Women -- Nevada
Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Frances Shellenberger describes her Mormon parents' emigration from England to Utah, father's work in pioneer Utah, childhood in a Mormon family, move to Lund and Preston, Nevada in about 1898 with a Mormon colonizing group, marriage to Walter Shellenberger in 1903, married life in the mining town of Ruth and in Ely, ranching in the Snake Valley, raising ten children, and involvement in Mormon church activities.,A brief genealogical chart is included.
Interview by Grace Danberg.,Recollections of household hardships in Virginia City, Nevada, and in the governor's mansion in Carson City.
Beta Sigma Phi began as a national women's sorority for self-improvement and community service during the Great Depression in 1931. Scrapbooks for three Lovelock, Nevada chapters include photographs, party favors, guest lists, clippings, and memorabilia (1939-1977).
Deeds transferring claims in the Birdsall Company, a Virginia City, Nevada silver mining company located on the Montour Ledge. Some of the claims owners were women.
Sheet music honoring the Tonopah Ambulance Regiment for service in World War I and A letter accompanying the gift from Barbara Horton Mighels, describes other war-related activities in Tonopah. The collection contains material from 1917 created by Dorothy Marett.
Clippings describe the golden wedding anniversary celebrations of Georgie and John B. Dangberg, Prominent ranchers in the Carson Valley of Nevada in 1945.
Mary Coffey (1920-2009) was active in Nevada women's rights movements and organizations including Soroptimist International of Nevada. The collection consists primarily of materials related to her interests in women's rights movements and organizations.
Newspaper clippings and video tape of reunions in 1979 and 1980 of former residents of Contact, Nevada. Contact is now a mining ghost town located between Wells and Jackpot, Nevada. Created by Esther Detweiler Early a former resident of Contact, Nevada and the first child born there.