Women -- West (U.S.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 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,...
Overview Imogene Evelyn Young (Jean) Ford (1929-1998) served in the Nevada State Assembly (1972-19760 and in the Nevada State Senate from Clark County, District 3 (1977-1982). The collection includes clippings, correspondence, and political handouts for Mary L. Gojack's 1982 campaign for U.S. Congresswoman from Nevada, and 1988 Nevada campaigns for local and federal offices; and printed materials on the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, women's rights and legal status, age and sex...
Abstract Primarily reminiscences of Mrs. Hewes' father, his friends and associates such as mine superintendent William Irwin and Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, and his business interests. Also included are memoirs of Clair's mother, Florence Evelyn Kingsley Waters Hofer, her family's overland journey to Placerville, California, Clair's childhood there and in Gold Hill, Nevada, and famous Nevada friends.
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.
Abstract Arma McCusker was part owner of the Nevada newspaper, the Virginia City news from 1949-1952. Contains story of the author's experiences as part owner of the Virginia City news, along with Aldo Perino and Milo Saling; also descriptions and history of Virginia City, Nevada.
Abstract Anna Margarethe Fredricksen were natives of Denmark who came to Nevada where Dagmar attended the University of Nevada. Anna's reminiscences describe the conditions under which she and her sister Dagmar mined in the Nevada desert (1940).
Abstract Biographical essay about Selina Walker Hammond, 1841-1921, a Mormon who pioneered in the Eagle Valley of southern Nevada with her husband John.
Overview Helen Herr was a Las Vegas, Nevada realtor and the first woman elected to the Nevada State Sentae. The collection includes newspaper clippings, certificates, and photographs related to Herr's profession as a realtor in Las Vegas, Nevada, and her political activities; and personal photographs.
Abstract 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.
Abstract Correspondence from Mildred to various relatives, genealogical data sheet (blank) for the Hoover family, and photos of Hoover, Stanley, and Carr family members.,One letter speaks of Mildred's membership in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.