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Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Millennium Project Interviews

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Identifier: 2012-14
Abstract Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Millennium was a joint project between the Reno Gazette Journal and the Nevada Humanities Committee in 1999 to document life in northern Nevada at the turn of the 21st Century. Interviews collected were the background for a series of articles in the Reno Gazette Journal. Collection contains 149 interview tapes conducted at town meetings and with individuals that documents life in northern...
Dates: 1999

John Ascuaga's Nugget Records

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Identifier: 2014-13
Abstract John Ascuaga's Nugget (originally called Dick Graves' Nugget), located in Sparks, Nevada, opened March 1955, starting as a small coffee shop with a handful of slot machines. John Ascuaga became the sole owner and operator of the Nugget until its sale (1960-2013). Over the next five decades, the Nugget experienced unprecedented growth and expansion into a 1,600-room casino-resort with more than 75,000 square feet of casino and convention space. Known for its hospitality, dining options,...
Dates: 1917-2014; Majority of material found within 1960-1990

Palace Club Records

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Identifier: 2015-34
Abstract The Palace Club was one of the first clubs to offer gaming after the State of Nevada legalized it in 1931. Giovanni (John) Petricciani purchased the Club in 1927; the family owned the Club until 1979 when they sold it to Harrah's Casino. Collection contains administrative, financial, and gaming materials related to the running of the Palace Club. Also included are materials from the Golden Hotel Resort, also owned by the Petricciani family, and a small number of financial records from St....
Dates: 1920-1984; Majority of material found within 1934-1945

Byrd Fanita Wall Sawyer Papers

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Identifier: NC536
Abstract

Manuscript and notes on the history of Nevada, including women teachers; Sparks and Churchill County, Nevada; and Paiute Indians. Also included are curriculum materials on Nevada history; correspondence about Sawyer's research, statistics on land ownership and use in Nevada, turkey production in the Fallon area, and copies of presidential executive orders establishing wildlife refugees in Nevada.

Dates: 1930-1963

Sally Zanjani Papers

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Identifier: 2013-04
Abstract

Sally Zanjani is a historian and former adjunct professor in the University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Department. She is the author of ten books and over sixty articles exploring the history of Nevada from the territorial period through the 19th century. Papers include research materials for Zanjani's numerous books and articles.

Dates: 1974-2016

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