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Cooke Family Papers

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Identifier: 2013-20
Abstract Thomas Arthur "Tom" Cooke was a prominent and well-respected lawyer in Reno. He married Martha Patricia "Patty" Herz while in college at the University of Nevada in the early 1940s. The Cooke family was involved in a variety of environmental, recreational, and historic preservation projects and initiatives that sought to improve northern Nevada. Materials cover some aspects of the lives and careers of members of the Cooke and Herz families. Topics include Democratic politics in Nevada,...
Dates: 1855-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-2000

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 The collection includes typescripts of Georgetta's fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, both published and unpublished, much of it based on Nevada themes, characters, and locales; personal diaries letters to daughter...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

Sparks Family Papers

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Identifier: 2015-24
Abstract John Sparks was a native of Mississippi that made his fortune in the cattle business and banking in Texas and Wyoming Territory after the Civil War. He married Nancy Elnora Knight in 1880 and moved to Elko County, Nevada where he continued cattle ranching operations. In 1902, Sparks became the 10th governor of Nevada, but passed away while in office during his second term in May 1908. Sparks was survived by his wife and four children: Maud Sparks McKenzie, Benton Hackett Sparks, Charles...
Dates: 1835-2011; Majority of material found within 1880-1910

J. Robert Wagner Papers

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Identifier: 89-75
Abstract J. Robert Wagner was a delage to the 1988 Washoe County Republican Convention and Nevada Republican Convention. The collection contains correspondence to Wagner from Steve Wark, Nevada State Republican Chairman and other Republican party officials regarding the 1988 presidential elections; an agenda, pamphlets, application, party platform statements, and convention rules for the 1988 Washoe County and Nevada Republican conventions; and a newsletter, The Washoe...
Dates: 1975-1988

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