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Abstract Grant Sawyer was a Nevadan, democrat, and governor of Nevada. Newspaper clippings about Nevada Congressman Walter Baring (democrat) include articles about Baring, his personal appearances, and his politics (1964-1966).
Overview 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, Washoe...
Dates: 1855-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-2000
Overview The Gathering of Governors was a special live broadcast on KNPB Channel 5 featuring four former and one current Nevada governors discussing their experiences. The collection contains the program for the broadcast.
Dates: 1993 April 14
Overview Vail Montgomery Pittman was a Nevada newspaperman, State Senator (1925-1929), Lieutenant Governor (1943-1945), Governor (1945-1950), and Democratic National Committeeman from Nevada (1955-1961). Married to Ida Brewington, 1919; brother of Nevada U.S. Senator Key Pittman. Papers, primarily correspondence, are to Pittman from personal, business, and political associates. Major correspondents include Alan Bible, Berkeley Bunker, Pat McCarran, Lester Moody, Drew Pearson, Key Pittman, Mimosa (Mrs....
Dates: 1896-1964; Majority of material found within 1940-1964
Abstract Grant Sawyer served as the governor of Nevada from 1959-1967 and during his term created the state Equal Rights Commission, pushed for economic development and diversity in the state, and created the Gaming Control Act of 1959 and Nevada Gaming Commission. Included are newspaper clippings from Nevada newspapers documenting Sawyer's years as governor; certificates; photographs; paintings; plaques; and artifacts such as campaign hats, ribbon cutting scissors, flags, and small statues. Material...