African Americans -- Nevada

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

African-Americans in Reno, Nevada Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 89-53
Abstract

Reno, Nevada newspaper articles, advertisement, and theater playbill about black residents and the civil rights movement in Reno.

Dates: 1958-1965

Civil Rights in Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: NC1023
Abstract

Russell G. Benedict was a Nevada civil rights activist. Collection contains paper from 1965 prepared for the Civil Liberties Committee, Western States Democratic Conference which considers the Nevada population by race, the status of blacks in Las Vegas, the Equal Rights Commission, civil rights legislation, human rights conferences, and political morality.

Dates: 1965

Cordell Jones Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: NC1388
Abstract

Cordell Jones was an African American boxer in Nevada in the 1950s. The collection contains one scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Jones, boxing in Nevada in the mid-20th century, and African Americans in Nevada.

Dates: 1950s

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Reno-Sparks Branch Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC18
Abstrac

The collection contains administrative records such as minutes, financial documents, and membership rolls for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Reno-Sparks Branch and The Society to Underwrite Racial Equality (SURE). In addition the series documents the status of racial discrimination in the Reno-Sparks area through the varied surveys and reports and materials from the national NAACP organization (1951-1965).

Dates: 1951-1965

Population Changes in Nevada, 1890-1960, for Negroes, Indians and Other Races

 Collection
Identifier: NC745
Abstract

Graph and charts compiled from U.S. census data on the populations of Blacks, Native Americans and Caucasians in Nevada. The collection contains material from August 1965 created by Hazel Gaudet Erskine.

Dates: August 1965

Elmer R. Rusco Collection on Ethnicity and Race in Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 88-28
Abstract

This collection consists of the working files by Rusco and Sue Fawn Chung as editors of the Nevada public affairs review (1987, #2) and by contributing authors of articles on ethnic minorities in Nevada. Ethnic groups include Basques, Blacks, Chinese, American Indians, Japanese, Jews, Koreans, Mexican Americans, and Yugoslavs.

Dates: 1958-1987

Elmer R. Rusco Collection on Ethnicity and Race in Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 90-85
Abstract

These papers, a continuation of collection number 88-28, resulted from an ethnic studies class at UNR in the fall, 1988 semester. Included are reviews of movies, written papers, taped interviews and interview transcripts of the following ethnic or religious groups in Nevada: Afro-Americans, Japanese, Italians, Jews, Portuguese, Thais, Native Americans, Micronesians, and Greeks. For other related materials see collection 88-28 by the same author.

Dates: 1988

Survey

 Collection
Identifier: NC692
Abstract

Results of a survey of the Westside area, a predominantly black neighborhood.,Included are statistical data about those interviewed; and their perceptions of problems in Las Vegas, the extent of employment, Las Vegas as a place to live and raise children, community activity, and exposure to communications (libraries, newspapers, etc.)

Dates: 1965