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First Baptist Church of Reno Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC1108
Abstract The First Baptist Church of Reno was established in Reno, Nevada in 1875 as a spin-off of an earlier congregation in Virginia City, Nevada. It was governed by a Board of Trustees; a number of societies and circles were organized for women, youth, and men. Reverand C. L. Fisher was the first minister; the Reverand Brewster Adams was one of the most prominent ministers (1910-1946) and civic leaders. The Church also established mission churches in Verdi, Nevada in 1896, and East Reno (Sparks,...
Dates: 1860-2003

The Gentry history: from Essex, England to the western United States

 Collection
Identifier: 91-10
Abstract

History of the family of Samuel and Elizabeth Davis Gentry, Mormons who immigrated from England to Utah in 1864 and whose descendents settled in parts of Utah and southern Nevada. The collection contains material from 1983 created by Lillian G. Barnum.

Dates: 1983

Essay about Selina Walker Hammond

 Collection
Identifier: 90-29
Abstract

Biographical essay about Selina Walker Hammond, 1841-1921, a Mormon who pioneered in the Eagle Valley of southern Nevada with her husband John.

Dates: 1952

Beatrice Fettic Jones Papers

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Identifier: 84-02
Abstract

Primarily, legal documents such as deeds and probate cases; and accounts of the earliest non-indigenous settlers in Nevada, specifically the Motts, Fettics, and Brockliss'. Miscellaneous materials include report card and diploma from Mottsville schools, newspaper clippings, genealogical worksheets, Nevada centennial programs, an autograph album, and scrapbook of 19th and 20th century advertising art. Created by Beatrice Fettic Jones from 1859-1964.

Dates: 1859-1964

Nevada Centennial Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC53
Abstract

Nevada Centennial Commission was an organization formed to promote and plan for Nevada's statehood centennial celebration in 1964. Collection contains questionnaires from each county about early settlers in Nevada, press releases, bulletins, seal and medallion, and final report, from 1964.

Dates: 1964

Byrd Fanita Wall Sawyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC536
Abstract

Manuscript and notes on the history of Nevada, including women teachers; Sparks and Churchill County, Nevada; and Paiute Indians. Also included are curriculum materials on Nevada history; correspondence about Sawyer's research, statistics on land ownership and use in Nevada, turkey production in the Fallon area, and copies of presidential executive orders establishing wildlife refugees in Nevada.

Dates: 1930-1963

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