Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:
Nevadans for ERA Records
Abstract Records for Nevadans for the Equal Rights Amendment (NERA) and Northern NERA include minutes, correspondence, bylaws, incorporation certificate, financial reports, reports on the legal status and sexual discrimination against women in Nevada and other western states, brochures about the Nevada and national ERA forces, and newspaper clippings (pro and con) about the Equal Rights Amendment.,Ephemera includes button badges, bumper stickers, parade banner, and a necklace. Material between...
Vail Montgomery Pittman Papers
Abstract Vail Montgomery Pittman was a Nevada newspaperman, State Senator (1925-1929), Lieutenant Governor (1943-1945), Governor (1945-1950), and Democratic National Committeeman from Nevada (1955-1961). Married to Ida Brewington, 1919; brother of Nevada U.S. Senator Key Pittman. Papers, primarily correspondence, are to Pittman from personal, business, and political associates. Major correspondents include Alan Bible, Berkeley Bunker, Pat McCarran, Lester Moody, Drew Pearson, Key Pittman, Mimosa...
Dates: 1896-1964; Majority of material found within 1940-1964
Planned Parenthood of Northern Nevada Records
Abstract Planned Parenthood of Northern Nevada was established in Reno in 1971 as Planned Parenthood of Washoe County, Inc.; the first clinic opened in November 1971. The collection contains administrative records that include executive board minutes and reports, bylaws, certificate of incorporation, executive board membership rosters, newsletters, brochures, history of the organization, Nevada sex education and abortion legislative history, news releases and correspondence, and newspaper...
Ellen Goodrich Priest Papers
Abstract Ellen Priest (1894-1982) was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Nevada, the Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs, the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxilliary, and the Leisure Hour Club. The collection includes Priest's writings on historical topics such as the Sutro Tunnel, Nevada governor Roswell Keyes Colcord, and Fort Churchill; speeches presented by Priest, usually on a literary theme; DAR handbooks, yearbooks, and scrapbooks from Nevada chapters and the...
William J. Raggio Papers
Abstract William J. Raggio, a Republican, was Nevada's longest serving state senator: his tenure lasted from 1972 until his resignation in 2011. For most of his senatorial career Raggio was widely considered to be the unequaled master of the legislative process. He served as the Assistant District Attorney of Washoe County from 1952-1958, and later as the District Attorney from 1958-1970. During his time in the District Attorney's office, he handled a number of high profile cases, including one with...
Reno/Sparks YWCA Records
Abstract YWCA Nevada is an affiliate of YWCA USA, and the first officially established YWCA in Las Vegas since November 2014. YWCA’s impact spans more than 160 years and serves more than 25 million women and girls. Reno-Sparks YWCA Records include minutes, yearly and special reports, correspondence, strategic plans and policies, organizational histories, program documentation, scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs.Researchers are fortunate to have available numerous sets of minutes of...
Silas Earl Ross Papers
Abstract Silas Earl Ross (1887-1975) was a Nevada funeral director (Ross-Burke Company); member of University of Nevada-Reno faculty (1909-1914) and Board of Regents (1932-1956). Active in the Freemasons from 1908-1975, Ross served as the Nevada Grand Master. Ross also served as chair of the Nevada State Republican Central Committee and Reno City Councilman. He was married to Emily Coffin in 1913; they had one son, Silas Earl Ross Jr. (1916-1967). The collection includes autobiographical and...
Gladys Belknap Rowley Scrapbooks
Abstract Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of the column "Reno review" from the Nevada state journal between 1938-1956 and created by Gladys Belknap Rowley; plus correspondence related to the column; columns written by Brewster Adams ("Values in the rough") containing comments directed to Rowley; and comments, compliments, and critique she received about her work. Subjects of the columns generally about Reno, Rowley's family, the home front during World War II, experiences of Reno men in the war,...
Charles H. Russell Papers
Abstract Charles H. Russell was a Republican politician who served as a Nevada State Assemblyman, 1935-1946; U.S. Representative from Nevada, 1947-1949; Nevada Governor, 1951-1958; Director of the International Cooperation Administration to Paraguay, 1959-1963; and Assistant to the President and Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Nevada, 1963. The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks as well as administrative files for Russell's terms as U.S. Representative and governor,...
Grant Sawyer Papers
Abstract Grant Sawyer (1918-1996) served as the governor of Nevada from 1959-1967 and during his term created the state Equal Rights Commission, pushed for economic development and diversity in the state, and created the Gaming Control Act of 1959 and Nevada Gaming Commission. The collection includes newspaper clippings from Nevada newspapers documenting Sawyer's years as governor; certificates; photographs; paintings; plaques; and artifacts such as campaign hats, ribbon cutting scissors, flags, and...