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Graham Erskine Records

Identifier: 83-08

Graham Erskine (1911-1991) was an architect who came to Reno, Nevada in 1947 and was active in designing commercial and institutional buildings in Reno and Carson City during the middle twentieth century. His papers consist primarily with specifications and contracts for his architectural work as well as a small number of personal papers, and photographs. Materials from 1948-1989.

Dates: 1948-1989

Sparks Historic Preservation Papers

Identifier: 93-12
Abstract Lenore Marie Kosso was formerly a manuscript curator at the Special Collections Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Field notes and photographs of historic structures in Sparks, Nevada, compiled for a class in historic preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno. Included are notes about the Southern Pacific Railroad depot, New Hope Covenant Church and neighboring house, Sparks Guest House, four residences, and a commercial building occupied by Harry's Business Machines, Inc....
Dates: 1983

Nevada Archaeological Survey Reports

Identifier: NC1243
Abstract Begun in 1966, the Nevada Archeological Survey (NAS) was originally a unit of the Desert Research Institute and later became part of the University of Nevada Anthropology Department. The purpose of the NAS was to coordinate all the archeological work in the state of Nevada and foster cooperation between individuals and institutions working in Nevada archeology. The collection contains reports of archeological investigations of historic and prehistoric sites in northern Nevada and...
Dates: 1973-1981

John Ascuaga's Nugget Records

Identifier: 2014-13
Abstract John Ascuaga's Nugget (originally called Dick Graves' Nugget), located in Sparks, Nevada, opened March 1955, starting as a small coffee shop with a handful of slot machines. John Ascuaga became the sole owner and operator of the Nugget until its sale (1960-2013). Over the next five decades, the Nugget experienced unprecedented growth and expansion into a 1,600-room casino-resort with more than 75,000 square feet of casino and convention space. Known for its hospitality, dining options,...
Dates: 1917-2014; Majority of material found within 1960-1990

Byrd Fanita Wall Sawyer Papers

Identifier: NC536

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

Sparks Family Papers

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

University of Nevada, Reno, Ethnological Archives

Identifier: 92-09
Abstract Included are students' final field reports; administrative correspondence, grant applications and reports; reference material distributed to students; and research material compiled by Drs. Warren d'Azevedo and Catherine Fowler on kinship in Washington County, Utah, and Reno, Nevada.,Topics of student reports include the Washo, Paiute, and Shoshone Indians of northern Nevada; Navaho at Kaibito, New Mexico; Indians on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; Samoans in the San Francisco Bay area,...
Dates: 1960-1977

Washoe County Title Guaranty Company Abstract of Title, Prater's Addition to Sparks

Identifier: NC1103

The Washoe County Title Guaranty Company was a title company located in Reno, Nevada. The collection contains chain of title for two lots, 13 and 14, in Sparks, Nevada citing all owners, mortgages, and liens.

Dates: 1924

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