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A Gathering of Governors Program

 Collection
Identifier: 94-24
Abstract

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

Vail Montgomery Pittman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC392
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1896-1964; Majority of material found within 1940-1964

Princess Mine and Milling Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC1131
Abstract

The Princess Mine and Milling Company was a mining operation in Candelaria, Nevada, begun in 1880. The collection contains correspondence, a cancelled check, and a miscellaneous lot of telegrams, payrolls, and invoices.

Dates: 1878-1904

Charles H. Russell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC350
Abstract Charles H. Russell was a Republican politician who served as a Nevada State Assemblyman, 1935-1946; U.S. Representative from Nevada, 1947-1949; Nevada Governor, 1951-1958; Director of the International Cooperation Administration to Paraguay, 1959-1963; and Assistant to the President and Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Nevada, 1963. The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks as well as administrative files for Russell's terms as U.S. Representative and governor,...
Dates: 1947-1958

Grant Sawyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 97-28
Abstract Grant Sawyer (1918-1996) 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. The collection includes 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...
Dates: 1939-1993

Sparks Family Papers

 Collection
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

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Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 3
Bible, Alan, 1909-1988 1
Bryan, Richard H. 1
Bunker, Berkeley Lloyd, 1906- 1
Channell, J. D. 1