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Grant Sawyer Papers

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Identifier: 97-28
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...
Dates: 1939-1993

Sparks Family Papers

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Identifier: 2015-24
Overview 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 M....
Dates: 1835-2009; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1910

Transcript of testimony taken under oath under Senate Joint Resolution #6, by Banking Investigating Committee

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Identifier: NC358
Abstract Testimonies include statements by Acting Governor Morley Griswold and accounting statements from various firms affected by the bank closings.
Dates: 1933

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University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department 12
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