1999

Robert Laxalt Papers

Identifier: 85-09

Manuscripts, reviews, correspondence, printed material, personal and family papers of Nevada author Paul Laxalt between 1936-1996;1950-1985.

Dates: 1936-1996; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1985

Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention Ephemera Collection

Identifier: NC1300

The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) held its 69th annual convention in Reno, Nevada, August 17-21, 2011. Also known as Renovation, the convention celebrates science fiction and fantasy writing and its portrayal in film and television. Collection contains memorabilia, postcards, and other ephemeral information collected at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention.

Dates: 2011

William T. and Ann H. Scott Papers

Identifier: 95-92
Abstract Husband and wife William Taussig Scott (1916-1999) and Ann Herbert Scott (1929-2018) lived in Reno, Nevada, between 1961-1995. William taught physics and philosophy of science at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1961-1981 and conducted research in cloud physics at the Desert Research Institute from 1965-1975. Ann was an author of children's books and a book on the U.S. Census. The collection consists of the personal papers and professional records of Ann and William Scott and their...
Dates: 1833-1994

The thirteenth vibration

Identifier: 87-17

Manuscript novel set around 1900 in Paris, about an American physician at the Pasteur Institute. Created by Agnes Rouget de Lisle.

Dates: undated

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