Reno (Nev.) -- History
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Nellie Beasley Papers
Essay on Sarah Ann Lyell Holcomb
Essay about the author's grandmother, Sarah Ann Lyell Holcomb, 1844-1921, briefly describes the Lyell family's trip to Nevada in 1864, Sarah's everyday life, and her family.
Midtown Oral History Project Records
The Midtown History Project was initiated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) in 2015 as part of its Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project. The collection contains transcripts, audio files, digital photographs, and copyright forms for the Midtown Oral History Project from 2015 to 2019.
Reno Divorce Ephemera Collection
Reno, Nevada's reputation for granting a quick divorce was widely known and often featured in print and film in the early to mid 20th century. The two publications, one from 1923 and another from 1936, included in this collection are examples of the kind of material published about Reno's divorce industry.
Raymond I. Smith Biography
Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith (1887-1967) owned the Harold's Club in Reno, Nevada. The collection contains an anecdotal biography by an unknown author that describes Smith's personality, Reno, and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.
Sparks Family Papers
Vaughn Middle School Oral History Project Records
In 1980, seventh and eight grade students from Vaughn Middle School Academically Talented Program interviewed Reno, Nevada community members on the topics of working and life in Reno, Nevada in the 1930s, following the model of author Studs Terkel. The collection contains 15 audio tape interviews conducted by the students that record the interviewees' thoughts on how they felt about their work, family conflicts, job satisfaction, ethical considerations, and pay.