Women -- West (U.S.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:


Identifier: NC628
Abstract Handwritten lyrics to songs about Nevada and also popular tunes of the time; not composed by Requa.
Dates: 1891-1893

Marie Louise Coffin Summerfield Papers

Identifier: NC941
Abstract Marie Louise Coffin Summerfield was a Carson City, Nevada resident, widow of Trenmore Coffin, Sr. and Sardis Summerfield; and a member and officer of the Western Federation of Women's Clubs. Collection includes correspondence about financial matters, the closure of the estate of Trenmore Coffin, and the withdrawal of her investments from a California savings and loan during the Depression; school records of her son Trenmore at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis; tax bills; and history and...
Dates: 1904-1932

The Tonopah ladies

Identifier: NC1090
Abstract Analysis of presence of cultured women in Tonopah (Nevada) during the boom town period of the early 1900s, using published first-hand accounts and fiction.
Dates: undated

The tragedy in Virginia City

Identifier: NC831
Abstract Poem on a broadside lamenting the economic decline of Virginia City, Nevada, and the Comstock Lode.,Tipped into the book the Drama of Virginia City (copyright 1925 by the Nevada Branch of the American Association of University Women); a reprint of Eliot Lord's Comstock mining and miners, monograph IV of the U.S.G.S., 1881; Special Collections call number F849.V8 L7 c.3.
Dates: [1925

Truckee Meadows Quilters' Club Records

Identifier: 92-01
Abstract The Truckee Meadows Quilters quilt club (hereafter referred to as TMQ or the Club) was organized in 1978 by local quilters and quilt lovers to promote quilting and to learn more about the art through study and sharing. Included are minutes, bylaws, correspondence, newsletters, quilt show programs, and membership rosters between 1980-2005.
Dates: 1980-2005

Washo Research Notes

Identifier: 98-17
Abstract Dr. Anita Spring's field notes documenting Washo Indian marriage customs at Dresslerville, Nevada, include genealogies, marriage and life histories, kin relationships, children, residence and households, courtship, divorce and separation, and census data. Also included are Washo terminology for specific topics, maps and photographs of all buildings at Dresslerville, and drafts of Spring's thesis. Spring was a graduate student in anthropology. Material from 1965.
Dates: 1965

Diary of Lovina Walker Weeks of her trip across the plains, with notes by her daughter Florence Weeks Blacow

Identifier: 92-45
Abstract Lovina Walker Weeks' diary provides brief daily descriptions of the wagon journey and is supplemented by comments of her daughter, Florence, who was eight at the time of the trip. Created between April 21-August 28, 1859.
Dates: April 21-August 28, 1859

When Darkness Covers Me

Identifier: NC468
Abstract Ms poem signed, which begins "Lord give me strength my life while alone, if life so wills, ....",Includes a rough draft and polished copy on stationery from Oakleigh, Santa Barbara, California.
Dates: 1903

Women in business: a resource directory of women in business

Identifier: 92-42
Abstract Directories of women in business in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City, Nevada; and Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Included are a list of types of business owned or operated by women, list of businesswomen, and copies of their business cards and description of their businesses. Material from 1984, 1985.
Dates: 1984, 1985

Women in Politics Collection

Identifier: 92-40
Overview Jean Ford was a Nevada State Senator, educator, and consultant. The collection contains materials on Nevada women in elected office, appointed positions, and politics, and includes directories, newspaper clippings, and workshop materials.
Dates: 1970-1992