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Elmer R. Rusco was a professor emeritus of Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno. Unpublished manuscript marked "rough draft," summarizes the statutes and resolutions regarding race passed by the legislatures of Nevada, territory and state, from 1860-1970; Nevada Supreme Court decisions arising from these actions; and opinions of the Attorney General regarding these laws (1971).
Primarily correspondence from council members David W. Heron and Russell Benedict regarding the Council's efforts to fight Nevada's civil rights problems.,Also included is a status report on the state-wide civil rights movement, 1964 demographics on Nevada, summaries of meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings.
This collection consists of the working files by Rusco and Sue Fawn Chung as editors of the Nevada public affairs review (1987, #2) and by contributing authors of articles on ethnic minorities in Nevada. Ethnic groups include Basques, Blacks, Chinese, American Indians, Japanese, Jews, Koreans, Mexican Americans, and Yugoslavs.
These papers, a continuation of collection number 88-28, resulted from an ethnic studies class at UNR in the fall, 1988 semester. Included are reviews of movies, written papers, taped interviews and interview transcripts of the following ethnic or religious groups in Nevada: Afro-Americans, Japanese, Italians, Jews, Portuguese, Thais, Native Americans, Micronesians, and Greeks. For other related materials see collection 88-28 by the same author.
- Minorities -- Nevada 3
- Nevada -- Race relations 3
- African Americans -- Nevada 2
- Civil rights -- Nevada 2
- Japanese -- Nevada 2
- Jews -- Nevada 2
- Basque Americans -- Nevada 1
- Chinese -- Nevada 1
- Greeks -- Nevada 1
- Italians -- Nevada 1
- Koreans -- Nevada 1
- Mexican Americans -- Nevada 1
- Micronesians 1
- Nevada -- Politics and government 1
- Nevada -- Race relations -- Law and legislation 1
- Portuguese -- Nevada 1
- Race -- Law and legislation -- Nevada 1
- Race relations -- Law and legislation -- Nevada 1
- Racism -- Nevada 1
- Thais -- Nevada 1 ∧ less
- Rusco, Elmer R. 3
- Chung, Sue Fawn 1
- Human Relations Council 1
- Nevada. Legislature 1
- Reno Area Human Relations Council 1